John Forsyth – Vicar


John Sugars – Assistant Vicar

John is responsible for Global Mission and Training across all-St Jude’s. John is also the Director of eQuip Ministry Inc. and Assistant Director of the Centre for Biblical Preaching Inc.

Meet our Errol Street staff


Ross Green – Senior Associate Minister
St Jude’s at Errol Street
After a long time of questioning about God I finally submitted to Jesus as Lord: at St Jude’s. I married my wife Jenni: at St Jude’s. My sense of call to ordained ministry came: at St Jude’s. I was supported financially to study theology: by St Jude’s. Two of my three children were baptised: at St Jude’s. I am pastor among St Jude’s Carlton morning congregations ministering specifically to children and youth. It’s good to be back.


John Cavanough – Associate Lay Minister
St Jude’s at Errol Street
John is married to Kate. He is finishing off his MDiv and also studying a Masters of Community Cultural Development. He loves playing, listening to, talking about, and helping others to play music, and is thankful to God that St Jude’s pays him to do these things.

Meet our St Jude's in Parkville staff


James Hornby – Senior Associate Minister
St Jude’s in Parkville
James Hornby, former silviculturalist, former Melbourne Show burger-flipper, former rep basketballer, now almost fully-qualified Anglican minister. James is responsible for overseeing all aspects of worship and discipleship at St Jude’s in Parkville. One of James’ spiritual gifts is identifying and helping people realise their own spiritual gifts.


Deb Sugars – Discipleship Minister
St Jude’s in Parkville
Discipleship Minister.  Remember that name, for she will remember yours. Deb is our pastoral worker, mentor, small group coordinator and chief gap-filler. No one is indispensable in a church, but Deb runs pretty close.

Meet our Student Ministries staff


Tim Curtis – Senior Associate Minister
Student Ministries
Tim oversees the Unichurch ministry. Tim is originally from the UK but married Rosie, who is from Melbourne, and moved here in 2012. He was previously an architect, but got himself trained and ordained in the UK in his 30’s. Tim is also a chaplain at Melbourne University.


Chris Morris – International Students
Student Ministries

Chris loves being married to Sarah and finds it a great privilege to be the father of three amazing boys.  Chris is a Curate at St. Jude’s and his main role is leading the international university ministry, called Cross Cultures.  His other main role is being involved with the leadership of Unichurch.


Fiona McLean – Discipleship Minister
Student Ministries
Fiona works half-time as the Discipleship Minister for Women at Unichurch.  She and her husband Gus have had a long association with St Jude’s, though as a family they now attend St Stephen’s, Greythorn, on Sunday mornings.  She and Gus have four children.  Despite working on Lygon St, Fiona does not drink coffee – but she does try to fit into the inner city by cycling to work and buying all her clothes from op shops!

Meet our St Jude's Community Church staff


Geoff Kennedy – Ministry Coordinator
St Jude’s Community Church


Caitlin McCoy – Volunteer Worker
St Jude’s Community Church


John Cavanough – Associate Lay Minister
St Jude’s Community Church

As well as working with the Errol St team John spends time working with St Jude’s Community Church.

Meet our Inner West Church Plant staff


Pete Greenwood – Senior Associate Minister
Inner West Plant

Pete lives with his wife Jackie in Kensington, where there are green trees and great coffee. He is passionate about multiplying communities of people who follow and obey Jesus in all of life.

Meet our St Jude's Administration team


Tusi Frost – Church Administrator
St Jude’s Admin Team
Tusi was born and raised in the Island of Samoa but after her high school year she moved to New Zealand and was a team leader for ANZ bank for 9 years. She joined the St Jude’s staff team in 2010 as the church administrator focusing on finances, properties and staff. She is joyfully married to Tom and they have four children, Lorraine, Peter, Jordan and Theresa.


Peter Williams – PA to the Vicar
St Jude’s Admin Team
Peter is the personal assistant to the Vicar (John Forsyth), gives general admin support for the rest of the ministry team, serves as receptionist and opens the door for all comers! In the office Monday to­ Thursday and always ready to help out.


Rachel Sarkis – Communications Officer
St Jude’s Admin Team
Rachel is the Communications officer here at St Jude’s. She’s the creative mind behind the graphic design and most things visual you see around the Church. She’s married to Amir and they have a son, Henry.


Holly Zhang – Bookkeeper
St Jude’s Admin Team

Our bookkeeper Holly was born in the south of China. She speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Holly has lived in Melbourne for approximately 16 years and has two boys, Michael and Andrew. She has worked as the St Jude’s bookkeeper for almost six years, and she loves traveling and reading novels.