The Rev’d John Sanderson was ordained in the Diocese of Bendigo (VIC) and served in the Parish of Christ Church Castlemaine before returning to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) as an Army Chaplain where he served with the 3rd Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment, 1st Health Support Battalion and the 2nd Commando Regiment. Fr John has undertaken operational deployments to East Timor, The Solomon Islands and Afghanistan (twice), and was welcomed to Christ Church St Laurence on the 16th February 2014. Prior to his ordination, Fr John held a number of leadership positions in the public and private sector. Fr. John is married to Josie, a Registered Nurse; they have two children, Harry and Beth.