North New Zealand Conference – Ministerial Staff

Adrian Webster

Adrian Webster

Whangarei Church Pastor / Whangarei School Chaplain


Pr Adrian Webster is a North NZ Conference pastor serving in Whangarei and Dargaville. God has gifted him with teaching and preaching. See his website for sermons on subjects including the basics of salvation—the meaning of grace and faith, and assurance of salvation. Also, look there for his “Beyond Addiction” series.


Andrew West

Tauranga Church Pastor, Tauranga School Chaplain


Anton van Wyk

Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - South / Palmerston North Church Pastor


Born South-Africa. Studied and worked as a Pastor in and around Cape Town. Conscripted into the Military for two years. Arrived in NZ in 1997. Married to Sandy (music teacher). 3 sons: 1. IT in Melbourne. 2. Professional Musician in Wellington 3. Works with Enliven Care in Palmerston North. One grandchild (3 years old).

Works as Senior Pastor and Regional Pastor out of Palmerston North, NZ (that is where Longburn Adventist College is. We have a Primary and a Preschool here also).

Hobbies: Motorbike riding, nature walks / outings.

Passion: To treat people as individuals and not as cases in order to return them to passion, uniqueness, wonder and discipleship destiny.


Aokuso Vaimoli

Henderson Samoan & New Lynn Samoan Church Pastor


Ben Martin

Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - Central / Hamilton Church Pastor


Since graduating from Avondale college in 2006, Ben has been serving in the North New Zealand Conference, most recently at the Hamilton Seventh-day Adventist Church. Ben’s passion is to see the local church be a place where people feel welcomed and accepted – and where they can have a real and powerful encounter with God. Ben’s passion as a local church pastor is preaching and teaching from the Bible, and he loves to help others find that passion and joy for the word themselves. Born in Sydney, yet is half Kiwi (father from Christchurch) resides in Cambridge with his wife and two sons. He enjoys in his spare time traveling, technology, photography, and motor racing.


Ben Reynolds

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.


Bruce Mason

Hawera Church Pastor, New Plymouth Church Pastor, Stratford Church Pastor, New Plymouth School Chaplain


Chris Sululoto

South Auckland Samoan Church Pastor, Auckland High School Chaplain


Clifton Glasgow

Glen Innes Church Pastor, Brentwood Church Pastor


Dale Hokin

Family & Children’s Pastor. Pathfinders & Adventurers Director


Dale has the role of strengthening families to better love and support each other, and to better reflect Jesus. He is passionate about having people loved and nurtured, and supporting each other spiritually, emotionally and physically. This also means our children are being raised in strong, Godly families and churches where they are free to thrive and know God. Add Pathfinders and Adventurers, a discipleship ministry for children, and Dale has the best job in New Zealand. He is supported in ministry by his wife Anneli, and by their children Kara and Joshua.

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Doug McLeod

Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - Northland / North Harbour Church Pastor


Born in Zambia and lived in Zimbabwe where he served in the military as a communications specialist in the bush war.  Moved to South Africa where he studied and worked as an electrician, then studied and worked as a pastor in the Cape Town, and then Durban areas.   Moved to New Zealand in 1997 where he has served as senior pastor in the Manawatu, and the Auckland region since 2001.  He holds a PG Diploma in Business Administration and a Masters in Management in New Zealand, with a focus on change management.

Married to Angie, has two adult children and 3 grandchildren.  Pr Dougie is an avid distance runner having passed the 100 mark in competitive marathons and ultra- marathons.  Recently ran the Boston Marathon.  His passion is Jesus.  He believes the local church is the hope of the world and yearns to see the realization of the Kingdom of God in his church and community.


Dyason Kuresa

Manurewa Church Pastor, Otara Church Pastor


Eddie Tupa’i

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.


Etonia Temo

Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - Auckland / Otahuhu Church Pastor, Auckland Fijian Church Pastor Auckland Indian Church Pastor


Pr Temo, is an evangelist at heart and is passionate about making disciples for Jesus. He served in many roles in the Trans Pacific Union Mission, Greater Sydney Conference and has been working as a Pastor in the North New Zealand Conference since 2006.  He is married to his beautiful wife Laveti and together they share 3 children.  One of their favorite things to do as a family is to sing for the Lord.


Garry Hallmond

Dargaville & Kaikohe Church Pastor


Giovani Stowers

Hamilton Samoan Church Pastor, Onehunga Samoan Church Pastor


Harvey Gangadeen

Murupara Church Pastor, Rotorua Church Pastor, Rotorua School Chaplain, Tui Ridge Park Pastor


Hillary Baatjies

Auckland Korean Church Pastor, Brazilian Fellowship Church Pastor, North Harbour Church Pastor, Orewa Church Pastor


Hugh Heenan

Hastings Church Pastor, Waipukurau Church Pastor, Parkside School Chaplain


Jake Ormsby

Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - Wellington / Porirua Church Pastor, Porirua Cook Islands Church Pastor, Wellington School Chaplain


Jake Ormsby has served in the NNZ Conference for more than 30 years as a Primary school teacher/Principal, Pastor and School Chaplain. He is currently pastoring Porirua and Porirua Cook Island Churches, Chaplain for Wellington School and is also Regional Pastor for Wellington. He met and married his wife Evelyn while planting the Wellington school where she now serves as a teacher. They have two children and two grandchildren. Raised on the love of a very close family and the fruit of oceans, rivers, lakes and bush-land of the Bay of Plenty and Manawatu, he has a love for people, a passion for the outdoors and exploring ancient historical sites, enjoying Evelyn’s delicious quiches and salads and spending precious time with whanau.


