Jodie is the Senior Minister at Jamberoo Anglican Church, (near Kiama, NSW).

He is married to Mandy, has four kids, one grandson, and when he’s not playing with gadgets you can find him strumming his guitar or ukulele, reading, dreaming, or coming up with new ideas to try and change the world for God’s glory.

To view me preaching, visit to see a collection of my recent sermons.

Here’s a sermon I preached recently at Oak Flats Anglican:

Romans: The Heart of Truth 10: The spirit of life – Jodie McNeill – Romans 8:1-13 – 29th July 2018 from Oak Flats Anglican on Vimeo.


Primary Education: Whittlesea Primary School, Melbourne (prep to year 2); Ivanhoe Grammar School, Melbourne (year 4 to year 7);

Secondary Education: St Ives High School, Sydney (term 1, year 7); Brighton Grammar School, Melbourne (term 2 year 7 to term 1 year 8 ); St Andrew’s Cathedral School, Sydney (term 2 year 8 to end of year 12).

Tertiary Education: Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney (1989-92). Bachelor of Divinity and Diploma of Ministry, Moore Theological College (1997-2000). Certificate IV Assessment and Workplace Training (2004). Master of Arts (Theology) at Moore Theological College (2015).

Academic Qualifications: B.A., B.D. (Hons), M.A. (Theology), Dip.Min., Cert.IV (Assessment and Workplace Training).

Writing: Contributing author of Youth Ministry on the Front Foot (Anglican Youthworks, Sydney: 2012)

Employment History

During my university days I had a part time job doing computer data entry. This was followed by a stint as a Taxi Driver, two nights a week (first with RSL Cabs, then Taxis Combined, then finally with Manly Cabs). Then, I began working at Explore Holidays as a reservations consultant for two days a week, until I finished uni. After graduating from my Arts Degree I joined Explore Holidays (1993) as wholesale product coordinator, which also saw me doing desktop publishing and graphic design, plus management of IT. From there I was appointed Reservations Manager, responsible for a team of around forty consultants.

From there (1995) I began a two-year MTS apprenticeship with Christ Church St Ives (Anglican) as evening service coordinator and assistant youth minister. During this time I remained one day per week as IT and communications consultant with Explore Holidays, responsible for designing and maintaining their website, IT support, and design and implementation of the new Reservations phone system.

Then whilst I studied at Moore College, I was Student Minister at St Aidan’s Hurstville Grove (1997-8) and St Mark’s Darling Point (1999-2000).

I then became the Assistant Minister and Youth Pastor at St Philip’s Anglican Church, South Turramurra (2001-2)

Since 2002 I worked at Anglican Youthworks, initially as youth ministry trainer and lecturer at Youthworks College, and then as Director of the Anglican Youthworks Year 13 Gospel Gap Year and finally as Executive Director of Youthworks Outdoors.

In 2012 I became the Senior Minister of Oak Flats Anglican Church, where I served until the end of 2018. During that time, at the start of 2015, I also served as the acting rector of Jamberoo Anglican Church, where under God, we saw the church rejuvenated to the point where it needed a full-time minister to serve the congregation and the parish.

From 2019 I have been the Senior Minister at Jamberoo Anglican Church.

Ministry History

Youth leader, Christ Church St Ives, 1989 to 1994 (volunteer).

MTS Apprentice, Christ Church St Ives, 1995 to 1996. Responsibility for coordinating evening young-adult congregation. Assistant youth minister.

Student minister, St Aidan’s Hurstville Grove, 1997 to 1998. General duties, including leading year 10-12 youth group.

Student minister, St Mark’s Darling Point, 1999 to 2000. General duties, including youth ministry with Harbourside Youth Ministry. Established ‘Kids Church’ children’s ministry.

Assistant Minister and Youth Pastor, St Philip’s South Turramurra, 2001 to 2002. Pastor of two evening congregations, pastor of youth group. Responsible for some children’s and family ministry as well.

Youth Ministry Trainer and Lecturer, Youthworks College, 2002 to 2007.

Director of Anglican Youthworks Year 13 Gospel Gap Year, 2005 to 2007.

Honorary Assistant Minister, and briefly Acting Rector, Sylvania Anglican Church, 2005 to 2011.

Member of (and occasional preacher at) Engadine Anglican Church, 2011 to 2012.

Executive Director, Youthworks Outdoors, 2008 to 2012.

Senior Minister (Rector), Oak Flats Anglican Church, 2012 to 2018.

Senior Minister (part-time Acting Rector) at Jamberoo Anglican Church, 2015 to 2018, then full-time Senior Minister (Rector) from the start of 2019.