Our Staff

Ministry team

BM4.jpg

Rev. Canon Bruce Morrison

In a former life Bruce worked in finance for Qantas. He committed his life to Jesus while studying economics at the University of NSW. Bruce loves to walk and canyon in the Blue Mountains where he grew up or to take his wife Michele riding on his Harley Davidson. Together they have three adult children and seven grandchildren. Apart from responsibilities for directing the parish and staff, Bruce pastors the 8am and 11am congregations.

 

 

Rev. Lisa Boyd (Associate Minister)Lisa

Lisa worked as a registered nurse for eight years, primarily in the cancer ward of a large Sydney children’s hospital. She joined the staff of St John’s in 2010 having completed a four year Bachelor of Divinity degree at Moore College. Her focus is on ministry to women as well as assisting with pastoring the 9:30am and 7pm congregations and she is passionate about cross-cultural ministry. She loves mangoes, road trips and playing with her nieces and nephews. Lisa recently married Gavin.

 

 

 

Rev. Ronaldo Sanchez (Associate Minister)Ronaldo

Ronaldo grew up in Australia and is true to his Filipino heritage. He is sensitive and enjoys power ballads. He came to know the love of his life, Jesus, in 2001. The relationship with him gets better and better. Ronaldo would love to see the many cultures of Parramatta receive the full and lasting life that only Jesus can offer. He is a die hard fan of basketball and tennis. If he had a spare 6 months, he would serve the San Antonio Spurs in order to learn leadership, team dynamics and organisational culture. Ronaldo is married to the wonderful Meghan. Their days are spent nurturing their two children, Rosita and Rafael.

 

 

Dr. Michael Safari (Persian Minister)Michael

Michael is originally from Iran and has a PhD in Linguistics. He and his wife Ulrike were missionaries with Operation Mobilisation before coming to St John’s in 2004. The Safari’s have two boys and minister to the Persian congregations in the Farsi language. Michael is passionate about evangelism and can be found most Thursdays in the Parramatta City Mall area doing just that. He is also passionate about soccer.

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. Ken Tang (Chinese Minister)Ken

Ken is originally from Hong Kong. He qualified as a CPA and worked with Panasonic before deciding to go into full time ministry. He joined the staff at St John’s in 2004. Ken has responsibility for St John’s ministry to Chinese language-speaking congregations and pastoral responsibility for the Cantonese-speaking congregation. Ken is married to Joyce and together they enjoy travel to different parts of the world. Ken is passionate about discipleship training and would like to train more Christians to be mature in Christ.

 

 

 

 

Deanne Hamwi (Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator)Deanne

 


 

Ministry Support Team

Valerian (Val) D’Lima (Cathedral Verger)

Val joined the staff of St John’s in a full-time capacity in 2006. He is responsible for the day-to-day presentation of the cathedral and hall complex. Val, who came to Australia from Pakistan, is married to Dora and they have three adult children. Val is passionate about  family weekends away with a bit of fishing thrown in.

Maryanne Golding (General Manager, Admin & Property)MG.jpg

Maryanne has a PhD in audiology and was a researcher with the National Acoustic Laboratories before joining the staff at St John’s in 2008. She is responsible for the management of property and other resources within the parish. Maryanne is married to Chris and is passionate about live theatre and her morning coffee (skim flat white with one sugar, if you’re buying).

 

 

Cherylyn McArthur (Ministry Support Administrator)Cherylyn (2)

Cherylyn has qualifications in marketing and has worked in event management and advertising. Most recently she has worked for various Christian organisations in administrative roles. She is married to Gary and between them they have four children aged from 17 to 26 years.Her role at St John’s is in support of ministry through administration and communication. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, cake decorating and playing the piano.

 

 

 

 

Sandra Coady  (Property and Administration Assistant)Sandra

 

 

 

 

 

David Osborne (Cathedral Organist)

David has qualifications from Trinity College (London), the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMusA) and has piano teaching accreditation with Suzuki Talent Education. He has been Cathedral Organist at St John’s since 1982. He specializes in organ, choral music, and delights in teaching. David is married to Leonie and they have two adult children. David is passionate about his family, all things musical, bible study, and God’s great gifts of living, people, nature and creation.