Craig joined us as Associate Minister in 2001 and became our Senior Minister in 2003. Previously, he worked for 10 years as a Chartered Accountant and corporate recovery expert. Craig is married to Libby; they have three children, Harry, Sophie and Ruby. Craig will watch almost any televised sporting event, but plays touch footy, drinks good coffee & cold beer, and is convinced that the Christian life stacks up in your head and in your heart. He is looking forward to getting to heaven and helping as many people as possible join him there.
Craig can be contacted on 9908 2110, 040 9908 211 or e-mail
Lionel joined us in 2013 as an assistant minister. Lionel became a Christian in Year 6 after hearing about Jesus from primary school Scripture (SRE) teachers. He’s been a very-part-time jazz piano player in North-West Sydney, an electrical engineer at a solar energy research facility in Botany, a minister at an Anglican church in Wollongong, and most recently a New Testament doctoral researcher at Durham University, UK. But he still reckons the best job in the world is speaking with people from all sorts of backgrounds about the everlasting life that Jesus offers. Lionel is married to Bronwyn and they have three children: Adelaide, Harry and Eleanor.
Lionel can be contacted on 9953 1830, 0402 204 347 or e-mail
Kate joined us as an Assistant Minister in 2012, having served as a student minister here while studying at Moore Theological College. She loves a cup of good coffee and can usually be found enjoying one of the many cafes in Neutral Bay. She also loves hanging out with her family, especially the time she gets to spend spoiling her 3 young nephews and her niece.
Kate’s greatest joy is sharing the the love of Jesus with as many women and kids as she can.
Kate oversees our Women’s, Youth & Kids’ ministry & can be contacted on 0437 778 961 or email
Claire has been a member of our church for several years. After gaining a 1st class honours degree in engineering, Claire worked out that building relationships is more important than building power stations. She is taking 2 years to work with us as a ministry apprentice under the MTS scheme as a way of checking out if full-time Christian ministry is for her.
Claire works with our pre-school and primary school kids, and attends our 5pm church service.
After making the long and arduous journey from Middle Earth (New Zealand) in January 2014, Luke started his study at Moore Theological College and joined St Augustine’s. Having known about Jesus from a young age, Luke came over here to train as a pastor so he can know him better and teach others about him. Long term he’d like to return to New Zealand but while he is here he intends to spend as much time as he can with friends and in the bush, preferably both at the same time.
Phil moved from Darwin to Sydney in 2013 to study at Moore Theological College. Phil is married to Laura and together they share a passion for seeing God’s Kingdom grow. They support the Sydney Swans and enjoy a good classic movie, live music and British comedy.
Phil and Laura hope return to the Northern Territory after college.
Ruth moved from London to Sydney in 2011 to study at Moore Theological College. Having become a Christian as an adult, she is dedicated to seeing others discover Jesus and realise that a life following him is so much better that the alternative.
When not studying, Ruth teaches Ballet and Contemporary dance to children and teenagers, and spends any free time she has going for long walks or doing anything cultural.
Mark Edmonds, Kim Parish and Alex Wilkins are three elected parishioners who fill an important role. They are responsible for managing the finances and buildings of our church and assist the ministry team in many ways.
Churchwardens are elected (2) and appointed (1) at the church’s annual business meeting.
Sue Whitehead is the bookkeeper, who manages our church accounting functions for the wardens.
Our church could not function without the help of all the members who volunteer to do many things. These include teaching the Bible in the local primary school, staffing the church office, cleaning the church building, maintaining the buildings and grounds, serving in kids church and the creche by introducing kids to Jesus Christ.