Staff | St John's Diamond Creek



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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.

Julie Blinco

Choosing to follow Jesus is the best thing I’ve ever done! Living life trusting in God and yielded to His Way, has at times been like participating in an extreme sport with risk, adventure and adrenalin. Other times it’s been more like enjoying the richest of feasts with loved ones, where there’s no shortage of vibrance, joy and colour! A background in foreign aid and community development, education, and drama/performance arts informs my ministry expression. Things that make me happy…

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…

Ros Rudd

Ros joined our team in 2016 after serving for several years as a Chaplain to Austin Health. She is passionate about pastoral care which flows out of her experience in nursing and chaplaincy. Ros is married to Murray and they have four grown children and five delighful grandchildren. Ros studied at Ridley Theological College and also holds a Master of Nursing degree. She is also and accredited Pastoral Supervisor.

Andi Fidock

Andi loves Jesus and reckons she’s on to something by becoming our Youth Minister in 2019. In this role she gets to have a bucket load of fun and share the love of Jesus to an awesome bunch of young people. Currently studying Theology and halfway through a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Andi hopes to one-day work abroad and use her skills to aid in doing cross-cultural mission. Letting the world know about the love God has for them. When…

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.