Ministry Team
James Smith

James Smith

Senior Minister

James came to Australia in 2009 from England on a short term overseas secondment as a management consultant with a global accountancy firm.  Five years later he was ordained as a minister in the Anglican church in Sydney, which wasn’t part of his plan but was part of God’s! James believes in the gospel of grace and building a family of Jesus Christ at Beecroft, which is growing in number, in faith and in love. He also believes in running and rock music, sometimes indulging in both simultaneously when his ageing body allows. He is married to Karen and has a daughter, Keziah, with whom he loves to offer and accept hospitality. 

 

 

Pete Wood

Pete Wood

Assistant Minister

Pete grew up in Sydney, Jesus calling him to a saving faith in his late teens. Since that time his passion has been sharing Jesus’ love and free gift of forgiveness with everyone around him. Pete and his wife, Liz have been on a variety of ministry adventures together. These have involved but are not limited to music, kids’ and families’ ministry, outreach and church planting. They have three children together, Eleanor, Alistair and Simeon. Pete also enjoys cooking, messing around with tools, old cars, playing music and writing. He has a famously terrible sense of humour and loves a good laugh. Pete oversees families’ and kids’ ministries at St John’s as well as the 6:30pm congregation.

 

Jenny Warren

Jenny Warren

Administrator

Jenny works in our church office four days a week.  She is our main contact for St John's and works closely with the ministry team. Jenny has a background in Human Resources and has lived overseas both working and looking after her family.  Jenny's life is busy with her family, friends, church, garden and organising all the needs of the parish. Hers is the welcoming voice you will hear on the end of the phone during office hours.  If you need something done, talk to Jenny!