St Paul's Anglican

Our Team

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.

Sophie Witheridge, Maturity Pastor

Sophie works to see all our members growing deep in God’s word and prayer.

Other Pastors and Ministry Workers

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

Ministry Trainees

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.

Tinik Chiu

Jasmin Huang

Jono Coy

Jasmine Chen

Ben Robinson

Anna Robinson

Student Ministers

As part of their training for pastoral ministry, our student ministers serve part-time at St Paul’s alongside their full-time theological education.

Nikhil Kurien

Lisa Newnham

Liam Nolan

Pip Witheridge