Staff

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Our office hours are:
Monday-Thursday 9am – 3pm.

Tim Johnson

Tim is married to Anna and they have three children Abi, Emily & Sam. He’s been our Senior Minister since 2013 and has served in different ministry positions for over 20 years. Tim is committed to mission and trains preachers with Langham Partners in PNG. He studied at Ridley Theological College and also served on their board for 9 years. He also holds a PhD in Psychology and knows what you are thinking even before you say it (ok, that…

Kirk Mackenzie

Kirk was on track to become a radio megastar (or at least bringing the megastars their coffee) when Jesus intervened in his life in many amazing ways. God gave him an opportunity to work for a church and gave him a passion for helping young Aussies enter a relationship with God. He is the only male in his home, outnumbered by his excellent wife and two daughters.

Joel Snibson

Joel has come from a background in the airline industry, when God’s call to serve in the local church became clear. Along with his wife Adele and daughter Hannah, have a passion to make Jesus known to unreached people and communities in our city. Joel loves to cook for friends, play with our two cats Charlie and Bella and explore the outdoor trails and walks.

Andy Barras

Andy is passionate about Jesus, good communication, and games (both video and board). He joined our team in 2017, and has a Master of Marketing. He’s married to Lenny, became a father to Beatrix in 2020, and has a dog (Jax) and a turtle (Terrence). In 2020, Andy shifted his role as Communications Guy to become our Digital Minster, leading our digital outreach and services through the pandemic and beyond.

Kylie Pilkington

Kylie caught the travel bug early in life, perhaps from growing up in PNG and travelling with her family, so it was not surprising that she began her working life in the travel industry. After a break from the workforce, to begin raising a family, Kylie joined the staff team at St John’s in 2010, and in 2018 stepped into the Children and Families’ Minister role. She is vastly outnumbered at home by males, with a 20 year marriage to…

Cam Berndt

We ask each staff member to write their own Bio. This is what Cam submitted. Cam is the latest member to join our St John’s staff team as our new youth minister. After falling short in his goal to play in the AFL for Hawthorn and captain the Australian Test cricket team, he moved into the healthcare field where he continues to work today. Cam is married to the delightful Jacinta Berndt and is father to two lovely daughters, Alyssa…

Delle Matthews

Delle grew up in a Christian family but came to faith in Jesus herself during her teen years, developing a passion for God’s word. She has had opportunities to help others really get into the word of God as a literacy consultant with Wycliffe Bible Translators and then through working at the Melbourne School of Theology. Delle loves reading, walking, gardening and knitting.

Carolyn Burns

Carolyn has been a parishioner at St John’s since 2006. She works faithfully as the face of the St John’s office, and particularly enjoys working alongside the staff team serving God in her administrative role. Singing Christian music is a deep passion and joy of Carolyn’s and being a part of the worship team at St John’s is a great privilege which hopefully inspires and encourages others to feel God’s presence and love.