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

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 that 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 2017-2021

  • 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

STAFF & VOLUNTEERS

St John’s Sutherland

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.

Jake Berry

Jake Berry

Youth Worker

Jake is our Youth Worker who works part-time. He has a passion for leading youth to know and worship the God who loves them. In 2019, Jake finished his full-time studies at SMBC, and desires to continue serving God in a leadership capacity. He’s married to Jessica, who also loves Jesus. In his spare time, Jake likes to drink coffee, exercise and read. At St Johns, Jake has fun helping run the youth group on Friday nights with some faithful youth leaders. He also preaches occasionally and leads the Surge bible study on Sunday mornings.

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 church.

Donald Robinson Village Chaplaincy

John Reed

John Reed

Donald Robinson Village Chaplain

John was born and grew up in Kenya, in East Africa, his parents and grandparents before them having been missionaries. They left Africa for the UK and ended up here, in Australia, within a couple of years – which has been home ever since. Having finished his education here, John became a teacher, before going into Anglican ministry. Over the past 23 years, he has served in various roles, most recently as rector of the parish of Keiraville, in Wollongong. John is married to Janine, and they have three adult children and one grandchild.

Faye Hillier

Faye Hillier

Donald Robinson Village Chaplain

Faye 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.

St John’s Wardens

Robyn

Robyn

Warden and Volunteer Office Administrator

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Warden

Clive

Clive

Warden

SAFE MINISTRY

Bec

Bec

Safe Ministry Representative

St John’s Sutherland is committed to the physical, emotional and spiritual welfare and safety of all people, particularly within its own community. To ensure the safety of children and vulnerable people in our communities, St John’s Sutherland, in conjunction with the Anglican Church of Australia, uses a range of policies and procedures to maintain a safe environment for everyone. We look forward to seeing you and your children at our children and youth ministries.