North Island – Lead Team
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.
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.
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.
North Island – Ministry Support Team
Executive Assistant / Communications
Having been in this role for nine years now, it feels as if NNZC is my life! I joined the team in 2009 and have since then grown and learned so much of what I do today on the job. I can see how my previous work experience in HR, admin, office management and volunteering with non-for profit organisations overseas , has helped shape and prepare me for ministry in this context. I am married to Paul Greenfield who is also my partner in ministry in our local church. Together we are very grateful for our 5 children. I am also currently working on a Degree in Counselling through BTI in Tauranga. Watching individuals and churches grow in health has been the most exciting part of my job. I can’t wait to see what God does in and through us in the next season of ministry.
Administration Assistant for Healthy Adventist Churches / Membership Management
Graphic / Website Design
I first started working as a volunteer for North New Zealand Conference doing staging design, making costumes and producing news publications. In 2007 I was employed full time where my main role has been designing our posters, slides and applications for our events and keeping our website up-to-date. I love my job, I love the people I work with and I especially love using the creative skills that God has blessed me with. I’m very passionate about design and portraying the spiritual themes in our events.
Outside of work one of my favourite things to do is Instagramming the photos I have taken of our beautiful New Zealand scenery, my husband surfing and our little boy. I’m crazy about Amigurumi (crocheted stuffed dolls), so when I have spare time I’m often found with hook and yarn in hand making my next creation.
Reception / Administrative Assistant for Trust Services
Wholeheartedly committing her life to God in the year 2000 was the start of a life journey in faith, hope and love. Kim began serving at the North New Zealand Conference in February 2014 and her desire for people is to pursue their relationship with God, to live life as God intended for them by His gracious Spirit through the love of Jesus. The reason for her smile is the joy in serving the Lord 🙂
Trust Services Director
Conference Health & Safety Advisor
North Island – Healthy Adventist Communities Team
Healthy Adventist Churches Senior Pastor / Calvary Community Church Pastor
Partners in Ministry Coordinator / Women’s Ministry Coordinator
Lynelle coordinates the Women in the North NZ Conference of SDA’s and is also responsible for nurturing the Pastoral Spouses in the same. She has training and experience in teaching from Pre School aged children, through to Tertiary level. Her passion is to meet people where they are, sharing an authentic Christianity, that allows Jesus to shine on a practical level.
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.
Youth & Chaplaincy Pastor
Matt Moore is a Kiwi who has called Australia home for the past 13 years. Matt is married to Carly, and they have 2 boys, Ryan (11) and Jayse (8). Matt has spent the last 13 years working on the Gold Coast as a Teacher/Chaplain and is passionate about the gospel and seeing young people make decisions for Jesus. Matt has a degree in Primary Teaching and a Master’s Degree in Family Ministry. He loves the All Blacks, Cambodia, badminton, golf and cold watermelon…though in NZ, he will happily sub the watermelon for Feijoas!
Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - Northland / North Harbour Church Pastor
Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - Auckland / Auckland Cook Islands, Mangere, HaveLife & Light House Church Pastor
Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - Auckland / Otahuhu, Auckland Fijian & Auckland Indian Church Pastor
Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - Central / Hamilton Church Pastor
Anton van Wyk
Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - South / Palmerston North Church Pastor
Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - South / Ministry Development Pastor / Palmerston North Church Associate Pastor / Wanganui & Hawera Church Pastor
Regional Pastor for Healthy Adventist Churches - Wellington / Porirua & Porirua Cook Islands Church Pastor / Wellington School Chaplain
North Island – Accounting Services
Senior Accountant / Team Leader
Senior Accounts Clerk
Senior Accounts Clerk
North Island – Entities
Tui Ridge Park - Manager
Adventist Book Centre (ABC) - Manager
Bethesda - Chief Executive Officer
North Island – NZPUC Directors
Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) - Chief Executive Officer
Denison, his wife and two young boys arrived in New Zealand in June 2016 when Denison began serving as the ADRA New Zealand CEO. Having moved from the Philippines where Denison served as the Country Director for ADRA. Originally born in Brazil, Denison has been on a great number of adventures in his life having served with ADRA in countries including Madagascar, Mozambique, and Laos, along with time at ADRA Australia and ADRA International. Having previously studied management, accounting and international development, Denison has acquired a great set of skills and experience which adds great value in leading the ADRA team.
Denison is also a strong believer in taking action to support others, “when people see that we truly care about helping them rebuild their lives, they will see a reflection of God in our service.”
NZPUC - Education Director
Rosalie oversees the Seventh-day Adventist School system in New Zealand, Cook Islands and French Polynesia. Originally from the Waikato, trained through Longburn Adventist College, Rosalie has worked as a teacher and Principal in Adventist schools for 30 years and served in her current role for 7.
She dedicated herself to supporting children through holistic education to choose Jesus as their personal Saviour and committing themselves to eternal service to others in their areas of, gifting, skill and expertise. Developing high quality leaders and teachers and supporting all Adventist parents to educate their children in a way that allows them to be authentic Adventists leading the church through the 21st Century is her driving vision.
Director of Adventist Health Ministries & Union Liaison for Women’s Ministries
Adrielle began her career in health as a registered nurse at the Auckland Adventist Hospital. The following eight years, Adrielle worked extensively in the South Auckland community in various nursing roles, and focused her skills on diabetes education towards the end of that time. She has also worked on various health projects in the community both in New Zealand and Australia.
Recent years have seen Adrielle working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for diabetes, presenting workshops and classes in diabetes management and insulin administration, and completing a Master of Health Sciences at Otago University. With her current role as director of Adventist Health Ministries, she is passionate about helping others live happy holistic lifestyles, while being a positive influence in their community.
Adrielle is happily married to Dan and has three grown children.