North New Zealand Conference – Ministerial Staff
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.
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.
Henderson Samoan & New Lynn Samoan Church Pastor
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.
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.
New Plymouth & Stratford Church Pastor / New Plymouth School Chaplain
Waitakere Three Angels Church Leader
South Auckland Samoan Church Pastor / Auckland High School Chaplain
Glen Innes & Brentwood Church Pastor
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.
Manurewa & Otara Church Pastor
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.
Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - Auckland / Otahuhu, Auckland Fijian & 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.
Bethesda Church Pastor
Dargaville & Kaikohe Church Pastor
Hamilton Samoan & Onehunga Samoan Church Pastor
Murupara & Rotorua Church Pastor / Rotorua School & Tui Ridge Park Chaplain
Wellington Samoan & Kosena Church Pastor
Brazilian Fellowship Church Pastor & Ponsonby Associate Church Pastor
Hastings & Waipukurau Church Pastor / Parkside School Chaplain
Auckland Spanish & Royal Oak Church Pastor
Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - Wellington / Porirua & 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.
Auckland International Church Pastor & Glen Innes Church Associate Pastor
Cambridge Church Pastor / Hamilton Associate Church Pastor / Hamilton School Chaplain
Mosaic Church Pastor / Palmerston North School & Palmerston North Pre School Chaplain
Joe (Iosefa) Tesese
Hutt Valley Samoan & Palmerston North Samoan Church Pastor
Joe (Iosua) Va’afusuaga
East Tamaki Samoan & Mangere Samoan Church Pastor
Gisborne Church Pastor
Joe (Perofeta) Afoa
Auckland Central Samoan, Auckland Tuvaluan & Remuera Samoan Church Pastor
Palmerston North Associate Church Pastor / Palmerston North School Chaplain
Papatoetoe Church 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!
Papatoetoe Church Pastor
Mizpah Church Associate Pastor / Auckland High School Chaplain
Lower Hutt Church Pastor
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.
Auckland Maori Church Pastor / HaveLife & Light House Church Associate Pastor
Te Aroha, Tirau, Thames & Waihi Church Pastor
Eastside Hamilton, Whanau Community & Taumarunui Church Pastor
Feilding Church Pastor
Henderson Church Pastor / Waitakere School Chaplain
Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - Auckland / Auckland Cook Islands, Mangere, HaveLife & Light House Church 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.
Kaitaia & Te Kao Church Pastor
Matamata, Mt Maunganui & Whakatane Church Pastor
Healthy Adventist Churches Senior Pastor / Calvary Community Church 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.
Auckland Tongan Church Pastor
Napier & Taupo Church Pastor
Philip (Fei Li) Ko
Auckland Chinese Church Pastor
South Auckland School Chaplain
Mizpah, Otahuhu Tongan & Rehoboth Tongan Church Pastor
Maranatha & Tokoroa Church Pastor
Manurewa Tongan & South Auckland Tongan Church Pastor
Wellington & Wellington Tongan Church Pastor
Royal Oak Associate Church Pastor
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.