Rev. Michael Blake

Michael has been married to Alison (39 years), and has 2 adult children.  In God’s kindness, Michael has been a disciple of Jesus since he was 22 years.  Michael trained in Chemistry at Uni, MTS, then after 27 years in ministry, is now retired. Michael enjoys spending time with Ali, running, roasting coffee and gardening, but most of all I am looking forward to the return of the Lord Jesus.

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Rev. David Fell

From 2022 our Rector will be the Rev. David Fell. David is married to Crystal and they have three children (Wendell, Marigold and Ernie). After almost seven years serving the Lord on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific, it is with anticipation and excitement that the Fells have accepted the offer to serve at Gymea Anglican Church. When he’s not at church, David enjoys watching the St. George Illawarra Dragons, hosting a weekly radio show on Norfolk Island Radio 89.9FM, or swimming around with the kids in Emily Bay. He also coaches a Junior Rugby League team and plays drums in a cover band.

Crystal has been busy over the last couple of years with a Real Estate business and enjoys time with her friends, as well as trying to exercise in their beautiful surroundings. The Fells are grateful for the opportunity to serve the Lord’s people at Gymea, and they look forward to seeing how Gymea Anglican might become a living and vibrant witness to the Lord Jesus in 2022 and beyond.

Rev. Craig Stalder

Craig has known the joy of following Jesus for over 20 years and is committed to spending the rest of his life inviting and helping others discover this same joy, hope, peace, forgiveness and purpose that is found in Christ alone. This is why he left his carpentry trade in 2009 to train to become a Pastor. Craig has been our Associate and Youth Pastor since 2015, serving at Cronulla Presbyterian before that. He is happily married to his high school sweetheart, Kristy. In his downtime you’ll catch him: walking his dog (Tina), cycling, enjoying coffee with friends, reading, and supporting the mighty Cronulla Sharks.  

Phone | 0401 299 360

Email | craigstalder@gymeanglian.org.au

Rev. Olivia Robson

Olivia has been serving as the Children’s and Families Minister since 2013 and before that serving in churches on the South Coast. She is married to Matthew and has a 7-year-old son Harrison and a baby due in September. On a day off Olivia loves to walk Harrison to school, enjoys going out for brunch and catching up with family and friends. Olivia was trained at Youthworks College and has a passion to see young people come to know Jesus and to partner with families as they continue to teach the Bible to their children.

Phone | 0434 897 768

Email | oliviarobson@gymeaanglican.org.au

Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith works as our Student Minister at Gymea. He works with Olivia to coordinate Sunday kids as well as with Craig to coordinate BTX youth. He has been married to Georgia since 2019. He has been studying an Advanced Diploma of Theology at Youthworks college and plans to finish early 2022. He hopes to continue working to share the good news of Jesus with young people in Sydney.

Phone | 0478952505

Email | aaronsmith@gymeaanglican.org.au

Kim Cooper

Kim has been a member of Gymea Anglican for over 40 years, taking on the position of Office Manager in 2012. She is the first point of contact for inquiries with weddings, baptisms, naming services, funerals, the use of Church grounds and visitors to the Church office. Kim has two married children, who both grew up at Gymea Anglican and two gorgeous granddaughters. Kim has a passion for pastoral care especially with our senior members. In her spare time she enjoys doing craft and loves her Sydney Swans. Go the Bloods!

Phone | +61 (0)2 9524 6225

Email | office@gymeaanglican.org.au