Our People

Posted in: - Sep 14, 2011 Comments Off


Rev. Philip Greenwood


Philip lives with his wife Greta and their five boys Theo, Lewis, Clay, Rueben and Hugh in rural Hope. Before joining St Barnabas he worked in London as verger at Holy Trinity, Brompton. Phil is passionate about seeing people connect with God and others. He also enjoys espresso coffee and croissants, movies, fishing and golf.

Rev. Eric Sears
Rev. Yvonne McLean

Assisting Clergy

Greta Greenwood

Children’s Coordinator

Greta trained as a primary teacher and is married to Phil. She is passionate about working with children and young people, particularly in a church setting. Greta enjoys spending her time with family and friends. She is an advocate of social action and is the convener of an annual fundraising banquet for Bright Hope World.

David Cowdrey

Parish Manager

David joined St Barnabas in 2009 tasked with administration, events coordination, publishing and promotions. He previously worked in printing, publishing, design and logistics management. He has three adult children and three grandchildren. Married to Denise, David loves his work, playing and listening to music, old cars, books, food and wine.

Kathy King

Senior’s Community Outreach Worker

Kathy has been a parishioner at St Barnabas for many years and joined the ministry team in 2016. With a focus on meeting the needs of our senior parishioners and creating St Barnabas as a welcoming place for seniors in our community, her role includes hosting morning teas and lunches, organising social events and liaising with other agencies involved with senior citizens. Kathy enjoys the variety in her role and the many opportunities to build relationships.

Angela Galbraith

Whareama Chaplain

Georgia Allen

Youth Leader

Georgia had an awesome childhood growing up in Coffs Harbour, a beachy town in Australia. Since leaving school, she has worked in outdoor recreation ministries in Australia, Canada and New Zealand doing things such as horse riding, archery, dirtbiking and more. Georgia started youth work at St Barnabas church in February 2018 and is absolutely loving it!! Some of her favourite things include golden Labradors, green tea and the beach.

Vicar’s Warden
Glynne Suckling

People’s Warden
David Featherstone

Vestry Members
Roger Batt
Barbara Bird
Kevin Currie
Rebecca Hussey
Matt McDonald
Elizabeth Oliver
Pam Smith
Stephen Tanner