Pastoral Team & Elders 

Pastoral Team

Pastor John Buchanan

I'm married to Sheridan and have two grown up children, Jane and Andrew. I have degrees from Newcastle University, Moore Theological College and Melbourne University. I have served as a school chaplain and have now returned to parish ministry. I enjoy reading fantasy, watching science fiction (when I have time) and spicy foods. I sail, but only in summer.

I am a Christian by compulsion, and evangelical by conviction and a Presbyterian by convenience.

God willing, I seek to make Jesus attractive and Christianity relevant both to the unsaved and God's people.

I am grateful that a Chinese congregation is now worshipping in the St Peter's building - they are as much an encouragement to me as perhaps I am to them. 

Together we just need to learn to make the most of our strategic position in the heart of North Sydney. 

Pastor James Mak

I am married to Ivy and we have two adorable daughters, Kristy and Liori. We have only moved to Sydney from Hong Kong recently and we joined CCBC in Feb 2022. 

After working in the banking industry for a few years, I completed my studies in theology at China Graduate School of Theology in Hong Kong. 

I love spending time with my family and I like driving around and often play mobile games when I get a bit of spare time.

I believe Christianity is relevant to our everyday life and love making connections to movies and even games!


Elder Richard Loon

Elder Jim Auyueng