Jim has been lead pastor of St John’s since 2006. He is responsible for overall vision and for leadership of the adult congregations. He is passionate about the preaching of God’s word, growing many more pastors, and supporting evangelists. He surfs keenly, but badly.
Cynthia Lopez - Administrator
Cynthia has been with St John’s since 2011. She is responsible for office administration, and for managing a team of volunteers. She has a passion for making the most of the working life for God, and especially for pastoral care of His people.
Niki Orenstein - Youth & Co-6pm Pastor
Niki completed her study at SMBC and joined the staff team in 2017 as the Youth/Co-6pm Pastor. She loves overseeing the youth group and seeing God at work in people's lives. She hopes to continue serving the youth and young adults at St Johns to see them grow in their love for Jesus.
Leonie Menzies - Children's Pastor
Leonie is married to John and has three adult children Joshua, Bethanie and Maddison. Leonie recently finished up working in child protection for the NSW government and is looking forward to working at St John's as the children's pastor. Her focus will be coordinating KAOS to ensure children at St John's learn of Christ's love for them and have clear presentations of God's Word. When Leonie is not at St John's, she will be doing post-graduate studies at SMBC Croydon.
Michael Chen - Music Director
Michael leads our music teams so that they might lead God’s people to praise God and uplift each other. He is a skilled guitarist and drummer.
Heather Steinmetz - HELP Co-ordinator
Amy Jamieson - Scripture Co-ordinator
Amy is currently looking after her four platinum blonde ninjas and in her spare time she loves to sew new clothes and visit Maroubra vinnies! In 2018 Amy will be our new part-time-paid Scripture Co-ordinator, taking on the responsibility of overseeing the ministry and its volunteers, while also training up Patty to assist in the role. Amy is looking forward to getting creative in her scripture role as she has missed teaching and having fun with kids in the classroom.
Patty Ayres - Scripture Trainee
Patty is currently studying K-12 education at UTS and on the side, works as an English tutor. Patty is part of the 6pm congregation and currently leads as a KAOS teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her dog, Enzo, and also enjoys reading, writing, and teaching kids when she gets the chance. Patty’s hair regularly changes colour and we eagerly await what 2018 will bring to her lovely locks. Patty will be employed as a paid-casual scripture teacher in 2018 for some of our Maroubra Junction and Maroubra Bay scripture classes.