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Rector – Rev’d Chris Johnson

Rector
E-mail Rector – Rev’d Chris Johnson

Chris joined us in July 2020 as our Senior Minister. Together with Lynda they have over 3 decades of ministry experience in the Anglican Church of Southern Queensland following study at Ridley College in Melbourne. They have ministered in Kenmore, Moggill, Zillmere, North Pine and Gold Coast North.

Chris grew up in Brisbane, and initially completed a Bachelor of Business before moving south to study theology. Chris and Lynda married in 1986, have three married children and a growing tribe of grandchildren which bring them much delight.

Chris is passionate about seeing disciples growing to maturity and making more disciples. Seeing the body of Christ gathered for worship, equipping and empowering people to use their God-given gifts, and helping others see that Jesus is the rescuer we all need, is what drives him to get up each morning.

Associate – Rev’d Lynda Johnson

Associate Minister
E-mail Associate – Rev’d Lynda Johnson

Rev Lynda, our Associate, joined us in July 2020 with her husband, Chris. Lynda grew up in Wollongong, becoming a Christian when she gave her life to the Lord at the age of 11.

Lynda has enjoyed the piano for most of her life, both playing and teaching. She moved to Sydney in her twenties and it was there that she was encouraged to pursue pastoral ministry. Lynda moved to Melbourne to study theology at Ridley College, and it was there that she met Chris. After marrying and moving to Brisbane, she then completed more theological study and was ordained in 2000. Lynda has had several Diocesan roles, including Diocesan committees, and has been on a School Council for 12 years, including a time as Chair.

Lynda is committed to developing evangelical ministry across Queensland and in that role, she Chairs EFAC Qld [Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion], a global organisation started by John Stott in the 1960s.

Lynda loves photography, making and drinking great coffee, and together with Chris, they are looking forward to exploring the waterways of Noosa on their kayak.

The Rev’d Gary McClellan

Community Chaplain, St Andrew's College

It is such a privilege to live and work in this beautiful part of God’s world. My passion is to help people discover Jesus Christ and grow in their knowledge and love of Him. In January 2017 my family relocated from Melbourne, where I worked as an Anglican Minister in a large church in the south-eastern suburbs for 13 years. Prior to Melbourne we lived in Sydney, where I worked in the construction industry before retraining and working in full time Christian ministry, specifically with youth. My beautiful wife, Bek, is a physiotherapist and together we have two terrific, school-age daughters: Jazlyn and Indi. I love camping and 4-wheel driving, the beach, good food, meeting new people, and spending time with family and friends. I am excited be the Community Chaplain at St Andrew’s Anglican College, working in partnership with the Anglican Church of Noosa, and look forward to meeting you soon. Email Gary: GMcClellan@saac.qld.edu.au

Rev’d Chris Ivey

Honorary Minister and Principal of St Andrew's College

Chris serves as the Principal of St Andrew’s Anglican College Peregian Springs, is a member of the congregation that meets at the college, and occasionally involved in leading worship services across our three locations.

His email is civey@saac.qld.edu.au