Our fantastic staff team is based in Christchurch, New Zealand
Rosie has served as a NZCMS Mission Partner in Egypt for five years prior to completing a Master’s degree in Church History and Theology at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. She currently lives in the Community of the Transfiguration in Kelburn, Wellington. Her term as National Director of NZCMS began in the middle of 2019. Read more about Rosie.
Lesley is responsible for the pastoral care and support for a number of our Mission Partners. Lesley has lived cross-culturally for many years and brings a wealth of skills and experience to her role at NZCMS. She has a Masters in Christian Spirituality from the University of London and is passionate about most sports and anything to do with the great outdoors.
Mike & Ruth Robb
Mike and Ruth also support a number of Mission Partners. They’ve spent many years in Papua New Guinea and Cambodia, and bring varied skills and experience to their shared role. Mike has a Batchelor of Ministry and is an ordained Acts Churches minister, and Ruth is a Nurse and a trained Spiritual Director. They have five grown up children and an expanding number of grandchildren.
Having worked as a Chartered Accountant/Analyst in a wide range of organisations, Janet is responsible for ensuring the finance and admin side of NZCMS run smoothly. Janet also has a degree in Theology from Laidlaw College and has participated in several short term missions.
Paula is responsible for Donor Support and providing administration to all of the team. After being employed for many years in the corporate sector Paula is now using all her skills towards supporting and growing Missions within NZCMS based in the Christchurch office.
NZCMS Youth Mobiliser Kirstin Cant is passionate about challenging young people to know God and get involved with what he is doing in our world. She is enthusiastic about encouraging them to live a missional lifestyle as a response to Jesus’ holistic ministry of love and justice.
Guy and Summer Benton
Guy and Summer served as long time missionaries in Cambodia for five and eight years respectively. Guy is a New Zealand native and Summer is from America. They worked with the Anglican Church of Cambodia to strengthen the youth programme of the church there. They have three children, a son Pirum Isaac and two daughters, Quinn and Norah. They are NZCMS’ Mission Enablers and also direct our school leavers and young adults gap year programme, Better World.
Having lived in Papua New Guinea as a toddler and later in Cambodia for two years as a teenager, Jairus has had many real life experiences of what cross cultural mission is like. Since his return, he has done just under a decade of youth leading and pastoring, completed various journalism qualifications and received a Bachelor of Ministries at Laidlaw Bible College. Jairus’ is married to Jasmine. He runs the communications side of things at NZCMS and is passionate about inspiring and facilitating environments for the Church to encounter God in a new way and respond to the missional call He has on their lives.