South Island – Ministerial Staff


Frank Boniface

Invercargill & Wicklow Street Church Pastor

Email: 021 203 0845

Gordon Gosset

Prison Ministries / Ilam Church Pastor

Email: 021 342 657

Grant Burton

Ministerial & Discipleship. Bishopdale Church Pastor

Email: 021 997 610

Prior to entering Ministry I was a dairy farmer and involved in the local church. I am married to a very special lady, Rosalie, and have two awesome children Geena and Caleb, in whom I am especially proud. It was the local church who encouraged my spiritual growth which eventuated with me attending Avondale to study Ministry.  An experience that affirmed that this was where God wanted me to be. So the local church has always been very special to me, each church I have served in has been a place of God’s holy people. It is as Paul affirms in Eph.4:12 the place where we are to be equipped for ministry. After six years ministering in north New South Wales, ten in the North New Zealand Conference and since 2010 here in the South New Zealand Conference, that view has not diminished, and in fact it has been affirmed in the present climate of ‘discipleship’. Now it is my privilege to work with the ministers as Ministerial Secretary while still ministering in the local church. For the local church is where the rubber meets the road and where the Holy Spirit is working among His people. I’m excited about what He is about to do in our conference.


Jesel Royokada

Christchurch Fijian Church Pastor

Phone: 022 690 7653

Jonathas Custodio

The Haven (Nelson) & Westport Group Church Pastor

Email: 021 887 407

Jonathon Gillard

Queenstown & Wicklow Street Church Pastor

Email: 021 118 5832

Jonathon is a proud kiwi, born and bred in Christchurch. As a young teenager Jonathon gave his heart to Jesus, immediately feeling the call to tell other people about Jesus. At the beginning of 2013, Jonathon promptly quit his job in order to move to Australia to study at the Avondale College Seminary. While studying at Avondale Jonathon served in the local College Church as an Elder, and the College men’s dormitories as a Residential Assistant. In 2016, he graduated from Avondale with a Bachelor of Ministry and Theology (Church Ministry Specialisation). Jonathon is passionate about bringing young people to know Jesus, and for people of all ages to know and recognise the value that God has placed on their lives by sending Jesus to die for each and every one of them.

Mebzar Quinto

Timaru & Christchurch Multicultural Filipino Church Pastor


Paul Kleinmeulman

Blenheim Church Pastor

Email: 027 715 5777

Paul had very little knowledge of God until he went to the University of Queensland and studied his first degree in Horticultural Technology. It was through Christian friends and reading the Bible that he discovered that there was a personal and loving God that answers prayers and he gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ and was baptised into the Seventh-day Adventist church. Immediately after baptism he felt called to ministry but that door was promptly closed. After working in pesticide research, starting a family, and running a successful internet marketing business for four years he once again felt the call ministry and finished his Graduate Diploma in Theology and Ministry at Avondale College.

Paul is happily married to Marcelle and together they have four, fantastic children, Hannah, Jessie, Rachael and Joshua. They currently live in Canvastown on a small farm and are ministering at Blenheim and Kaikoura. Paul is passionate about prayer and sharing the gospel with those far from God, and is dedicated to speeding the coming of the Lord.


Peter Taivairanga

Oamaru & Dunedin Church Pastor

Email: 021 879 553

Phillip Hawken

Greymouth Lay-Minister


Romina Masih

Rangiora & St Martins Church Pastor

Email: 021 167 7960

Sarah-Jane Riley

Youth Discipleship / Bishopdale Church Pastor

Email: 021 718 731

Sarah-Jane Riley is the Youth Director of the South New Zealand Conference and associate pastor at Bishopdale Seventh-day Adventist Church in Christchurch.  Originally from North NZ, she trained in social work and then went on to work in youth work, adventure therapy, youth health, health promotion, and violence prevention.  In 2009 she accepted a call to come and work in a full time ministry role in South NZ as a local church youth worker.  She then went to Avondale College in 2014 and completed post graduate studies in ministry and theology, and returned to the South NZ Conference at the beginning of 2016 to serve.

Sarah-Jane believes that it is a movement of disciples that will advance the gospel, with a culture that is loving, inclusive and intentional.  She believes that young people have significant influence in this movement as they are fully engaged in all aspects of what it means to be church in the communities and world in which we live.


Siaosi Kei

Oxford, Aranui & Garden City Fellowship (Tongan) Church Pastor

Email: 022 370 2961

Pastor Siaosi Kei first came to New Zealand in 1996 and in 1998 he got baptised. He has been in ministry for six years, including  one year as a Bible Worker. Pastor Siaosi is married to Mo’uifo’ou and they have seven children. Five girls Ailine, Hazel, Estelle Ana, and Siola and two boys Siaosi Jnr and Sinamoni. Their love for God transpires in their willingness to surrender their lives to Christ daily. Their heart’s desire is to make a positive impact on anyone within their sphere of influence and lead them to Christ. Pastor Siaosi says that learning to be content with whatever the Lord give them and share with others is a great blessing in this journey of ministry.


Stephen Wilson

Papanui Church Pastor

Email: 021 815 026

Stephen is married to Lindita since 2006 and has one son, Samuel, and one daughter, Deborah. Stephen is Irish and arrived in New Zealand in 2016. Stephen has a MA in Pastoral ministry and experience  working in 4 countries and has served as a local church pastor since 2005. Stephen is interested in studying about the Sabbath and mental health and follows closely the work of ADRA since serving as ADRA Ireland director for a number of years.


Tulaga Aiolupotea

Samoan-Addington & Samoan-Aranui Church Pastor

Email: 021 714 951

Younis Masih

Ashburton & Garden City Fellowship Central Church Pastor

Email: 021 0833 5812

Younis has experienced the overwhelming impact of Jesus in his life and has been motivated to love and serve others as a result. He considers it a privilege to spend his life extending that invitation to others.  He is married to Romina Lata and has one son—Avishai.  He loves building relationships and speaking on topics that answer the most fundamental questions of life from the Bible.  He is passionate about sharing his discoveries and guiding people on their journey towards a greater quality of life in Jesus Christ.