Our mission is to connect all people to Christ, and grow in our love for him, as we serve him together.

About Us

Our Mission as a church is:

‘To connect all people to Christ, and grow in our love for him, as we serve him together’

This is summarised as ‘Connect, Grow, Serve’. All we do as a church seeks to pursue at least one of these key mission objectives.

In 2017 we committed to the following vision for 2017-2020

  • Welcoming, Well Connected and Diverse;
  • Loving and vibrant where each person is valued; and with
  • Commitment to Biblical Teaching and its practical application;
  • Developed and equipped Pastoral Care Teams; and
  • Every member growing in their engagement with God, each other, and our mission.

We are currently considering the next stage of our vision for 2021-2025.

Our Values

Values are all about how we want to serve God together as a team and family in Christ. Our values are:

We value a deepening understanding of God, his Word, each other, and our community.

We value genuine friendships that promote connectedness and belonging through loving relationships. 

We value caring for each other materially, spiritually, and prayerfully 

We value joyful fellowship celebrating our connection in Christ and with each other. 

Download our Mission and Vision Launch Document

Tom Hargreaves

Tom Hargreaves

Senior Minister

Tom is married to Simone and together they have three children at various stages of primary and high school, and have been fellowshipping at St John’s as a family since 2012. Favourite family pursuits include bush walking, bike riding, board games, and roasting marshmallows around the backyard fire pit. Tom was raised in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney and now loves living next door to the Royal National Park and enjoying the beauty of the bush, especially with a camera in hand. Tom loves talking with people about Jesus and seeing them grasp the incredible news that Jesus came to lay down his life for them.

Katrina Ko

Katrina Ko

Youth Minister

Katrina is our Youth Minister who works part-time. Last year she finished studying at Moore Theological College where her husband Ben is currently in his 3rd year of study. She oversees our youth ministries (Wildfire & Surge) is involved in our 6pm service and has a heart to see God’s people serving generously & joyfully, encouraging one another, growing mature in Christ & building each other up to love Jesus. She also loves food, Netflix & playing any kind of sport.

Graham Johnson

Graham Johnson

Parish Administrator

Graham is married to Lynne and is the father of Philip and Elise. Graham worked in IT for a number of large companies in the banking & finance sector before moving to a pre-retirement career as the parish administrator at St John’s in 2006. Graham also works for Ambassadors Football Australia partnering with local churches to run school holiday soccer camps for children aged 5-12. Graham accepted Jesus into his life at an ISCF houseparty while in year 11 at Kirrawee High School, and has attended St John’s Sutherland since 1982. Away from work, Graham loves sport and travel.

Carly Nancarrow

Carly Nancarrow

Office Administrator

Carly is our Office Administrator and the first point of contact for enquiries with weddings, baptisms, funerals, the use of the church building and halls as well as visitors to the church office. She is also responsible for many behind the scenes activities including social media, the production of the weekly service bulletins and presentations. Away from work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, catching up with friends over a cuppa and attending Narwee Baptist Church.

Donald Robinson Village Chaplaincy

Andrew Hudson

Andrew Hudson

Donald Robinson Village Chaplain

Andrew is married to Keena and they have four adult children and 15 grandchildren. They have lived in Como since 1995. Andrew loves anything outdoors especially in water and is becoming more reflective with age… at last!

Andrew began ministry in Sutherland in 2011 as the Interim Minister (part-time) while still serving as a Chaplain with Anglican Youthworks’ Gap Year program ‘Year 13’.  After 25 years with Youthworks in a few different roles and serving as Youth Minister in the Parishes of Homebush West and Lismore it was time for a change. Being a chaplain at Donald Robinson Village alongside Faye Hillier was just the thing… like youth ministry, retirement living is very relational and everybody knows each other well… no room for masks and show-offs… Andrew loves being real and relevant!

Faye Hillier

Faye Hillier

Donald Robinson Village Chaplain

Faye Hillier – Faye is a chaplain at Donald Robinson Village. She started life in England and arrived in Australia when she was 7. She was the quiet one at school, happy to go unnoticed and under the radar. The real journey began at 17 when a friend invited her to youth group… she realised that Jesus not only saw her, he loved her! His love continues to fuel her life… along with a love of the outdoors, time with family and shared cups of tea.