The Pastoral Staff

Andy Shudall

Senior Pastor. UK born, married to a Ines (who is German), with 3 adult kids and 1 grandchild, they've been living in NZ since 2005 and love living out West. He's a hobby chef, keen baker and enjoys singing in the local community choir.

Matt Sharpe

Associate Pastor (Youth & Community). Matt and his family are from Sydney, recently arrived in NZ but becoming more Kiwi with each decent flat white and visit to the local fish and chips! Matt's passion is for young people come to know Jesus!

Jody Payne

Pastoral Lead (Children’s Ministry). Jody is hugely experienced in kids ministry and before finishing her theological degree Jody worked as a barber. Married to Steve with 2 adult children.

Karen Ric-Hansen
Pastoral Worker. Karen is Belgian and grew up in South Africa, a skilled artist and designer, Karen is superb at caring for people. She's married to Brad and has two growing daughters.
Josiah Carr
Music Ministry Leader and trainee pastor. Josiah grew up in TBC and is a gifted musician and is currently training to be a pastor at Carey Baptist College.

The Office Admin Team

Vince Kilpatrick

Interim Executive Lead (Operations). Welcomes talk about beards, Theology, and cricket - which he loves playing (when not injured). Favourite quote, "I am Heathcliff"

Tor Dickson

Finance Administrator. An accountant who loves squirrels, caravans, leading Alpha and good conversation. Married to Mark with three wonderful daughters who often move in and out of home.

Catherine May

PA to Senior Pastor. Born and raised Westie-hard, which has provided the locality for freelance photography and her green fingers. Loves getting outdoors with her family, and frequenting the neighbour's pool.

Sue Smith
Volunteer Admin Help

The Eldership Team

In addition to the pastors, elders in TBC are elected by the church members and appointed for a term of two years. Elders may serve up to three consecutive terms before taking some time out.

Rob Ayres
Rob is into his fourth year as an elder at TBC and has served in various positions of leadership in TBC. He is the Academic Director at Carey Baptist College. Married to Rachael they have 8 children from mid-teens to late twenties
Murray Harding
Chair of the elders. Into his third year as an elder at TBC Murray has a career as an engineer behind him and serves our church with skill and care in a number of areas. Married to Jan, with three adult children and four young grandchildren.
Jan Harding
Jan is in her third year as an Elder at TBC. Previously served as an Associate Elder in another church for 17 years. With 3 adult children and 4 grandsons Jan is committed to many areas of church life, especially in the area of women’s ministry.
Charles Erlam
Charles is in his third year and second round as an elder at TBC. He has previously been a pastor in another church and academic at Laidlaw College. Charles works for a mission agency. He is married to Gwen and they have two adult daughters.
Lynda Slaney
Lynda is in her second year of eldership at TBC, is an architect and serves in church in youth and young adult ministries. Married to Pete with two adult sons.
Ruth Tate
Ruth is in her first year as an elder at TBC. She is a primary school teacher, currently at home full time and serving in a number of key ministry areas reaching and serving the local community. Married to Fraser with 4 young children.

The Global Team

We have a growing number of mission partners in NZ and around the world

Beth and Jeremy Nicholls
Working with the homeless and displaced as part of Jesus People USA, Jeremy who grew up in TBC and Beth are making a gospel difference among those who are the least and the last.
Kim Beale
Kim's SoccerPlus ministry reaches kids, youth and adults using sport to facilitate community growth and gospel conversations. Kim is a coach, speaker and evangelist, working locally and internationally.
Matthew and Cristelle Nicholas
Matthew and Cristelle (with Carson) are working toward heading to Asia with OMF. Currently serving a church in Christchurch they're waiting for God to open up the perfect timing for them to go.
Everyone

Everyone at TBC is part of the team - we serve together and we lead together. As a Baptist church we have formal membership where we make commitments to one another and so our major decisions are taken together. We do so joyfully and wholeheartedly and have enjoyed real unity in prayerful discernment around building projects and staff appointments.

There are lots of opportunities to serve and get involved - everyone's gifts and skills are welcome - hit the 'connect me' button below to make contact and find out how you can get involved in serving at TBC.

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