Ken Noakes

Ken oversees our Church and Training ministries.

With a business background, he went to Moore Theological College, and has since served in ministry at (Holy) Trinity Church in Adelaide, St Andrew’s Cathedral, Ministry Training & Development, and Naremburn Cammeray Anglican Churches in Sydney. He has preached, taught and trained at churches, colleges and conferences around Australia and India.

He has given up his dream of winning each of the tennis grand slams and revised his ambition to simply be a spectator one day at each! On a day off, you might find him in a book or on a bushwalk (despite his hopeless sense of direction!)

Ken is married to Naomi, and they have four children.

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Dave Swan

Dave oversees our Families and Outreach ministries.

After training for full time ministry at Moore Theological College, Dave served in the country, first at Gunnedah and then in Bingara before venturing back to the Lower Mountains.

In his spare time, he likes to hang out with his family, make stuff with his hands, fix things that are broken and try to get some exercise when he can.

Dave and his wife Elizabeth have four children.

Dave also serves as the Chair of the Nepean Christian School Council.

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Josh Ord

Josh oversees our Youth and Young Adults ministries.

Josh worked in Aged Care and Camping Ministries before training at both Moore Theological College, and Sydney Missionary & Bible College.

He enjoys music, most things with engines, and the occasional LAN party.

Josh is married to Rebekah.

Josh also serves as the Chair of the Lower Mountains SRE (Scripture) Board.

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Rachael Connor

From 2020, Rachael oversees our Children’s and School Scripture (SRE) ministries.

Rachael worked in plant pathology before beginning study at Moore Theological College with her husband, Glen.  They then lived and worked Talua Ministry Training Centre in Vanuatu for ten years.  After returning to Australia, Rachael has worked as a teacher’s aide in local schools while finishing her BTh.

Rachael enjoys gardening, knitting, bush-walking and a strong cup of tea with friends.

She and Glen have four children.

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Helen Brown

Helen looks after administration for our parish.

Helen is a teacher librarian who has worked in a number of Christian schools during her career most recently managing the library and teaching library classes to students at Kathmandu International Study Centre in Nepal, a school for missionary children where she was sponsored by Interserve.

She is developing heart for social justice, having seen the plight of refugees and those living in poverty in Nepal, and for living a less ‘cluttered’ life.

In her spare time, Helen enjoys walking, travelling and engaging with friends in many different activities – cards,
movies, theatre, eating …

Helen has three children and seven grandchildren.

Luke Brush

Luke looks after administration including our safe ministry initiatives.

He has studied music.

In his spare time, Luke enjoys being a very involved Uncle, making music and reading.

He is involved heavily in our LMAP Evening Church, is one of our Growth Group leaders, and serves on the leadership team of LMAP Youth.

Trevor Oakley

Trevor oversees our Seniors and Pastoral Care ministries.

Trevor studied at Moore Theological College and has served in ministry as the Senior Minister at Lawson, Summer Hill and Punchbowl.

He enjoys meeting people, sharing good food, playing golf and working on an extensive model train layout.

Trevor is married to Linda and they have 3 adult children and 5 grandsons.

Trevor also serves on the Council of Trinity Grammar School.

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Howard Whitehouse

Howard is responsible for our Property and Finances.

Howard has experience in Business management with Christian publishing and media, banking, and travel. He has extensive experience in corporate governance with several profit and not-for-profit organisations.

He enjoys meeting people, walking alongside them in faith, motor racing, gardening, and avoiding eating anything that is a vegetable.

Howard is married to Glenda and they have 3 adult children and 13 grand children and 1 great grandchild.