In 1989 John was installed as Moderator of the Uniting Church in South Australia. In 2003 he took up an appointment with the Methodist Church in Britain in the Gosport-Fareham Circuit. He retired in 2006 but has come out of retirement temporarily and is thoroughly enjoying a brief time with Brougham Place.
His primary interests have been sporting interests – football, cricket and tennis in early days, golf and bush-walking in latter days. He is married to Heather. They have three adult children and five grand-children.
John is the supply minister from July 2008 to December 2008.