Ministers

Ministers

Our ministers provide leadership and teaching to our church, under the overall leadership of Tim, our Senior Minister, and Jesus.

Senior Minister

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…
Youth & Young Adults

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.
Associate Minister

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…
Children & Families

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…
Associate Minister

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.
Student Minister

Sam Oldland

Sam loves helping people get to know Jesus, loves his wife Rhonnie, and loves the Carlton Football Club. He has been serving in ministry since 2012, and is training to be an Anglican minister at Ridley College. Sam and Rhonnie are members of our 8:00am and 9:30am congregations.