Our Team

Kimberly Sawyer

Priest in Charge

Coming Soon!




Ken Youman

Honorary Associate Priest

After retiring as an Electrical Engineer, Ken retrained as a Minister and after a time in full-time ministry, moved to Cooks Hill with his wife Margret. He now volunteers his time at St John’s, leading a number of services and activities each week and sharing our wedding and baptism ministry with Kimberly.

Ken has a great heart for people and has a warm and deep spirituality. Ken leads our fortnightly mindfulness group for Listening, Healing and Meditation.

Lyndsey McKenzie

Children and Youth Minister

Lyndsey moved to Newcastle in 2012 with husband Craig and 3 young children, after serving 12 years in the UK Royal Air Force.

Lyndsey has a great passion for children’s ministry and loves to see the great bonds of friendship formed between children and families in the church.

Living so far from her native England, Lyndsey sees church as her adopted family.

When not at work, you can find Lyndsey with a cup of tea and her nose in a good book.