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JOSHUA JOHNSTON

SENIOR MINISTER

Josh grew up in Western Sydney and became the Senior Minister at Minto at the start of 2022. He is married to Bernie and they have two awesome sons and two amazing daughters. Josh is really excited by the opportunities Minto Anglican has to engage and serve the community with the love of Jesus Christ. He would love to meet you and share the hope that is found in Jesus.

MEET THE STAFF TEAM

SAMANTHA GRAHAM

CHILDREN'S MINISTER

Samantha (Sam) is married to Simon and has a little boy named Lucas. She is passionate about partnering with parents to help teach and equip the next generation to love and share Jesus. When she is not working or hanging out with her own tiny human, you will find her with a good book and cup of tea or looking for the best donut in town.

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JAIRUS JI

MANDARIN MINISTER

Jairus is married to Priscilla. He joined Minto Anglican Church as assistant minister in 2022. Jairus finished his master’s degree at The University of Sydney in Commerce and has a Diploma of Theology from Sydney Missionary and Bible College. He did Ministry Apprenticeship with Australia Fellowship Evangelical Student (AFES) at the University of Sydney serving alongside the international students. He loves to see people come to faith in Jesus and Christ’s community sharing the love of God with the people around them.

SONIA KIND

WOMEN'S DISCIPLESHIP MINISTER

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Sonia grew up in the south west of Sydney. Since becoming a Christian at 28, Sonia has sort to serve Jesus wherever God has placed her and has now been a part of Minto Anglican for over 35 years. She has been married to David for over 40 years and is the proud mum of 3 amazing young men and grandmother to 4 wonderful grandchildren. Sonia loves Jesus and wants to see others come to a saving faith in Christ. 

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SARAH BOLTON

STUDENT MINISTER

Sarah is from western Sydney and currently in her second year at Moore theological college. Sarah is excited to learn and see people grow in the love of God at Minto. She loves music, a good laugh and hanging out with people. 

SIMON GRAHAM

STUDENT MINISTER

Simon joined Minto Anglican Church as a student minister in 2022. He is married to Sam and they have a a cheeky one year old boy. Over the past couple of years Simon has been studying at Moore Theological College but is back in the classroom this year as a high school teacher before returning to study in 2023. He is passionate about history and soccer but most of all Jesus and the new life that we can all enjoy in Him.

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SASHI GRAYNDLER

MINTO GARDENS CHAPLAIN

Sashi was brought up in a Hindu family and heard the gospel of Jesus Christ at 19. It took her another 10 years to fully understand what it meant to trust Jesus as both Saviour and Lord. After graduating from Sydney Missionary and Bible College in her 30s, then six years as a missionary in SE Asia, she came back to church-based/pastoral ministry and in 2020, moved into the retirement living space.

As the chaplain at Anglicare’s Minto Gardens, Sashi provides pastoral care and spiritual support to the residents and staff. Along with running weekly chapel services and a Bible Study, she hopes to host some creative sessions with residents as well as spending time in one-to-one pastoral care.

GROWTH GROUP LEADERS

Much of the real action at Minto Anglican Church happens in our Growth Groups. We’re so thankful for our Growth Group leaders who care for these smaller communities within our church family, who rally the troops, and who help chart the future for our church as a whole.

PARISH COUNCIL & WARDENS

As an Anglican church, we elect representatives each March to help us pursue our vision. These include a 'Parish Council' who govern our finances and property, and Wardens who administer them. You can read about their responsibilities here.

Those elected/appointed at our 2022 AGM:
Wardens: Daniel Kind, Angela Bailey, Lincoln Bollen
Parish Councillors: Victor Strajn, Ming Wu, David Phelps, Vincent Bollen and Jonathan Tai
Synod Representatives (for the 2020-22 triennium): Paul Bailey and Evelyn Nicholls