We want to honour every single family regardless of their definition. It is our prayer and hope that we will be able to inspire, support, and resource families right across New Zealand.

Family Ministry Resources

Our Church has developed many great resources for Health Ministry. The best place to get these resources is directly from the Health Ministry Department that has produced them. Please use the following links to find some great ideas and resources:

Other Excellent Resources

North Island – Family Ministries Coordinator


Dale Hokin

Family & Children’s Pastor. Pathfinders & Adventurers Director

Email: DaleHokin@adventist.org.nzPhone: 09 262 5620

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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South Island – Family Ministries Coordinator

Pr Victor Kulakov

Victor Kulakov

NZPUC - Director of Relationships Ministries: Family, Youth, Pathfinders & Adventurers, Children, Women & Men's Ministries

Email: VictorKulakov@adventist.org.nzPhone: 09 250 1770Website: nzpuc.adventist.org.nz

Pr Victor Kulakov who currently services as the Director of Family Relationships Cluster for New Zealand Pacific Union Conference has ministered in two other countries, Russia and Greece. He has a beautiful wife, Agnessa, and two boys, Nathan and Daniel. He enjoys skiing, travelling, photography, playing with his boys and meeting new people. Victor’s greatest passion is to empower people to fall in love with life – make positive changes, enjoy the fullness of relationships and have abundance and success in all aspects of life.


Edwina Davis

Discipleship Ministries / Departmental Assistant

Email: EdwinaDavis@adventist.org.nzPhone: 021 978 125 or 03 365 1020

I have been employed by the Seventh-day Adventist Church for all my working life, working in various areas including mission service in Papua New Guinea.  At present I am working as Departmental Assistant in South New Zealand Conference, I love the variety of work it entails, from week to week I’m doing something different ie camping in my tent with Pathfinders, visiting Adventurer clubs, attending sport tournaments, catering to our youth, and sitting behind my desk answering phone calls and writing emails.

My passion is to create positive memories in a child’s life and to share God’s love with each child.  When off duty I love spending time with my family, and being in my garden.