ENC Governance & Structure

The staff of The Department of Evangelism and New Churches is responsible to a Board of experienced lay people and clergy elected by the Synod of the Sydney Anglican Diocese. The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney is the President of the organisation and has representatives on the Board.The Board consists of:
  • Rev Archie Poulos         Chairman (Executive)
  • Rev Andrew Nixon
  • Mr Andrew Mitchell
  • Rev Joe Wiltshire
  • Mrs Ruth Colvin
  • Mr Peter Jones
  • Rev Simon Gillham
  • Mrs Louise Crawshaw
  • Rev John Lavender
  • Mr Mark Robinson
Throughout the last century, Evangelism and New Churches (ENC) has been at the forefront of proclaiming the Gospel within Sydney and into the wider world. In 1914 the first Diocesan Missioner was appointed. In 1927 the Board of Diocesan Missions was established. For 50 years, its evangelists gave faithful service in preaching the Gospel and in training others. From the seventies through to the nineties, as the Department of Evangelism, this ministry expanded under the leadership of John Chapman and it grew to have a far reaching impact throughout Sydney, Australia and many other parts of the world.

Staff Team

Philip Wheeler

Phil, ENC Director, was the Senior Minister at Christ Church Gladesville for 13 years. Prior to that, Phil held ministry positions at a number of different churches in the Diocese. He has wide involvement with a number of external ministries, was previously Mission Area Leader for Ryde and has Board appointments at Anglican Deaconess Ministries and is current chair of Katoomba Christian Conventions. Phil is married to Jill and they have 3 adult children. Email Phil

Sophie Lin

Sophie is the go-to at ENC and ensures the smooth running of our office. She is responsible for communications, office administration and assists the Executive Team. She manages special events, conferences and resource sales for ENC. With a corporate background in marketing and communications, she is responsible for maximising the effectiveness of ENC’s marketing and communication channels. Email Sophie

Bruce Hall

Under the auspices of ENC, Bruce is Cross Cultural Ministry Consultant to the diocese.  He was ENC’s Director from 2012 – 2016 and prior to that was Senior Rector at St Paul’s Carlingford for over 28 years.  Bruce is married to Rose and they have 4 adult children and a growing number of grandchildren. Email Bruce

Baden Stace

Baden has served in leadership in the Diocese of Sydney as a Parish Rector, associate minister and itinerant evangelist. He has also been involved in the coordination of diocesan-wide evangelistic missions and the production of evangelistic resources.  He currently serves as part of the ENC team in the training and equipping of preachers and in partnering with churches across the Diocese as an evangelist and bible teacher. Baden is completing PhD research on Australian preaching and missiology. He is married to Karin and they have 3 primary aged children. Email Baden

Accounts Team

Dayantha Fernando, with the assistance of Cathy Grimmond, handles all financial matters for ENC. Email Accounts