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Anglican Centre Staff

There are different divisions within the Anglican Centre as follows:


  • Bishops' Office
  • Diocesan Administration and Finance Personnel 
  • Diocesan Mission and Ministry Personnel 

Bishops' Office

Bishop: Right Reverend Justin Duckworth                

Telephone: 04 471 8597

Assistant Bishop: Right Reverend Dr Eleanor Sanderson 

Telephone: 04 471 8597

Executive Assistant to the Bishops: Rebecca Apperley 

The Bishops' Executive Assistant maintains the Bishops' diaries and manages the administration of the Bishops' office and ensures that all matters pertaining to that Episcopal office are attended to in an efficient and timely way.

Telephone: 04 471 8597


Parish Leader Personal Review Coordinator: Reverend Jenny Dawson

The Parish Leader Personal Review Coordinator oversees the process of clergy reviews to encourage personal and ministerial development, and also the review of churches, via the cluster structure, to assist the development of healthy teams and churches. 

Telephone: 027 233 1032


Director of Ordinands:
Reverend John Hughes 

The Director of Ordinands oversees our Diocesan ordination discernment process.  On the recommendation of their vicar, he meets with potential candidates for ordination and introduces them to the process, which culminates in an annual selection weekend for candidates and their spouses.  He works on behalf of the Bishop and reports to the Archdeacon for Mission and Ministry.  John works for half a day a week in this role; his fulltime position is as Vicar in the Parish of Eastbourne.  He is assisted by a volunteer administrator.

Telephone: 027 499 4792


Bishop's Community Trust: Keryn Martin 

Telephone: 021 155 9013


Diocesan Administration and Finance Personnel

Diocesan Manager and Diocesan Trust Manager:
Nick Young

The Diocesan Manager is responsible for the staffing and administration of the Anglican Centre, oversight of the Finance, Trust and Property Managers' portfolios.  The Diocesan Manager is responsible for the annual Diocesan Synod as well as providing support and guidance to committees, parishes, mission units and clergy in the Diocese.

The Trust Manager acts as Secretary to the Diocesan Board of Trustees and its Investment subcommittee, and of the Diocesan Audit Committee and is responsible for implementing the decisions of the Board of Trustees and administering trust money available for investment. The Trust Manager also handles enquiries on matters relating to any trust administered by the Diocese.

Telephone: 04 471 8595



Office Manager, PA to Diocesan Manager and HR Coordinator: Karen Stewart

The Diocesan Office Manager, Diocesan Manager's Personal Assistant and HR Coordinator ensures the smooth running of the administration of the Diocese, and maintains and manages the main office and reception at the Anglican Centre. This office provides secretarial support to the major committees of the Diocese, and prepares and publishes the information and reports that ensure the smooth and efficient running of Synod and the wider life of the Diocese.  She oversees the HR process for clergy and lay appointments, resignations and retirements.    

Telephone: 04 472 1057  

Karen Stewart

Office Assistant: Katrina King 

The Office Assistant assists the Office Manager in ensuring the smooth running of the administration of the Diocese, the main office and reception at the Anglican Centre.  She is in charge of providing resources such as candles, wafers and books to parishes and mission units.

Telephone: 04 472 1057


Finance Manager: 
Susanne Brantley BCA 

The Finance Manager is responsible to the Diocesan Manager for the administration of the finance department which is to maintain an accurate and up to date record of all financial transactions relating to the ongoing life and ministry of the diocese and its associated trust boards. The Finance Manager is also responsible for the payroll for all the clergy and other personnel in the Diocese.

Telephone: 04 471 8583

Finance Assistant: Persis Pacifique 

The Finance Assistant is responsible to the Finance Manager and have a vital role in maintaining accurate records of all financial transactions relating to the ongoing life and ministry of the diocese and its associated trust boards. 

Telephone: 04 471 8583

Payroll Officer: Paul Carey

The Payroll Officer ensures the payroll of the Diocese is managed in a timely and efficient manner. As this is a part time role, all email queries will receive a reply stating when Paul is next in the office. 

Telephone: 04 472 1057 


Diocesan Property Manager: Rob Moonlight

The Property Manager is responsible to the Diocesan Manager for property and insurance matters throughout the diocese.  He manages and supervises the maintenance, repair and insurance of diocesan properties and his office not only provides timely advice to all parishes and mission units in relation to building projects, but is also required to approve them before they are able to receive the appropriate diocesan consent or a faculty to proceed.

The Property Manager is also responsible for implementing the decisions of the Insurance Board.

Telephone: 021 778 896


Communications Advisor: Duncan Brown 

Telephone: 04 472 1057


Diocesan Mission and Ministry Personnel

Archdeacon for Mission and Ministry: Archdeacon Gendy Thomson 

Telephone: 04 471 8596


Assistant to Archdeacon for Mission and Ministry: Paul Carey

Telephone: 04 472 1057

Advocacy Enabler: Kate Day 

Telephone: 04 472 1057

Post Ordination Training: Reverend Martin and Reverend Alison Robinson 

Telephone: 04 567 3068


Spiral Network (Pioneer Development Network)
: Jenny Duckworth, Reverend Mark Johnson and Reverend Amber Leonard Schoss

The Spiral Network (Pioneer Development Network) offers support, training, development and accountability for groups working to do church in new ways.   

Telephone: 04 472 1057
Email: (Jenny), (Mark) and (Amber)
Regional Diploma of Anglican Studies and Dean of College of Preachers: Reverend Dr Joe McGarry 

Telephone: 022 412 7601

Ethnic Communities Enabler: Rev Ana Fletcher


Diocesan Children and Family Ministry Enabler: Colette Stevens 

Telephone:  04 471 8581


Children and Family Team Administrator
: Natalie Moreno

The Diocesan Children and Family Team is passionate about making, growing and enabling disciples from birth onward, both within the family unit and beyond. We exist to resource and enable those ministering to children, parents and families on behalf of an Anglican parish or mission unit in the diocese.  Natalie keeps things running smoothly, managing the library, website and databases and responding to general enquires.  She is in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  

Telephone: 04 472 1057



Diocesan Intermediate Ministry Coordinator: Chris Casey

Telephone: 027 472 1057

Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinators: Luke and Amilie Paynter 

Supporting youth has always been a top priority in the Diocese.  The Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinators' ministry is to enable young people in the Diocese to develop an environment where young people can develop a meaningful relationship with God and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.  To this end Luke and Amilie seek to create, build and develop sustainable ministry to young people throughout the Diocese.  One way this is done is by recruiting appropriate people as youth workers.  They also provides appropriate support, leadership development and training.

Telephone: 022 158 1599 (Luke) and 022 642 6144 (Amilie)

Wairarapa Youth Coordinator: Alan Maxwell 

Alan runs two youth groups in the South Wairarapa Parish, and coordinates others throughout the Wairarapa.  He sits on the Youth Education Training and Employment Board and the Wairarapa Youth Focus Network.  

Telephone: 026 809 2615

Hutt Youth Coordinator: Andy Spence 

Telephone: 021 222 6474


Diocesan Young Adult Enabler: Reverend Scott Reeve

The Diocesan Young Adult Enabler's role is to connect young adults into opportunities to live out their faith actively in their community. 

Telephone: 027 249 2627


Updated October 2018



No reira waiho ko te aroha o Te Matua Kaha Rawa hei korowai mou.
May the love of Almighty God enfold you!