Geoff Taylor  – Acting Senior Pastor

Geoff grew up in Wollongong, and attended St Michael’s Anglican church in his boyhood and teenage years. It was here he found the Lord and began ministry in his teens as a youth leader. He even attended a choir meeting as they sought new members. Regrettably, there was no opportunity presented to visit the choir again.

He studied at Wollongong Teacher’s College and began teaching at Mt Druitt. Here he found his wife Beth. They married, and in 1987 he left teaching to attend Moore College.

They have three children – Daniel, Anne & Lukas who are now all married. His three grandchildren are far more than just a delight to him.

Geoff spends his spare time with his family, as it ever grows. When possible he loves to get out in the bush doing road trips with Beth, or riding his motorbike.

While Geoff is no wordsmith he still enjoys writing and publishes brief devotions called SoulSnacks. They can be found at his website, www.soulsupply.com, or freely subscribed to from the site.

His favourite verse is Psalm 116:7 – “be at rest O my soul for The Lord has been good to me”. 

His favourite quote is – “The giant before you is not greater than the God behind you”.

Steve Thurgar – Assistant Pastor

Steve is married to Elyssa and has three energetic daughters. Steve has been at Eagle Vale Anglican Church since 2013. After finishing school, he worked in various warehousing and sports related jobs. He completed a degree in Sports and Exercise Science in 2001. Steve then spent approximately 15 years working as an Exercise Physiologist in the Workers’ Compensation Industry. Steve enjoys keeping fit, karate and watching movies (particularly superhero and Star Wars movies!).

Steve came to believe in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour when he was in his early twenties and loves teaching people about the love and power of the Lord Jesus to change lives. Steve’s desire to teach people about the Lord Jesus has seen him attend Moore Theological College and has completed a Bachelor of Theology. Steve is employed by Eagle Vale Anglican Church as an Assistant Pastor and wants the name of Christ proclaimed in the parish of Eagle Vale.

Simon Owen – Next Generation Pastor

Having become a Christian at the age of 18, Simon is passionate about seeing young people come to know God! He loves the weekly opportunities he gets to talk about Jesus and is committed to investing in the next generation of believers and future leaders. Simon also works for the Campbelltown Area High School Ministry (CAHSM) and teaches scripture classes at Robert Townson and Eagle Vale High Schools.

When Simon left school he completed a carpentry apprenticeship and then went on to study the Advanced Diploma of Theology at Youthworks College —deciding to make a change from building homes to building people up in Christ. Simon also enjoys spending time with his wife Angela and his daughters Grace and Esther, seeing the Dragons win a game, long distance running, golf and going to the beach.

Sashi Grayndler – Anglicare Community Chaplain

With a background in human resources, Sashi spent her early working life in the corporate world. Despite having heard and accepted the gospel at 19, the transforming nature of it didn’t take hold until 10 years later when she finally recognised what it means to trust in Jesus as both Saviour and Lord.

After studying at Sydney Missionary and Bible College, Sashi spent almost six years with a church planting team in SE Asia. Returning in 2012, she undertook her Bachelor of Theology part-time and was the Children and Families Worker at Eagle Vale Anglican Church from 2014 until early 2018.

In her current role as Anglicare Community Chaplain, Sashi is happy to be partnering with the staff team at Eagle Vale Anglican, as they seek to make Jesus known to the people of this parish. The chaplaincy allows Sashi to minister more widely in the community, especially in Claymore, an area with high social, mental, emotional, as well as physical needs.

In the​ir leisure time, ​Sashi and Andy (her husband) enjoy op-shopping, the beach, doing triathlons, bushwalking​ and extending hospitality in their home.

As the Chaplain, she is available to listen to clients about challenges in life and the ’bigger picture’. Available weekdays by appointment. Please call on 0447 94 74 67 or email Sashi.Grayndler@Anglicare.org.au.