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The CCCNZ Trust Board was established in 2016 and consists of up to six elected members as well as six appointed members from among our churches. The CCCNZ Trust Board prayerfully governs the direction of CCCNZ, working together to reach New Zealand for Jesus Christ.

Gordon Fountain (Chair)

Gordon chairs the CCCNZ Trust Board, and with his wife Joy attends Eden Community Church in Auckland. Gordon is a Chartered Accountant, and leads a family office business support team. He is a director of Trinity Lands Limited, and member of Lichfield Lands Inc, and former chair and trustee of Pathways College. Since his earliest times of involvement with service ministries, Gordon has been keen to see a resource centre established, so that our churches and ministries flourish, developing good systems and support network structures, as our God brings growth.

Shannon Samuels

Shannon is passionate about building capacity and better engagement through the power and principles of the gospel--starting within the youth and their families within Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland). She is currently employed part time at Tāmaki Community Church, and also actively involved within this missional church, the local school and the greater community. She's also involved with the annual life-changing youth camp event, HM Rage at Totara Springs in Matamata. Shannon is married to Anthony, and together they have four world-changing sons. “But by the grace of God, I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect...” 1 Corinthians 15:10

Bruce Stormer

Bruce lives in Whitby, Wellington. He and his wife Ruth attend The Anchor Church, where Bruce is an Elder. Bruce is a Chartered Accountant and has had a long interest in missions. His passion for mission was encouraged by his parents, and Bruce now seeks to do the same for his children and for his local church. He has taken his eldest child to Brazil to visit mission partners and wants to do the same for the rest of his children.

Ane Ponifasio

Ane Ponifasio (QSM), and husband Lui, are Senior Pastors of LifeChurch in Auckland. A church planted in the 80s by her parents, the late Ene Sagala and Lilia, who were pioneers in encouraging and planting of Samoan Brethren Churches across Samoa, New Zealand, and Australia.

Ane and Lui have four children, and are business owners in the media industry. She is passionate about kingdom purposes, serving vision, empowering people, supporting church leaders, and seeing churches and the body of Christ mobilised for missions and discipleship growth.


Rick was commissioned into mission work in 1990 where he continues to serve the global church through a NPO which trains business leaders through consulting and coaching opportunities. Rick is based in New Zealand and is involved at Tāmaki Community Church.

Richard Goodwin

Richard Goodwin is Academic Director of Teaching & Learning at Pathways College, where he started teaching in 2014. He is currently also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary in Los Angeles. He earned a PhD in Theology (Otago) and an MA in Theology (Fuller). Prior to theological study, Richard served as a youth pastor for seven years at Raleigh Street Christian Centre in Cambridge, where he continues to attend with his family.


Gillian has attended her local community church with her family since 2003 and is actively involved in the local community. She is passionate about encouraging people, especially youth, and seeing them grow and develop in their faith, life, and leadership. Together with her husband and a group of awesome young leaders, including their daughter, they run the Youth. Gillian and family have spent time overseas in Kenya on and off since 2009 and have a continuing connection with a church community in the Rift Valley. Gillian is a member of Lichfield Lands Inc. that serves the CCCNZ family of churches. 

Graham Fletcher

Graham lives in Invercargill with his wife Diane Fletcher and attends Rosedale Bible Chapel where he is an elder. He is a retired chartered accountant and Diane is a retired Assistant Secondary School Principal. They have a family of four adult children, and six grandchildren. Graham and Diane have a passion to make a difference through building loving relationships.

Alan Aitken

Alan is a self-employed management consultant for churches and community ministries. Over the last 16 years he has led, built, or advised churches and organisations doing youth work, early childhood education, social work, counselling, after school care, mental health, secondary education, housing, and other social services. Prior to that he spent 16 years on staff at Riccarton Community Church serving in a range of roles from youth pastor to pastor.

He is married to Nicki and they with their three adult children are all part of Riccarton Community Church. Currently he is part of the elder’s team of Riccarton Community Church, the board of 24-7 YouthWork Trust which supports a national network of 175 youth workers in 87 schools and is board chair of the Gloriavale Leaver’s Support Trust which provides help and advocacy for people escaping that community. 

Murray Frost

Murray Frost is currently an elder at Rutland Street Church in Christchurch, a trustee and the former Chair of Lakeland Park Christian Camp in Queenstown, and Chair of Stewards' Trust and Stewards Foundation. Murray has many years of leadership, pastoral, and eldership experience in churches within the movement in Invercargill and Canterbury. As a consulting engineer Murray has held many management positions, including a range of regional and national roles. At the same time he has been a Director on over 20 Companies and currently is on three boards. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors. Murray is married to Christine and they have two married children.

Chris Broadbent

Chris Broadbent is a HR leader and professional with expertise in employment and industrial relations, people strategy, change management, and organisational design and development.

Chris has an interest in governance, and in seeing it done well in Christian church and parachurch organisations. He is currently chair of Tandem Ministries, and chair of the Word of Life NZ trust. He has also previously held governance positions with Willow Park Christian Camp, and the Auckland Partnership of Assemblies executive. Chris and his wife Tina have been married for 21 years and are raising their four children on a small farm near Wellsford. They fellowship at Northcross Church.


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