Meet Our 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. 

 

 

Ann Cunningham

Ann Cunningham

Care Pastor (part-time)

Ann is married to Corey and has three daughters. She trained and worked as an Occupational Therapist. Ann has been serving as a volunteer at St John's for many years and became the Care Pastor in 2019. Within this position she oversees the practical and pastoral care programs within the church. Ann loves spending time with people, getting to know them and encouraging them in their walk with Jesus through all of life’s ups and downs.

Ben McSweeney

Ben McSweeney

Youth Minister (part-time)

Ben oversees our kids' and youth ministries at St John's. 
He started on our team in January 2021 so stay posted for a bio update on Ben!

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!