Our Guildford Family

Meet The Pastoral Team

Tim Booker | Senior Minister

Tim is the Senior Minister. He is married to Anna, and they have three boys, Willem, Joel and Ryan. Before starting at Guildford in January 2007, Tim was the Chaplain to the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) for three years.

He loves eating and keeping fit, and loves talking about Jesus to anyone from any background or any culture. Tim believes there is nothing more important than knowing God and enjoying the great new life that he offers us in Jesus – that is why they are the focus of all our gatherings.

Anna co-ordinates the Music Team and Kids Ministry Team for the 10am Family Service, heads up Guildford Giggles (our Friday playgroup) and Scripture teaching during the week.

Matt Tyler | Assistant Minister

Matt is one of our assistant ministers, with a particular focus on youth, young adults and tech. Matt and his family joined the team at the start of 2019. He is married to Ellen and has three kids – Tom, Elizabeth and Harry. They moved to Sydney from Newcastle a few years ago, and although they miss being close to the beach, they’ve fallen in love with the diversity of people, cultures and food in Guildford. Matt comes from a background in Architectural Technology and loves bringing order out of chaos and helping people have “light-bulb moments” about God, Jesus, and the Bible. When he’s able, Matt enjoys historical fiction books, hiking and snorkeling.

Ellen helps Anna with the Guildford Giggles playgroup, runs a Bible study for young mums, and ends up feeding a lot of people.

Karen Lawson-Smith | Assistant Minister

Karen serves as an Assistant Minister. She enjoys sharing Jesus with kids, youth and women each week. She misses the coffee of the inner-west but thinks the south-west’s food (and the people!) make the move worth it! She’s recently discovered a new pastime to let off steam: boxing with her housemate!

Meet The English Class Team

Vikki, Robyn & Andrew | English Class Leaders

Vikki, Robyn & Andrew help lead a team of excellent teachers who help others learn English as an additional language. They meet at 10am every Wednesday during school terms at church. Groups of people learn together at whatever stage of learning they are.

Vikki, Robyn & Andrew giúp dẫn dắt đội ngũ giáo viên giỏi giúp đỡ người khác học tiếng Anh làm ngôn ngữ thứ hai của họ. Họ gặp nhau vào lúc 10 giờ sáng mỗi thứ Tư trong thời gian học ở nhà thờ. Các nhóm người học cùng nhau ở bất cứ giai đoạn nào của quá trình học.


ویکسي، رابن او اندریو سره د عالي ښوونکو یو ټیم مشري کوي کوم چې د نورو سره د انګلیسي ژبې دویم ژبه په توګه زده کوي. دوی هر چهارشنبه د ماسپښین په 10 بجو په ښوونځي کې د ښوونځي په شرایطو کې لیدل کیږي. د خلکو ګروپونه په هر هغه مرحله کې چې دوی یې وي په ګډه سره زده کړه کوي.