The Reverend Tim Waghorn is the Rector at Lakes Anglican. He was commissioned in March 2014 by Bishop Greg Thompson, and licensed as Rector February 2016. Tim was ordained in the Diocese of Melbourne after completing formal theological training at Bible College of Victoria and Ridley Melbourne.
Tim is married to Gail who has known Jesus Christ for as long as she remembers. They have adult children.
Tim has the passion to see God’s Kingdom grow through taking the gospel of Jesus Christ into the Community. He is energized by leading worship and preaching in both traditional and contemporary settings, and has effectively led various ministries including men’s ministry, hospitality, youth, family & children and music. He is a published author on the topic of Messy Church Theology; How far can you go before reaching the limit? Tim was also the first to bring Messy Church to Australia. Working to create pathways from the neighbourhood to the church has been a strong focus of his ministry. He loves 80’s music and spending time with his wife Gail and their old dog Alice. If you mention Rugby Union, you will find him to be a one-eyed All Black supporter.
Tim was once described as broad evangelical with a charismatic edge. His response? ‘Pretty close…’
Annette Shorten is the Children and Family Minister at Lakes Anglican. Annette brings compassion and energy with a caring focus to younger generations. She runs our Playtime groups on Wednesday and Thursday mornings as well as overseeing the Sunday 9:30 service Sunday School. Annette can also be found at Lakes Grammar, an Anglican School running girls crew. Alongside her husband Matt ( Lakes Grammar senior school chaplain), they run our monthly youth service 628CREW. With three daughters, Annette spends her time managing both work and family life. Oh, she likes coffee.
Catherine Grabbi is our latest team member to come on board at Lakes Anglican. Catherine takes up the position of Office Administrator, becoming the welcoming first face for all who enter Lakes on Monday to Thursday. She brings a solid skill set in computing as well as multi-tasking and organisation.
Our Preaching Team is growing. At the 9:30 gathering, our preaching team is made up of Revd. Tim Waghorn, Revd. Matt Shorten, Revd. Dan Connor and Revd. Rob Barrie. They all bring their own style of preaching, but you can be assured it is biblically strong with an evangelical ethos.
We have an ever growing team that assist with Children and Family Ministries, Music, Bible Studies and so much more.
Alongside our Family Ministry is our caring for the elderly in Aged Care Facilities and other institutions. With a dedicated team, regular visits to Warnervale Gardens, Glenmere Hostel, Casuarina Grove, William Cape, Magnolia Manor, Masonic Village, Lorretto Gardens and Hakea Aged Care Facility ensure God’s Word is heard in our area.
SRE is taught at Tuggerawong, Woongarrah, Kanwal and Gorokan by a dedicated team.
There is much happening at Lakes, come and be a part of our growing family, focussed on Christ our Saviour. Below is a small portion of our expanding team at Lakes, made up of people from both our traditional and contemporary worship groups.