Church isn’t just run by pastors and paid staff. Every member of St Paul’s is part of our mission to reach, love and serve others, as Jesus compels us to do. The work of our church is done by countless people who spend their weeks contributing in various ways.
St Paul’s staff team enable our members to do this work well. They lead, equip and support us, so we can love others, grow deeper in the Word, glorify God, share the gospel, and serve with courage and creativity. They do this in focused ways, but as a unified team that seeks the good of God’s people at St Paul’s.
Pastors Team (Full-time)
Raj Gupta, Senior Pastor
Raj oversees the teaching, vision, strategy and governance of our church as we seek to reach, love and serve under Jesus.
Peter Baker, Magnification Pastor
Peter oversees our teams helping people to glorify God by loving, worshipping and delighting in him—on Sundays and throughout the week.
Kelly Landrigan, Membership Pastor
Kelly leads our membership ministry, so everyone can be connected into a vibrant community of faith and love.
Sam Russell, Ministry Pastor
Sam equips and enables people at St Paul’s to gladly serve Jesus and others with their whole lives.
Sarah Lancaster, Children’s Pastor
Sarah leads our kids ministry teams to help children grow in their understanding and love for Jesus.
Mike Everett, Youth Pastor
Mike oversees youth ministry at St Pauls, working with our youth leaders to help teenagers grow in their faith.
Victor Chen, Chinese Church Pastor
Victor pastors our Chinese-speaking congregation, as they reach out to the multicultural community of Carlingford and beyond.
Other Pastors and Ministry Workers
Sophie Witheridge, Maturity Pastor
Sophie works to see all our members growing deep in God’s word and prayer.
Mohammad Shahmaleki, Iranian Church Pastor
Mohammad pastors our Iranian Church congregation and leads our efforts to reach Sydney’s Farsi-speaking community.
Naomi Lawson, Part-Time Ministry Worker
Joshua Charles, Part-Time Ministry Worker
Ministry Support Staff
Philip Gunning, Operations Manager
Noni Sinclair, Database Administrator & Safe Ministry Officer
Jo Wattle, Administrative Support
Cherinne Fernando, Accounts
Fiona Burton, EA to Senior Pastor
Virginia Chen, Administrative Support (Chinese Church)
Andrew Phelps, Graphic Designer
Sophia Russell, Communications
Ian Lawson, Tech Officer
St Paul’s is committed to raising up gospel labourers to send out into God’s great harvest. One way we do this is by training ministry apprentices, who undertake a two-year practical ministry training program under the supervision of an experienced pastor.
Our 2024 apprentices are Tinik Chiu, Jasmin Huang, Jono Coy, Jasmine Chen, Ben Robinson, and Anna Robinson. Click here for more information about MTS.
As part of their training for pastoral ministry, our student ministers serve part-time at St Paul’s alongside their full-time theological education.