Staff Team

Left to Right: John Chappell, Michael Yip, Peter Bliss, Francis Gosling, Simon Pei, Chris Aspland, Bishop Chris Edwards, David Anthonisz
John Chappell is the senior minister at St John’s. Before entering the ministry, John completed a physics degree (UNSW), taught secondary Physics, Chemistry, Computing and PE. John had the awesome privilege of growing up in a Christian home and professed faith in Yr 9. He loves to see both people and their ministries flourish in their service of Jesus – and loves to take on the challenge of developing ministries to reach more people. John and his wife Kylie partner in ministry at St John’s and would love to share their vision for North Ryde and beyond.
EMAIL JOHN – Mobile: 0403 812 782


St John’s Preschool Team. Ph: 9888 7835
L-R: Mary, Elena, Sophia, Joan
L-R Rachel, Kathy (director), Brenda
EMAIL PRESCHOOL
Simon Pei
EMAIL SIMON
Ph: 0416 988 896


Simon was born and grew up in the north of China, and has found Australia home for 20 years. At St. Clement’s Marrickvile, he met and got married to Lilian, who was from the south of China, but loves dumping and noodle as the northerners. They have four lovely young children, Enoch, Samantha, Amelia, and Janelle.
By God’s grace, Simon became a Christian in UNSW when he came to do his masters study in 1998. He loved Jesus and his profession. However, after 20 years practice of architectural design in China, Hong Kong, and Sydney, God called him out to get equipped and build His people in the church, especially to serve the Mandarin speakers.
Simon loves soccer and still keeps fit running . He enjoys spending time with family, but always dreams of travelling when his children grow up.