What do you know about Regional Pastors?

North New Zealand Conference (NNZC) has Regional Pastors in place. In nearly all cases, these are not full-time in Regional Pastoring, but have other responsibilities as well. Because much of their work is done quietly in the background, their presence might not be widely known. Here are some quick facts. . .

Role description. . . . Regional Pastors are senior pastors in the field who provide added guidance, support, inspiration, training, and resourcing for pastors and congregations. Each Regional Pastor serves a selection of geographic areas, or alternatively may serve with a specific focus for the entire Conference. There is one goal—to help advance the Everlasting Gospel in our territory.

A change of direction. . . . The Regional Pastor model springs from a change of direction in NNZC—from a “departmental” structure to an “all hands on deck for spiritual health and growth” approach. Pastoral support resources are shifted as much as possible from the office to the field, leading to greater local presence, involvement and response. Regional Pastors began as a trial move in 2010, and leaders are finding it is proving its worth immensely.

Role description. . . . Each Regional Pastor serves as a G-U-I-D-E . . . to guide, to understand, to inspire, to defend, to encourage. See 1 Corinthians 4:1, 4, The Message.

  • Please pray for the Regional Pastors and all with whom they work.
  • If you would like more information about this, please email Valmarie Young, [email protected]

Dale Hokin

Family & Children’s Pastor. Pathfinders & Adventurers Director

William Iererua

William Iererua

Youth & Chaplaincy Pastor, Support Pastor for Hamilton Church


Joe (Iosefa) Tesese

Regional Pastor for Wellington / Pastor for Hutt Valley Samoan and Palmerston North Samoan Church


Anton van Wyk

Regional Pastor for Manawatu, Hawkes Bay and Taranaki / Pastor for Wanganui Church and Hawera Church


Andrew West

Regional Pastor for Waikato and Bay of Plenty / Pastor for Tauranga Church / Chaplain for Tauranga School


Giovani Stowers

Regional Pastor for South Auckland (Cluster 1) / Pastor for Hamilton Samoan and New Lynn Samoan


Clifton Glasgow

Regional Pastor for Central and East Auckland / Pastor for Brentwood Church and Brazilian Church / Support Pastor for Waitakere Church


Doug McLeod

Regional Pastor for North and West Auckland / Pastor for North Harbour Church / Support Pastor for Snells Beach


Adrian Webster

Regional Pastor for Northland / Pastor for Whangarei Church / School Chaplain for Whangarei Adventist school