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Rev'd David McLennan


Born and raised in Toowoomba, Dave moved to Canberra on a Defence graduate program. Before embarking on his ministry journey, he worked in the public service (mainly in defence intelligence), and also served as an infantry solider on the East Timor border in 2000.


Dave commenced theological studies in Sydney before returning to Canberra-Goulburn Diocese, where he was ordained in 2014. He serves as a board member at Emmaus Christian School and is a member of the Anglican Church Property Trust. He is married to Cath (a teacher), and they have four children. In January 2022, Dave was inducted as the 18th Rector of St John’s.

Nathanael Thierry

Curate/Assistant Minister

Nathanael was born in Geelong, Victoria and is married to Genovah, and together they have one adorable baby son. Nathanael has lived overseas, served in cross-cultural missions in francophone Africa, and worked as a sourdough baker, which he now does as a hobby when he has time. He is passionate about Jesus, languages, books, and enjoys spending time with people and talking about theology, philosophy, history, and well a lot of other things!

Rev'd Canon Kevin Stone

Associate Priest, Pastoral Care Coordinator

Before his retirement as Rector of St Luke’s, Deakin in 2014, Kevin had served as rector of several parishes within the diocese. His previous career was a teacher in rural schools.

Mary De Lautour

Children and Families Worker

Mary De Lautour’s family has worshipped at St John’s since 2017. She has recently been appointed as our Children and Families Worker, responsible for overseeing children’s ministry at our 9.30 service and restarting our Mainly Music program on Wednesday mornings.

Rev’d Tracey Sutherland

Honorary Assistant Priest

Tracey has ministered extensively in various parishes and chaplaincy contexts, including as an Assistant Priest at St John’s.

Rev’d Vicky Cullen

Honorary Assistant Priest

Vicky was a secondary and tertiary teacher for 20 years before ordination. She studied at St Mark’s National Theological Centre and was made deacon in 1988, being appointed to St John’s as curate for 3 years until 1992 when she was ordained priest. During the next 25 years she was rector of several parishes and did more study in counselling and spiritual direction.

Sheila Thomson OAM

Director of Music

Sheila has a performance degree in pipe organ from the Canberra School of Music. She is a teacher of piano and organ and is one of the conductors of the local U3A choir. On Australia Day 2012 she was awarded an Order of Australia in the General Division for the service to the community as a church organist and musical director.

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