Next Meeting Dates
Submissions deadline 10 working days before meeting date
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Sunday, 18 February 2018
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
Sunday, 1 July 2018
Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Sunday, 4 November 2018
Communication to the Executive Committee should be made via Pr Ben Timothy who is the Committee Secretary.
Committee Members 2016 – 2020
Annette Barlow is a Chartered Accountant, Company Director and Bible Teacher living in Auckland, New Zealand. She has a great love for children of all ages. Annette is married to Paul and has four children.
Mr Ronald Davidson works at Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing and is married to Hayley Duncan. Together they have three children, Brooke(22) employed as a teacher in Australia, Mikayla (17) just out of High school and looking to do a business degree at Auckland University and Levi (12). Ronny is a member at Papatoetoe Community Church. He also serves on the Tui Ridge Park Board.
Hartley is a member of the Papatoetoe Adventist Church where he has served as an elder for the past few years and in kid’s ministries. Before coming to New Zealand he served as an elder at the Central London Church in the UK.
Hartley has worked in the Information Technology sector for the past 25 years and held various ICT leadership roles in NZ, UK, Germany and South Africa. God has blessed Hartley to obtain a Master’s Degree in Business Information Technology, a Business Management Diploma and to become a certified Programme Manager. Hartley is married to Liesl and they have two children Jemma and Jude. One of Hartley’s passions is to befriend people from all walks of life and to share his faith.
Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - South / Ministry Development Pastor / Palmerston North Church Associate Pastor / Wanganui & Hawera Church Pastor
Born in Tonga. Raised in the mission fields of the South Pacific. Studied in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Australia, and the Philippines. Worked as a Pastor and Chaplain in Fiji (1990-1995). Lecturer of Theology at Fulton College, Fiji (1996-1999) and Pacific Adventist University, PNG (2000-2007). Migrated to NZ in Dec. of 2007. Joined the workforce of the NNZC in 2010. Married to Sulueti L Manu from Fiji. Have 4 grown children and 4 grandchildren: 1 granddaughter and 3 grandsons. Loves teaching the Word of God. Lives in Palmerston North and serves in Manawatu.
Mrs Jenny Paddison is an active member of the Feilding SDA church and has enjoyed a career in Adventist Education for over 30 years. She currently works as team leader in an Early Childhood centre.
Jenny is married to Dean and they have two adult children; Kahli, who lives and teaches in London with her husband, and Jordan who is studying social work in Wellington.
Jenny enjoys devoting time to family, her church family, friends, and service in the community.
Chief Financial Officer
A Sri Lankan by birth and an Australian by nationality, Shane has made New Zealand his current home. He was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer for the North New Zealand Conference in 2010. He is passionate about holistic stewardship, servant leadership and vibrant health. Shane is married to Anne and together they have two children Shane Jnr and Soraya.
East Auckland Church Pastor / Balmoral School Chaplain
Ben currently serves as the pastor of the East Auckland City SDA Church and shares a role as chaplain of the Balmoral SDA School. After finishing high school he spent three years working as an IT consultant before heading to Avondale College to complete an honours degree in Theology and Ministry. His passion is to see people encouraged, equiped, and empowered to serve God with the gifts He has blessed them with.
General Secretary / Administrative Pastor
Originally from Wellington Ben is married to Noeline with two sons and seven grandchildren. After working for the NZ government for thirteen years he commenced pastoral ministry in North NZ in 1993. He has pastored churches on the west and east coasts of the Conference, Waikato, King Country and Auckland.
Ben believes many people today feel the need for hope and are looking for it. The church is a medium and voice for true hope that can only be found in Christ. To effect transformation in our communities the church must embody and demonstrate God’s true character by intentionally continuing Jesus’ service and sowing his gospel of hope in people’s lives.
Lata is the youngest member on the Executive Committee and represents the under 30’s demographic of our Conference. She is first and foremost a student of Christ and serves in innovative ways at the Auckland Central Samoan Church. She is passionate about creating platforms and spaces for young people to serve and connect in tangible ways with Christ and the community. She graduated with a LLB/BA and is currently employed as a Solicitor at Community Legal Services South Trust.
Lead Pastor / Ponsonby Church Associate Pastor
Eddie has served as the Lead Pastor for our Conference since 2005 and has the unique ability to translate vision into day-to-day reality. His passions include inspiring people to be servant leaders through Jesus’ example, for churches to be a Prayer House for all people and for every member to be authentic God Worshippers. Eddie also serves as a local church pastor at Ponsonby Seventh-day Adventist church. He is married to his best friend and partner in ministry Tessa and together they have 4 boys.
Analyst and advisor
Born and raised in Christchurch, I moved to Wellington in 2008 and have been a member of Capital Church ever since. My work career in the last ten years has mainly been in central government policy analyst and advisor roles. Before coming to Wellington, I completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and Master of Arts in sociology at the University of Canterbury. It was during my tertiary studies that I decided to join the Adventist Church, after going to an Adventist church for a year and experiencing a great community. I thank you for choosing to vote me on to the Executive Committee for a second term and giving me the privilege of serving.
Mr Willie Wu arrived in New Zealand in 1992 after serving the Hong Kong government for 30 years. He worked in a senior management role for an International Freight Forwarding company and retired in 2009. Mr Willie’s passion is to grow God’s church. The Chinese worship group he started at the Glen Innes Church in 2000 is now the Auckland Chinese church where he serves as the Head Elder.