John Stead is the current Anglican Bishop of Willochra.
English born, he grew up in Canberra, attending Deakin High School.
He received a Bachelor of Education from the University of Canberra in 1979 and worked as a school teacher.
In 1996 he was awarded a Bachelor"s degree in Theology from the Sydney College of Divinity and was made a deacon in 1995 and a priest the following year. Stead served as a priest in the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn and was collated as an Archdeacon and installed as Rector of the Parish of Street John"s Wagga Wagga in 2004. In 2009 he was consecrated Assistant bishop of the Diocese of Bathurst and was based in Dubbo, and in 2012 was enthroned as Bishop of Willochra.