Staff

Matthew Wilcoxen

Matt became the rector of St John’s in 2021, having previously served as a minister at churches in Southern California, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, and on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Originally from the United States, Matt and his wife, Annie, fell in love with the people and places of Sydney when they moved here for doctoral studies and work in 2012. Together with their three adopted children, Matt and Annie enjoy reading, hanging out at the beach, entertaining guests in their home, and watching sport (they are especially fanatical about basketball).

In Matt’s words: “St. John’s is a church with a long and unique history of being devoted to the Truth of the Bible, the Beauty of Anglican worship, and the Goodness of serving those on the margins. Through this rich inheritance God has uniquely positioned us to be an especially vibrant witness to the good news about Jesus in our 21st century urban context. I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be.”

Matt has the principal responsibility for the vision of St John’s, for leading the staff, and for preaching. He also serves a key role in the leadership of our partner organisation, St. John’s Community Services. 

Martin Robinson

Martin is the Senior associate minister, married to Jane Robinson. He handles the parish’s nursing home and hospital ministry

Matthew Paterson

Matt is our Assistant Minister and a chaplain of Rough Edges,  He has worked as an Anglican minister in the inner-city of Sydney since 2014, Matt is delighted to be serving at St John’s Darlinghurst. He loves meeting new people, listening to people’s stories, and reckons that if Jesus was here on earth, He would spend a lot of time in a place like Darlinghurst.   Matt is married to Sarinah, and they have two children.

Fridah Nakabiri

Fridah our administrator has a desire to see Christ’s love reach those experiencing struggle and marginalisation. She has a husband Francis, and two baby boys Benjamin and Levi.

Laurie Alexander

Laurie is the Verger at St Johns, where he takes care of all issues related to the grounds and its maintenance.