Our fantastic staff team is based in Christchurch, New Zealand
As National Director Steve Maina leads the NZCMS ship, and spends time developing the ‘big picture’, creating and maintaining partnerships and making sure everything ticks along smoothly. Steve is an ordained Anglican minister and a gifted public speaker – you’ll often find him in pulpits around the country passionately advocating God’s mission.
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 streamlining systems and ensuring that the finance and admin side of NZCMS run smoothly. Janet also has a degree in Theology from Laidlaw College, has participated in several short term mission assignments, and continues to have a heart for mission.
Heather is our part-time Executive Assistant. With a degree in marketing and Japanese and fifteen years in the corporate marketing world she is relieved to be able to put all she has learnt and experienced into a Christian working context. Her wide range of working skills, computing and international experience, means she can keep up with a wide range of tasks sent her way on a daily basis.
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.