The Young Persons Office supports parishes as they seek to meet the needs of children and youth through to young adults.
Promoting ministry amongst children
is given a top priority in the Diocese. To this end, the role of Children's Ministry Coordinator has been established in the Diocese to resource, educate, support, and nurture people in parishes and ministry units whose ministry is with children and families.
has always been a top priority in the Diocese. The prime role of the Diocesan Youth Coordinator and Youth Ministry Office staff is to create an environment where young people can develop a meaningful relationship with God and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.
The Order of St Stephen (OSS) is a religious order, a Mission Order, for young adults aged approximately 16 to 25 years, who practise a Rule of Life.
Young Persons Office Staff
Archdeacon for Young People: Archdeacon Gendy Thompson
The Archdeacon for Young People's role is to support, advocate and encourage the ministry and voice of Young People in the Diocese of Wellington. Young people is defined as including children, youth, young adults and their families. As Archdeacon, Gendy assists, advises and acts on behalf the Bishop of Wellington within the area of young people.
Gendy also leads the Diocesan Children and Family team, who's aim is to resource, impart knowledge, enable and empower those working with children, parents and families, ensuring the provision of good, safe practice in ministry.
(04) 471 8586
Diocesan Youth Coordinator: Mr Chris Casey
Supporting youth has always been a top priority in the Diocese. The Diocesan Youth Coordinator's ministry is to enable young people in the Anglican Diocese of Wellington to develop an environment where young people can develop a meaningful relationship with God and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. To this end the YMO seeks 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. The YMO also provides appropriate support, leadership
development and training.
Chris Casey (04) 471 8589 or 027 472 1057
Diocesan Children and Family Team Administrator: Ms. 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 mission unit in the Wellington Diocese. Natalie is the hub of the office, keeping things running smoothly, managing the library, and databases and responding to general enquires.
Natalie Moreno (04) 471 8588