Jeffrey Pau

Auckland International Church Pastor, Glen Innes Church Associate Pastor


Jeremy Flynn

Cambridge Church Pastor, Hamilton Church Associate Pastor, Hamilton School Chaplain


Jesse Herford

Tauranga Church Associate Pastor, Tauranga School Chaplain


Joe (Perofeta) Afoa

Auckland Central Samoan, Auckland Tuvaluan & Remuera Samoan Church Pastor


Joe (Iosefa) Tesese

Hutt Valley Samoan Church Pastor, Palmerston North Samoan Church Pastor


Joe (Iosua) Va’afusuaga

East Tamaki Samoan Church Pastor, Mangere Samoan Church Pastor, Otahuhu Samoan Church Pastor


John Smolka

Gisborne Church Pastor


Joshua Stothers

Palmerston North Church Associate Pastor, Palmerston North School Chaplain

Karl Saifoloi

Karl Saifoloi

Papatoetoe Church - Youth Pastor


Karl Saifoloi is the Community, Discipleship and Life Groups Pastor at Papatoetoe SDA. He has served in local church leadership roles, as well as church and school boards for over 30 years. He had the privilege of working in a commercial capacity for Sanitarium Health Food Company in both NZ and Australia for 14yrs, 6 of those years in senior management, and is the founder of 360 Community Trust. As a result of this experience, Karl is able to share valuable thought and insight when it comes to Spirit-filled strategic partnerships between the local church and it’s community. Karl is passionate about local churches discovering a God-breathed vision and living out their values. But mostly, Karl is a practitioner. If you belong to a local church that wants to go beyond the ‘talk’ and get more into the ‘walk’ then you won’t want to miss this workshop!


Karma Vano

Ponsonby Church Pastor, Balmoral School Chaplain


Karyn Newson

Papatoetoe Church - Teen Pastor


Keira Bullock

Papatoetoe Church - Worship Pastor


Keli Pepa

Mizpah Church Associate Pastor, Auckland High School Chaplain


Limoni Manu

Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - South / Ministry Development Pastor / Palmerston North Church Associate 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.


Maika Peehikuru

Auckland Maori Church Pastor, HaveLife Church Associate Pastor, Light House Church Associate Pastor, Meremere Church Pastor


Marilyn Pasione

Te Aroha Church Pastor, Tirau Church Pastor, Thames Church Pastor, Waihi Church Pastor


Michael Falzarano

Eastside Hamilton Church Pastor, Whanau Community Church Pastor, Taumarunui Church Pastor

Murray Strawbridge

Feilding Church Pastor


Nigel King

Henderson Church Pastor / Waitakere School Chaplain

Norman Hurlow

Papatoetoe Church - Senior Pastor


Paora Teaukura

Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - Auckland. Auckland Cook Islands Pastor, Mangere Pastor, HaveLife Pastor, Light House Pastor


Born in the beautiful Island of Aitutaki, in the Cook Islands, Pr Tek as we love to call him, served in Tokoroa in the early Seventies before joining Fulton college to study for full time ministry.

During his years in the ministry, he has served as Minister, Ministerial Secretary in the Local Mission and as Youth Director, both at Mission and Union levels of the church. He began his service in North New Zealand in 2002 and continues to serve the Conference in his capacity of Pastor, and Regional Pastor.

His three lovely children, five beautiful grandchildren and an adorable granddaughter bring joy to his life.


Patrick Coogan

Kaitaia Church Pastor


Paul Jonker

Matamata Church Pastor, Mt Maunganui Church Pastor, Whakatane Church Pastor


Paul Siope

Healthy Adventist Churches Senior Pastor / Calvary Community Church Pastor / Ponsonby Church Associate Pastor


Paul has served as a church pastor, church planter and key note speaker in New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific, and the USA.  He is the senior pastor for Healthy Adventist Communities.  He believes “the gospel is at its best when we are most at risk” and that “being comfortable being uncomfortable is the Kingdom norm for every disciple maker of Jesus Christ” — so that Gods love and peace can be concretely extended and experienced over every form of injustice and oppression.


Pelikani Esau

Auckland Tongan Church Pastor


Phil Laws

Napier Church Pastor, Taupo Church Pastor


Philip (Fei Li) Ko

Auckland Chinese Church Pastor

Roger Lang

Lower Hutt Church Pastor, Bet-Tikkun Church Associate Pastor, Kapiti Church Associate Pastor


Sekope Uhila

Mizpah, Otahuhu Tongan & Rehoboth Tongan Church Pastor


Tata Strickland

Maranatha Church Pastor, Tokoroa Church Pastor


Taufa Pulu

Manurewa Tongan Church Pastor, Rehoboth Tongan Church Pastor, South Auckland Tongan Church Pastor


Toa Lutu

Wellington Church Pastor, Wellington Tongan Church Pastor


Vitalii Shevchenko

Associate Pastor Royal Oak Church


Since graduating from Adventist Seminary in Poland in 2011, Vitalii has ministered as a Union Pathfinder Director in Poland and as a pastor in West Russia.  Currently his pastoral ministry is in Royal Oak Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Auckland.  With his beautiful wife, Angelika, he enjoys hiking, travelling, playing musical instruments and meeting new people. Vitalii’s strongest passion is empowering people to find their place in God’s perfect plan; to enjoy Christ’s gift of righteousness;  to help young people get genuine relationship with God, and be ready to play their important role at the end of the world’s history.


Warren Strawbridge

Levin Church Pastor

William Arama

William Arama

Kerikeri & Tikipunga Church Pastor

William Iererua

William Iererua

Royal Oak Church Pastor, Auckland High School Chaplain