Martin Macaulay 2021 800




Martin Macaulay - Senior Pastor


Martin has been a pastor in the Presbyterian Church since 1992 and senior pastor at East Taieri since 2008.  After working as a chemical engineer, he followed a sense of call to train for ministry.  He has an honours degree in theology through Laidlaw College, Auckland and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, California.  


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Gareth Bruce 2021 800  

Gareth Bruce - Associate Pastor


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 Leeanne McKinlay 2021 800




Leeanne McKinlay - Parish Manager



Leanne is responsible for the day-to-day running of the church.




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Jo Thorn 2021 800





Jo Thorn - Office Administrator



Jo will answer your call, reply to your email or greet you when you come into the office at East Taieri Church. 



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David Yates 2021 800





David Yates - Finance Assistant



David is responsible for the day-to-day finances. 



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Nick Muirhead 2021 800




Nick Muirhead - Pastoral Care and SHFT interim Executive Officer



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 Larissa Pearce 2021 800  




Larissa Pearce - Lead Youth & Community Worker



Larissa is responsible for running our 3 free youth programmes - Ground Zero, Summit & Challenge - which cater for students in Year 7-10.



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 Michelle Du Plessis 2021 800  




Michelle Du Plessis - Community & Youth Worker



Michelle is responsible for community work and running R@ndm on a Friday night.



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Ryan Roxburgh 2021 800  




Ryan Roxburgh - Part-time Youth Worker



Ryan organises Dynamyte on a Friday night for Year 7 & 8 and Plunge on Sunday! 




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