Rosie’s term as National Director of NZCMS began in 2019. Previously, she served as an NZCMS Mission Partner in Egypt for five years before completing a Master’s degree in Church History and Theology at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. She currently lives in Christchurch.
Bruce partners with Carolyn to look after our Mission Partners. Together they support, equip and encourage our people serving overseas. Bruce pastored at a Baptist church for ten years before he and his wife served with the New Zealand Baptist Missionary Society in south asia for seven years. They then returned to New Zealand to pastor again for another seven years before God opened the door for Bruce to join our team.
Carolyn sees the Personnel Manager role as supporting our Mission Partners to thrive overseas and back in New Zealand, through encouraging a holistic, authentic, and God empowered approach to mission and life. Her own life in missions began in her early twenties with a short-term placement in Thailand, and eventually led to her and her husband spending twenty-eight wonderful years serving in the Middle East. She has two married daughters and their families who live in Christchurch and she feels very blessed live so close by to them now, after so many years apart.
Intercultural Communities Enabler
A little under six years ago, Alice and her family moved from Nairobi, Kenya to the lovely city of Whanganui, NZ with her husband Kinyua Kathuri and her children Kara and Kega. They now live in sunny Nelson where Alice’s husband is the Vicar at St. Stephens Community Church, Tahunanui.
Jairus is responsible for NZCMS Communications. Having lived in Papua New Guinea as a toddler, and in Cambodia as a teenager, Jairus has had many experiences living in global missions. Before joining NZCMS in 2017, he was a youth worker for 8 years and received a Bachelor of Ministries from Laidlaw Bible College. He is married to Jasmine and helps to lead the young adults’ ministry at their church.
Yvonne works for CMS part time, managing the financial side of things. She has prior commercial finance experience and has also worked in various missional roles for her church. Yvonne is passionate about people connecting with God through scripture and loves to hear about how God is working among people both locally and internationally. She lives in Christchurch with her husband Mark.
Youth Missions Enabler
Cassie is our Youth Missions Enabler. With many years involved in youth work and cross-cultural experience, Cassie is aptly placed with us to inspire, equip and empower New Zealand young people to engage in Missions.
Paula comes from a corporate background and is based in the Christchurch office. She looks after the incoming donations, builds partnerships with churches (called Link Churches) who support our Mission Partners in their ministry and assist with various administrative duties.
The Board of NZCMS
The Right Rev.
Richard Ellena (President)
Graeme Mitchell (Chair)
Joanna Frampton (Deputy Chair)
Rev. Rangi Nicholson
Rev. Claude Fong Toy