I made the move to the Mainland (along with my wife, Carol) to take up the lead pastor role at Ilam at the start of August 2016, having previously served as a Baptist pastor in a number of Auckland contexts. I’ve also had stints working in tertiary education, including five years as Academic Director at Carey Baptist College. Mission is important to me, and I’m keen to see both individual Christ-followers, as well as the church, engaging missionally within the wider world community. At the same time, our personal and corporate spiritual formation are also aspects of faith that I am passionate to see being explored more fully in the life of the church.
When I have the opportunity to relax, I enjoy a trip to the theatre or movies, or time in the kitchen developing my culinary skills. For more active pursuits, I enjoy exercise, and for preference like to be out-of-doors, especially day-tramping enjoying the wider environment. I am an out-of-practice amateur pianist, but passionate about music – especially classical and (some) jazz.