As Chairperson of NZCMS I am writing to you as NZCMS supporters to inform you that this morning it was announced that our National Director, Steve Maina, has been named Bishop-Elect of the Anglican Diocese of Nelson.
I know you will join me in congratulating Steve on this appointment and we wish him and Watiri every blessing as they take up new responsibilities and ministries in Nelson. We also wish to thank God for the immense contribution Steve has made to the life of NZCMS for more than ten years. It is expected that his ordination as a bishop will take place later this year at a time to be determined.
Please pray for us all as the first steps are taken to search for a new National Director, and especially for Steve and the Nelson Diocese in this period of transition.
Paul Cooper, Chairperson NZCMS
Please follow the link below for an interview with Steve about this new transition.