My one great love and passion is the Scriptures and who they reveal, and my primary role at TABC is to provide discipleship through teaching, equipping, and shepherding God’s people.
As a family, we enjoy getting outdoors – whether it’s water skiing, snow skiing, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, or getting in the garden – that is where we find family fun!
My wife Rene and I have been back from the Philippines since 2009. My main role is to bring the gospel to the community and give opportunities to our church family to become involved in evangelism - this includes Bible studies, preaching, and teaching. I really enjoy watching rugby but as I am a builder by trade, you will often find me building too.
As Operations Pastor, I oversee a lot of the ‘nuts and bolts’ to help things run smoothly here at church and enjoy building up and discipling men. When I have a chance, I like to be in my workshop, making something useful out of old things. Machinery and classic cars are interests of mine, especially old Fergy tractors and Mk 3 Zodiacs. The car I wished I didn’t sell was my XY Falcon!
Youth & Families Pastor
My job here involves overseeing our families ministries right from creche through to youth group, young adults and parenting. I have a passion for raising up leaders and growing our young people in the gospel. I am married to Abi and we have two young kids; Cecelia and Seth (they’re awesome), and in my free time, you can find me getting outside spending time with my family, and drinking good coffee.
My husband, Ian, and I have 4 married children. We have lived in Te Awamutu since our arrival in New Zealand from Zimbabwe in 2003. I love catching up with family and friends - people interaction is top of my list!! Any leftover spare time is spent gardening, sewing, or doing other practical tasks around the home.
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As a counsellor, I meet with people who want to talk about difficulties in their life that might be really hard for them to work through on their own. I love to read, garden, keep fit, and like to prioritise catching up with friends in my spare time.
Here at the Chapel, I manage the accounts, payments, payroll and the like. I am married to Graeme and we have been blessed with four boys; Jamie, Adam, Liam, and Ryan - and also our little dog Rosie. I love to do ‘crafty stuff’ in my spare time, including house decorating and sewing.
The communications role is quite broad, but in a nutshell, I take care of all the written and visual things! I am studying a Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership with a concentration of Ministry to Women. Outside of work, I love to dance and I teach ballet classes. You might not know this but I used to play the bagpipes!
My role is to make sure the weekly youth group program runs well, and I also coordinate the youth social events. My downtime is spent hanging out with friends, and playing music (I play the drums). Funny story, I once told someone I was going to go to Bible School and they misheard me and thought I said ‘Barber School’, and as a result now I’m a qualified Barber!
I am married to Frank (the Operations Pastor) and we have three grown children and two delightful grandchildren. I enjoy being creative and would love to give pottery a go.
We aim to provide a Bible-based, fun-filled, interactive programme for tamariki aged 5-12 on Sundays during the school term. We love working alongside children and their whānau in our church and community, aspiring to grow together. We have four sons and look forward to any excuse to light an outdoor fire and toast marshmallows!