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Meet our new National Director: Rosie Fyfe

It is NZCMS Trust Board’s privilege and pleasure to announce Rosie Fyfe as the New Zealand Church Missionary Society’s new National Director, taking up her appointment on July 22nd.

One of the most striking features of this appointment is that Rosie already embodies NZCMS’s missional DNA, having worked for five years in Egypt and understanding what it means to be a Mission Partner and to live cross-culturally.  While living in Cairo she was the Director of the Diocesan Partnership Office, responsible for building partnerships to support the ministries of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, a large diocese which includes eight countries. This involved her in the planning and implementation of health, education, theological, interfaith, and community development projects, as well as communicating what the Church was doing in Egypt.

Prior to becoming a NZCMS Mission Partner, Rosie graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with an honours degree in History and Statistics. Recruited as part of a graduate leadership development programme, she then worked for several years at Statistics New Zealand, including leading a project that developed New Zealand’s first official measures of sustainable development.

After completing her time in Egypt, Rosie continued her studies in the USA. She gained a Master’s degree in Church History and Theology at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, an evangelical seminary in the Anglican tradition that aims to form Christian leaders for mission. Founded by a CMS Australia missionary, Trinity continues to base its vision on the mission principles first expressed by John Venn in 1799 in England at the beginning of CMS’s history.

Rosie returned to New Zealand at the end of 2018, and took up a role in the Intercultural Communities project, a partnership between the Diocese of Wellington and NZCMS. She currently lives in the Community of the Transfiguration, a missional community with rhythms of prayer, hospitality, and outreach to Victoria University, connected to St Michael’s Anglican Church in Kelburn, Wellington.

Rosie seeks to be involved in mission wherever she is, and is passionate about the Church reaching out beyond its walls to show God’s love. Living in Egypt during two revolutions and the Arab Spring, she witnessed the way that the Church in Egypt continued to reach out in love and serve their neighbours even during challenging times. Over the years, Rosie has been involved in a number of community ministries in Wellington, including outreach to international students, community dinners in inner-city Wellington, and refugee resettlement. She has been actively involved in the life of St Michael’s through leading services, preaching and leading the global missions group. Rosie loves to get out into the great outdoors of New Zealand whenever she can.

Rosie’s life has been immersed in outreach and mission – she has lived and breathed it.  She brings gifts of communication, wide cultural understanding, strategic leadership and team management skills.  She has vision and theological depth, and we look forward to ways in which God will use her to grow His Kingdom in the coming months and years.  As she anticipates her new responsibilities, Rosie feels honoured to be part of the NZCMS story in Aotearoa New Zealand and is excited to serve NZCMS in this role.

We would value your prayers as Rosie prepares to take up this important role.

37 thoughts on “Meet our new National Director: Rosie Fyfe

  1. Congratulations Rosie, you are a witness that trusting the Lord to take charge leads to serving Him where it matters. During your time in Egypt your love for His children in Egypt was so apparent among all who came in contact with you. I remember my visits to the partnership office in Cairo and noticing the effect you had on your colleagues in their commitment to serve Him with joy. Your visit to the Egyptian Diocese Association (EDA) here in UK and speaking at the International Women day of Prayers at different venues had a great impact in reviving the association membership.
    Thank you Rosie for what you have accomplished then and I am confident that much more will happen. Alex and I pray for His blessing on all you do in His name with NZCMS in New Zealand and elsewhere.

  2. Dear Rosie – May Your partnership with the Holy Spirit lead you to be a catalyst for transformational change in how Mission is viewed and practiced by the Anglican community in NZ so it is an incarnational expression of everyone to everywhere in fulfilment of the Abrahamic covenant that all of his descendants will be a blessing to veryone everywhere!

  3. Congratulations, Rosie! May the Lord richly bless your leadership and ministry!

  4. Welcome, Rosie, to a great job with a great compzpany of supporters to walk alongside you. An old and unchanged gospel in a new and much changed world. Nga mihi. Brian and May.

  5. On behalf of the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders we give thanks to the Lord for your appointment, Rosie. May God bless your ministry and continue to grow our collaboration in His global mission.

  6. Congratulations. I know that you will continue the fine work of (Bp) Steve Maina. Sorry to see you move from Wellington again.

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