Our People

Posted in: - Sep 14, 2011 Comments Off


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.

Eric Sears

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.

Luke Shaw


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 two grandchildren. David loves his work, playing and listening to music, old cars, books, food and wine.

Senior’s Community Outreach Worker
Kathy King

Whareama Chaplain
Angela Galbraith

Youth Leader
Georgia Allen

Lay Readers
John Croucher

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