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Keynote Speaker: Geoff New


Geoff is the Dean of Studies at the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership. Previously he was the minister of Papakura East Presbyterian Church (1997-2015)

During his time at Papakura East, Geoff was also a Police Chaplain for five years for the Counties-Manukau Police District, lectured in preaching for five years at Laidlaw College, lectured on occasions at Carey Baptist College and since 2011 has been a trainer for Langham Preaching with responsibility in South Asia.

Since 2012 he has been the director for Kiwimade Preaching.

Geoff was awarded a Doctor of Ministry degree through the Australian College of Theology. His thesis was on the imagination and preaching.

Geoff has been married to Ruth for 30 years. They have three adult children: Rebekah (married to James), Josiah and Luke.

Geoff is the author of Imaginative Preaching: praying the Scriptures so God can speak through you (2015) and Live, Listen, Tell: the art of preaching (2017) 


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