Our Staff

Alan Lukabyo

Alan Lukabyo

Senior Minister

Al was born in Uganda and moved to Sydney as a boy. He has been a Christian all his life. He is married to Ruth, and they have three young adult children. He has been Senior Minister at St James since 2012.

Caroline Andrews

Caroline Andrews

Assistant Minister - Growing Believers

Caroline grew up at Maroubra. Before joining St James in 2018 as an Assistant Minister Caroline served for 18 years with the Sydney University Evangelical Union. She loves the beach, her nephews and nieces and great books. Caroline also loves seeing people grow in their love and confidence in the Lord Jesus.

Myles Elton

Myles Elton

Assistant Minister - Discipling the Young

Myles has been a follower of Jesus since God transformed his life as a teenager. He is married to Erin and together they love going on adventures with their four hobbit children. He loves walking with families as they go through the highs and lows of raising young ones to love Jesus.

Jeri Jones Sparks

Jeri Jones Sparks

Assistant Minister - Reaching the Lost (P/T)

Jeri grew up in Western Sydney and has previously worked at St Barnabas Broadway. She is passionate about seeing people of all backgrounds and stories experience the love of Jesus. Jeri loves pop culture, deep conversations and spending time with people – especially when she gets to cook for them! She is married to Andrew.
Alison Collins

Alison Collins

Childrens Minister (P/T)

Alison is passionate about teaching the gospel to children and seeing them grow in their relationship with Christ. She has previously worked at Blakehurst, Padstow and South Hurstville parishes. Alison enjoys reading, walks on the beach, spending time with family and friends and especially her little nieces.

Lisa Evered

Lisa Evered

Parish Administrator (P/T)

Lisa was born in Germany and came to Australia when she was three. She grew up in Armidale and moved to Sydney to study at university. She is passionate about providing logistical support to non-profit organisations. Lisa has been a Christian since 2015 and attends the 7pm service at St James. She loves reading, history, zombie movies and most importantly, Jesus.

Sam Austin

Sam Austin

Assistant Youth Minister (P/T)

Sam has been an Inner Westie his whole life and often jokes that he may just never leave. He loves good coffee, pub food, and people to enjoy life with. Sam became a Christian in early high school when he realised that Jesus wasn’t just an idea, but a person who loved him and died for him. He’s keen to see the young people of the Inner West discover Jesus for themselves.