I moved to New Zealand from the UK with wife Kaye, and kids Ella and Zac in 2010, and love being part of the community in Waikanae, enjoying the beach, good coffee and lovely people. In my spare time I like to surf (not particularly skilfully) on a longboard.
It's a privilege to lead the parish with the help of a great staff team and vestry. In my role, I love helping people live their lives as followers of Jesus: as our parish vision says, in 'Being Disciples and Making Disciples.'
Formerly a specialist classroom teacher and head of performing arts in a busy secondary school, I was ordained eight years ago and work as part-time priest assistant in our parish, where I am priest in charge at St Michael’s.
I am an associate of Kopua Monastery and a Benedictine oblate, which means I have a strong attachment to developing contemplative prayer and worship, including our Stillpoint services.
I am also a trained and experienced spiritual director, helping people to explore their spiritual journeys and develop their inner growth and ministry.
Hi, my name is Hamish Campbell and I’m the Youth Facilitator here at Waikanae Anglican. We have an awesome group of young people, and it’s such a privilege to be a part of their lives at such a critical stage. My role is to facilitate Youth group nights, Social events, Camps and to help grow youth leadership. I also want to see our young people engaged in the life of our church and shaping its future.
Part of my ministry is to provide the smooth running of the children’s programmes in the Parish, including Sunday mornings, playgroups and special events. I am a trained Youth worker and Primary teacher, and enjoy bringing creativity into my role as well as meeting the many faces of the community. I'm passionate about seeing children know God for themselves and find a place of belonging in church life. I'm also keen to support families as they navigate how to create a culture of faith in their homes. Originally from the UK, I've been in New Zealand since 2008, and am married to Evan and together we enjoy a little bit of beach life down in Peka Peka, with our baby Lottie.
A history of ministry and administration culminating in the privilege of working at WAP - learning, laughing and loving it! I have worked in professional circles all of my working life – and now I am experiencing, along with the professional aspects of the position, a personal spiritual walk as I work amongst the members and staff of WAP. God is good and His timing is perfect!
I was redeemed, refined and reclaimed by God at the age of 18, trained as a cabinetmaker/joiner, spent years as a full-time Church Minister and now, in my job as Verger at WAP, these principles and practical skills are being put to good use in the Parish. It’s a great place to be.