Our Ministry Staff

 Pastor Wayne George (Lead Pastor)

wayne_george-2Email:  pastorwayne@stjohnsbundy.org.au   Phone: (07) 4152 5900





Sandy Bowes (Youth & Family Ministry Assistant)


Email:  sandy@stjohnsbundy.org.au   Phone: (07) 4152 5900





Jeanette Mann (Child & Family Ministry Assistant & School Chaplain)

jeanette_mann_editEmail:  jeanette@stjohnsbundy.org.au   Phone: (07) 4152 5900





Gudrun Collins (Pastoral Assistant:  Pastoral & Community Care, Small Groups Ministry, Pre-school Ministry)



Gudrun is employed for 30 hours per week as a Pastoral Assistant for Pastoral & Community Care, Small Groups Ministry and Pre-School Ministry.  Her responsibilities in Pastoral & Community Care include coordinating a dedicated team of volunteers that visit and sometimes give Holy Communion to members and friends of St John’s who are in hospitals, nursing homes, retirement facilities and individual homes. These folk include the elderly, sick, terminally ill, bereaved or lonely/alone.  The role also involves personal hands-on activities in pastoral care, assistance to the Lead Pastor when required and co-operation with other members of the Ministry Team. Gudrun’s work in Small Groups Ministry involves providing support and direction to small group leaders and encouraging participation in small groups amongst attenders of the congregation. Her work in Pre-School Ministry includes assisting with baptismal preparation, maintaining contact with and providing spiritual resources and support for families following the baptism of their children, overseeing the appointment of Congregational Baptismal Sponsors and encouraging and supporting them to carry out their volunteer roles, organising young child milestones and milestone enrichment events and overseeing the development and delivery of a playgroup (or equivalent) ministry for families with preschool children.

Prior to joining our ministry staff in 2015, Gudrun worked for 10 years in pastoral assistance ministry at the St Peters College congregation in Indooroopilly, Brisbane.  She has 2 married daughters and 4 young grandchildren in Brisbane.  She is new to living in regional Queensland, and looking forward to becoming active in this community. She has personal interest in all things ‘sustainable living’, both from the physical/material and the spiritual/philosophical angle.

Email:  gudrun@stjohnsbundy.org.au   Phone:  (07) 4152 5900  or  0421 046 164


Bev Gilbert (Office Secretary)

bev_cropped_webBev  is in her 31st year as Office Secretary for the Bundaberg Parish.   As well as being the first point-of-contact at the Church Offices (situated behind the St. John’s Church – enter off Boundary Street), Bev is responsible for the production of the weekly pew bulletins, preparing Powerpoint presentations for each of the three services at St. John’s each Sunday, record keeping, and any other officework that needs to be done to ensure the  smooth running of the congregation’s ministries.  Bev  is married to Ashley and they have 2 married daughters and 5 grandchildren.   Bev and Ashley enjoy country living on 115 acres  at South Kolan about 25 minutes from Bundaberg,  where their hobby is training working gun dogs.

Email:  office@stjohnsbundy.org.au   Phone: (07) 4152 5900


Pastor Michael Jarick (Community Chaplain)

Pastor Michael JarickPastor Michael began as a Community Chaplain (3 days per week) in Bundaberg in November 2012.  This role was new one, and presents different and exciting opportunities to care for people in a wide range of circumstances, from aged care to youth, from hospitals to schools.  Formerly he was School Pastor at Grace Lutheran College, Rothwell and Caboolture (1998-2012), Chaplain at St Paul’s Lutheran College, Walla Walla NSW (1992-1997), and Parish Pastor at Tamworth, NSW (1986-1991).  Pastor Michael enjoys hearing people’s stories, finding beauty in ordinary things, cooking, and wine and cheese.  He also serves as Parish Pastor (2 days per week) for the Lutheran congregations in Bundaberg North, Gin Gin and Rosedale/Baffle Creek.

Email:  pastormichael@stjohnsbundy.org.au   Phone (07) 4152 5900 or 0419774859