Meet Our Staff

Jaime Dickson

Rev Jaime Dickson

Senior Minister

Jaime grew up on Sydney’s north shore. Before entering ministry, he worked as a high school teacher and head of department in Sydney and the United Kingdom. Jaime loves to read, ride his bike, and drink coffee. He is married to Katrina, and together they have three teen-aged children.

Jaime commenced at St Philip’s in 2019. Before that, he served as Senior Minister at Seaforth Anglican Church. Jaime has overall responsibility for leading the church and the paid ministry team in its mission to commend Christ in our community and the world.

Rev Brian Snell

Associate Minister – Young Adults & 5pm church

Brian grew up in Perth and moved to Sydney in 2011. Since 2015, he has ministered in churches on Sydney’s north shore. He is married to Kate and together they are busy raising two pre-school aged girls. Brian loves adventure sports, tinkering with classic cars, watching AFL, and reading books.

Brian joined the St Philip’s ministry team in 2020. He is the Pastor of our 5pm congregation and has particular pastoral responsibility for our post school-aged young adults. He also exercises ministry across the life of the church, regularly preaching and leading services, as well as overseeing our small group ministries.

Brian Snell
Tom Israel

Tom Israel

K-12 Minister

Tom grew up in Sydney’s northern suburbs and was previously a Ministry Intern at St Philip’s. In January 2020, he joined the ministry staff on a full-time basis after completing a Bachelor of Ministry from Youthworks College. In his spare time, he loves talking about, watching, and playing basketball.

Tom is responsible for overseeing and leading ministries to children and young people in their school-aged years (K-12). Tom is passionate about teaching children and young people about Jesus and helping them navigate their way through all of life.

Rev Glenn Gardner, AM

Honorary Assistant Minister

Glenn was ordained in 1969 and was a Senior Minister in two Sydney parishes in the 1970s and 1980s. He has also worked in executive roles in the disability sector, and recently retired as Executive Director of the Archbishop of Sydney’s New Churches for New Communities initiative, where he served since 2015. He is married to Jenny and, together, they have been church members at St Philip’s since 2007.

Glenn assists our Senior Minister in the pastoral care of our 8am congregation. He leads a midweek small group, leads services and preaches at 8am church, and conducts occasional pastoral visiting. Glenn also exercises a chaplaincy role among our ministry staff.

Alicia Chilton

Alicia Chilton

Ministry Assistant

Alicia has been a church member here at St Philip’s since 2011, and took up the role of Ministry Assistant in 2013. Her role is to coordinate the administrative operations of church life as well as providing personal assistance to our Senior Minister. Alicia is married to Dave and together they have two young children.

Sarah Hutt

Production & Communications Assistant

Sarah has been a member of St Philip's since 2008 after growing up in the United States. After filling our Ministry Assistant role for a year and a half, she now works for St Philip's as our Production and Communications Assistant where she maintains our website and various social media platforms and provides graphic design support to the ministry team.

Sarah is also a graduate with a Bachelor of Communications and works in Customer Service in the entertainment industry.

Sarah Hutt

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