CCCNZ STAFF TEAM

The CCCNZ Staff Team seeks to support and develop local, regional, and national teams of people who are serving in CCCNZ and Open Brethren heritage churches.

The CCCNZ Staff Team is a remote team, with full-time and part-time staff based in Auckland, Waikato, Hawke's Bay, and Manawatū. The Staff Team is directed by the CCCNZ Trust Board and led by the Ambassador. 

Mark Grace

Mark Grace serves as Ambassador for CCCNZ. As Ambassador, Mark spends his time working with the CCCNZ staff team and encouraging the wider movement to continue to have confidence in the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. Mark comes to the role from a background in Pastoral Ministry; 15 years in Student Ministry; strategic roles in the Mission, Aid and Development sector in New Zealand. Mark attends Feilding Bible Chapel with his wife Emma and their three children. 

markgrace@cccnz.nz
027 290 3600
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm

Danielle Diprose

As CCCNZ National Administrator, Danielle focuses on providing genuine resources, services, and support to our churches and support ministries. This includes building a library of up-to-date resources on Remuneration, Employment, Privacy, Child Protection, Charities Compliance, Financial Reporting and Health and Safety. Danielle comes from a chartered accountancy background and is experienced in serving churches, trusts and organisations within our movement.

daniellediprose@cccnz.nz
027 354 4172
Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 7-3

Jackie Millar

Jackie is the Prayer Coordinator for CCCNZ. She has a passion for prayer and has been involved in various prayer ministries, in various church settings, for many years. In this role, Jackie encourages the prayer ministry among our movement by supporting prayer intercessors in their local church context, and working alongside people and churches who are keen to grow prayer ministries. Jackie and her husband Ken fellowship at Raleigh Street Christian Centre with their two daughters and foster children.

jackiemillar@cccnz.nz
021 044 0245
Hours: 2 days per week

Kerry Rickard

Kerry is Discipleship Pastor at Kingston Community Church where he serves with his wife, Aliza, and their family. In a previous season of life he was involved in primary education as a teacher and then principal. Kerry has a deep passion to see strong and gifted people released into leadership roles within our churches as they are equipped and discipled by spiritual shepherds. Kerry has been released one day a week to invest in the development of the PastorLink National Leadership Team and its implementation of the vision of sustaining ministry.

kerryrickard@cccnz.nz 
022 439 2507
Hours: 2 days per week

Richard Fountain

As Auckland Enabler, Richard works among CCCNZ and Open Brethren heritage churches to grow connections across greater Auckland. Richard is passionate about helping churches and service providers to work together to grow leaders for church flourishing, revitalisation, and planting.

Richard has served as Senior Pastor in an inner city Auckland church, and as a theological consultant, and has taught the Bible and ministry related subjects within Aotearoa, New Zealand and overseas since 2007. His overseas ministry has included The Sudan, Vietnam and, more recently, Nepal. Richard and his wife, Karen, attend Wiremu Street Bible Chapel, and make their home in Mangere, Auckland.

richardfountain@cccnz.nz
027 270 1634
Hours: Mon - Fri 8am-5pm

Rob Morton

Rob Morton is our Training and Scholarship Coordinator. Rob has been involved in pastoral ministry for the last 10 years. He is passionate about training others for ministry and runs “Practical Bible Training” - church based training courses for everyday Christians and leaders. Rob is part of a recent church plant in Hastings, Heretaunga Community Church. Before studying for ministry, Rob worked in commercial radio. Rob is married to Adelle and they have four children. 

robmorton@cccnz.nz
027 758 7733
Hours: 3.5 days per week

Lui Ponifasio

Lui is the Auckland Mission Enabler. Lui is also Senior Pastor of LifeChurch in Manurewa, the chair of Christian Community Churches International and was a founding board member of CCCNZ. Lui is married to Ane and they have four children. Together, Lui and Ane have been involved in leading and developing churches in New Zealand, the Pacific and further afield. Lui brings a wealth of experience in ministering cross-culturally, pastoring diverse congregations, church planting and evangelistic preaching and teaching. Lui will be working part-time with our team to help build and mobilise a team in the Auckland region, using his gifts to inspire and communicate across a diverse group of churches. 

luiponifasio@cccnz.nz
Hours: 1 day per week

Murray Brown

Murray is a Youth Enabler with CCCNZ where he works alongside the National Youth Team supporting youth ministries in our movement's churches. He has over 35 years experience in youth ministry, including serving as a youth pastor, denominational leadership (national and regional) and 12 years lecturing in youth ministry at Carey Baptist College. He has taught widely both in NZ and overseas, and has acted as a youth ministry consultant for churches and has been a supervisor/mentor to many youth pastors.

murraybrown@cccnz.nz
027 841 5321
Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, 9-5

Julie McKinnon

Julie McKinnon is the Children and Family Ministries Enabler for CCCNZ. She is passionate about kids and growing their faith in Jesus. Recognising the key role parents play in this, Julie is committed to encourage those relationships and to partner with and support local churches to see their Children and Family Ministries grow and flourish. Julie is married to Jason, they have four daughters and are based in Hamilton where they attend Hillcrest Chapel.

juliemckinnon@cccnz.nz
021 158 3668
Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 8-4.30

Sharron Taunton

Sharron serves CCCNZ as Mark Grace's PA. Sharron comes from a background in medical administration, with experience in events and project administration. Sharron is married to Leiden and they have three children, and are based in Palmerston North where they attend Life Church.

sharrontaunton@cccnz.nz
Office line: 027 257 1931
Hours: Mon - Thurs 9am - 5pm

Hannah Munro

Hannah Munro is our Events and Promotions Manager. Hannah has a varied background working in radio broadcasting and youth work, and has a passion for learning with qualifications in radio, Christian ministry/leadership and psychology. She is passionate about logistics, problem solving and serving the church community in New Zealand. Hannah runs and organises CCCNZ events, as well as event marketing and social media.

hannahmunro@cccnz.nz
027 298 7880
Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 9-5

Sophia Sinclair

Sophia Sinclair is the CCCNZ Communications Manager. She is responsible for making the publications, website and printed material look and sound great. Sophia's background is in journalism, English literature and theatre, with a special focus working with Christian non-profits.

sophiasinclair@cccnz.nz
020 4125 8385
Hours: 19 hours per week

 

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