Church Anglican Canberra historic Reid

Our Ministry Team

The Rev'd David McLennan was inducted as Rector on 27 January 2022. Mobile: 0468 634 351. 

The Rev'd Canon Kevin Stone, Associate Priest, has a pastoral ministry within the parish which is especially focused on older persons. He retired as the Rector of St Luke’s, Deakin, in 2014. Email: Mobile: 0450 676 864.

Michael Shaw is our Young People's Ministry Facilitator. He studied a Bachelor of Video Games and Virtual World's Programming and has been involved in a number of other activities such as Medieval Re-enactment with sword fighting. He is a committed Christian and strives to walk in the path God has set before him. Email:

Mobile: 0458 618 595.


The Rev’d Vicky Cullen, Honorary Priest, 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. Email: Mobile: 0476 777 203

Archdeacon David Hill, Honorary Priest, is the son of Archdeacon Hill who was the Rector of St John’s in the 1960′s and early 1970′s. He served as a Naval Chaplain for almost twenty years and left the RAN as a Senior Chaplain in order to return to the Diocese as Rector of Moruya in 1995. He has retired from full-time Ministry and joined the staff of St John’s in 2007.



Kimberley van Leeuwen, Office Administrator.  Email:  Parish Office: 02 6248 8399


Sheila Thomson OAM, Director of Music, 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.

Email: Tel: 02 6281 3433


Jason Haines, Executive Officer, St John's Care.  Email: Tel: 02 6248 7771

Robbie, Operations Manager, St John's Care.  Email: Tel: 02 6248 7771

Karen, Case Manager, St John's Care. Supports clients with a variety of complex issues that require extra attention in order for them to be supported in a more holistic manner.  Tel: 02 6248 7771

Tracy, Finance and Administration Officer, St John's Care. Email: Tel: 02 6248 7771

2021/22 Leadership Team/Parish Council


Wardens: John Richards, Christine Hawkins and Russ Tunks.

Parish Councillors: Helen Wilson, Edward Jackson, Cerelia Lim, Sean Noble, Cecilia Symonds, Gregory Cole, Wygene Chong and Andrew de Lautour.