Our Staff

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.

Alan Lukabyo

Senior Minister

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.

Caroline Andrews

Assistant Minister – Growing Believers

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.

Myles Elton

Assistant Minister – Discipling the Young

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.

Jeri Jones Sparks

Assistant Minister – Reaching the Lost (part-time)

Blake has responsibilities at both St James Corydon and St Lukes Concord-Burwood. He is married to Sarah and they have the joy of raising Herb, Adelaide and Juniper. Two favourite places for Blake are the waves and the garden. In his own faith and as a minister, Blake loves seeing how Jesus speaks into all parts of life.

Blake Hatton

Assistant Minister – St Lukes Anglican Church Concord – Burwood

Lydia has attended St James since 2007. She loves coffee, pub trivia, romcoms, and shopping at IKEA. It brings her great joy to share the gospel with children and lead them to know and love God as their King and Heavenly Father.

Lydia Soo

Children’s Minister (part-time)

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.

Sam Austin

Assistant Youth Minister (part-time)

Vivienne For

Parish Administrator – St James Croydon

Sharon Bogg

Office Manager – St Lukes Concord-Burwood

Ministry Trainees

Ministry Traineeships

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Leadership Teams

Wardens and Parish Council

  • Andrew (Warden)
  • Justin
  • John
  • David (Warden)
  • Kushak
  • Jen
  • Stewart (Warden)
  • Katina
  • Edward
  • Rachel


  • Kristen
  • Peter
  • Ian
  • Jane
  • Shanya
  • Joy
  • Wolfgang
  • Sophie
  • Nick
  • Michelle


  • Alex
  • Louise
  • Abboud
  • Alan
  • Lesley
  • Kelly


  • Rob
  • Emily
  • Edie
  • Mikaela

Safe Ministry Representative

Rob Scott (9am)