St Andrew's Cathedral and more particularly the Healing Ministry is particularly blessed by a number of fine Bible teachers. Our leader (Christopher Allan) is the regular preacher, but through the year a number of the Cathedral staff also share in the teaching.
Rev. Canon Christopher Allan
Christopher Allan is the leader of the Healing Ministry at both St Andrew's Cathedral and at Golden Grove.
Christopher is married to Sandra and they have three children. Before entering full time ministry, he worked in project management for Lend Lease as a project engineer.
He completed his theological studies at Moore Theological College attaining a Bachelor of Divintiy. Before returning to the Cathedral (where he'd been as a Student Minister while studying at Moore College) he was one of the Assistant Ministers at Rooty Hill Anglican working under The Rev. Ray Galea.
Christopher enjoys reading history, relaxing watching television and all sport – particularly finding time to get onto the golf course. He particularly loves cooking on one of his BBQ's (a real BBQ with smoke, charcoal, wood and lots of hours slow cooking!).
THE VERY REV. KANISHKA RAFFEL (DEAN OF SYDNEY)
Kanishka was born in London to Sri Lankan parents and was raised as a Buddhist.
While studying law at Sydney University a friend gave him a copy of The Gospel according to John and he subsequently became a Christian. Prior to becoming Dean in 2016, Kanishka served as Rector of St Matthew’s in Perth.
He is married to Cailey and they have two daughters. He loves curry, cricket and having gelato at the beach with his family but knows no pleasure so great as sharing the news about Jesus with people who have no idea who Jesus is or how much he loves them.
REV. TOM HALL
Tom is married to Clare, and before joining the staff at the Cathedral, he spent 25 years in inner city ministry.
Tom taught Mathematics, and following studies at Moore Theological College was Ordained in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. Apart from preaching responsibilities at the Cathedral and oversight of the Subcontinental Fellowship, he spends much of his time in Asia, India, Europe and the United Kingdom preaching and conducting seminars on systematic teaching of the Bible.
REV. PHILLIP BRADFORD
Zaneta Neal (2020)
"Zaneta is studying a Bachelor of Theology at Moore College.
By God's grace, Zaneta first heard and understood the news of the gospel in late high school. Since then, God has continued to show her incredible grace through Jesus. Zaneta is married to Lachie, and together they are eager for people in all places to hear the gospel and share the same hope that they have received."
leanne fretwell (2018-2020)
Leanne is studying a Graduate Diploma of Divinity at Sydney Missionary and Bible College.
Leanne is a Registered Occupational Therapist, though decided to take time out of her career in Injury Management to rediscover the God who saved her and become well-established in His love. In that time she’s been discipled and discipled others in receiving and giving away this love. Over the last two years she has ministered in America, Europe and the Middle East. Moving to Sydney from Perth in February 2018, she is most looking forward to praying and pouring out the love of Jesus to those she meets. By God’s incredible grace, she has many personal testimonies of God miraculously healing family, friends and strangers. It is with great joy she joins the team at Sydney Heal.
Serena Cheung (2018-2020)
Serena’s heart is grateful for God’s power upholding her in her final year, studying the Bachelor of Theology at Sydney Missionary and Bible College. She is married to Colin. She prays that God will use her passion to share and disciple others in cross cultural settings, and that He will keep using her, even in her brokenness, to connect the communities and nations to churches, for the sake of His gospel & His glory.
Prior to studies at college, Serena worked around 3 years as a respite carer to serve the needy such as the elderly, people with mental illness, the disabled and discharged patients. On an interesting note, she also had 8 years of experience in accounting.
former student ministers
CAROL GILBERT (2017-2019)
Carol has ministered at the Healing Service and St Andrew’s Cathedral since 2017. Carol is in 2nd year at Moore Theological College and also a trainee evangelist with Evangelism & New Churches.Carol is thankful to God for the wonderful privilege of studying the Bible alongside brothers and sisters from all over the place!
Prior to college, Carol volunteered with Anglicare in Aged Care Chaplaincy and also studied Business Administration. While ministering to the elderly, Carol was greatly impacted as she saw God at work through His life-giving word. She loves opening up the Bible with women, introducing them to her Lord Jesus and helping them grow in relationship with Him.
MARK DAVIES (2018-2019)
BETHANY DOWNES (2017-2018)
DAVID ANTHONISZ (2016 - 2017)
MURRAY BORDER (2016 - 2017)
Murray was a student minister at the Healing service in 2016/17 as he finished off my study at Moore College. He is currently serving as Children’s minister at St Paul’s, Shellharbour.
Murray is married to Sarah and they have four children (Malakai, Emma, Lucy and Isla). They would love your prayers as we serve in Shellharbour: For patience as they grow new kids ministries, for wisdom as they work out how to best use their time and gifts, for growing love for God’s word and for his people and for great zeal to see the good news of Jesus proclaimed to many who have not yet heard it.