The CCCNZ Staff Team is based in Palmerston North, Waikato and Auckland.
Mark Grace serves as Ambassador for CCCNZ. As Ambassador, Mark spends his time building the CCCNZ 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 also serves part time on the pastoral team at Feilding Bible Chapel, where he worships with his wife Emma and their three children.
027 290 3600
Sheri Franklyn is PA to Mark Grace and also the Office Manager for the CCCNZ team. Sheri manages Mark's emails and appointments, along with being responsible for managing and building the CCCNZ database, managing the office, and liaising with churches. She has been married to Chris for 20 years and they have three children. She has lived in Palmerston North all her life, except for 3 years in Papua New Guinea (2007- Dec 2010), when Chris became the General Manager for Christian Books Melanesia and the family moved to join the team there. Sheri also worked as an administrator for Kingston Community Church, where she enjoyed getting to know the different challenges and needs of church administration.
021 211 8619
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.
027 354 4172
Delwyn Blondell is the Events Manager for CCCNZ. She is responsible for the smooth running of regional events to encourage the CCCNZ movement. She has a background in office administration in banking and newspaper advertising. She was a RNZAF photographer for eight years, and worked as a wedding photographer. Delwyn recently completed her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History with a minor in English through Massey University. She has begun work on her Masters. Delwyn is married with one son at High School. She belongs to the Feilding Bible Chapel. Her parents are part of the church in Christchurch, as were her grandparents.
021 063 6359
Ian Reid is our Scholarship Coordinator. Ian comes from working both in a local church and across the church with Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship (TSCF) where he has served as the Manawatu Regional Team Leader for the last eight years. Ian also serves as both a board member and lecturer at Emmaus Bible College in Palmerston North. Ian comes from an accountancy background has also lectured in Business studies at UCOL in Palmerston North. Ian is married to Erin and they have four young boys.
021 180 6135
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 oversees the prayer ministry of CCCNZ with two main objectives; developing and implementing a prayer strategy for the CCCNZ movement and secondly, to encourage and provide support to prayer intercessors in their local church context. Jackie and her husband Ken fellowship at Raleigh Street Christian Centre with their two daughters and foster children.
021 044 0245
Jeremy Suisted is the Coaching Coordinator for CCCNZ. In this role, Jeremy invests in coaches who share our passion for the gospel of Jesus and matches them with churches to train leaders and share their valuable experience and skills. Jeremy has a background in Christian leadership and innovation consulting. He has worked as a Pastoral Leader amongst youth and young adults with a large team of leaders. He has also worked with Fisher & Paykel, Ballance, Auckland City Council and others to coach their leaders and develop strategies. He has been an active preacher for 15 years, and continues to be active in discipling and serving at Raleigh Street Christian Centre, along with his wife Lydia.
027 308 8507
Dave is the Church Planting Enabler for CCCNZ. He is seconded from Multiply, a church planting network, where he serves as a director and general manager. Dave works amongst CCCNZ churches to assess, assist, resource, coach and train church planters and churches wanting to plant churches. He has been a part of planting churches both as a volunteer and as pastoral staff, seeing first-hand how God grows the gospel through new works starting. Dave, his wife Rachael, and their kids are based in Auckland and love being part of a church that since being planted in 2012 has had a heart to reach people with the gospel and plant more churches that do the same.
021 585 212
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. Sophia and her husband Andrew recently returned to New Zealand for gospel ministry after spending three years studying theology in Sydney.
021 089 25984
Murray is a Youth Enabler with CCCNZ. Murray has over 35 years experience in youth ministry, including serving as a youth pastor (which he still currently does), 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, has acted as a youth ministry consultant for churches and has been a supervisor/mentor to many youth pastors.
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.
022 439 2507
Regional enablers are elders and pastors who commit 2-6 hours a week to be regularly drawing elders and leaders together from across a specific region.
As pastors and elders from the regions meet together, eat together and pray together, we hope that relationships will deepen and mutual support will increase. It's our hope that out of deepening relationships, joint initiatives and projects will develop to further the growth of the gospel. CCCNZ Regional Enablers seek to support and serve these.
Is the Regional Enabler for the Southland region. David is currently the Chairperson of the Elders at Rosedale Bible Chapel in Invercargill. David has a passion for seeing the gospel flourish through the churches working together in Southland.
027 439 5166
Lawson Scott is the Regional Enabler for the Canterbury Region. Lawson is married to Lee-Ann and they have four adult children. He is the Chairperson of the Elders at Rutland Street Church in Christchurch. He has a passion to see Rutland Street Church be a welcoming community for those that are seeking God and being a fellowship that encourages discipleship with strong conviction. Outside of responsibilities in the life of the church, Lawson is involved in Corporate Banking.
029 630 0980
Kerry is the Regional Enabler for the Manawatu Region. Kerry is married to Aliza and together they have three fantastic kids. Kerry is an Elder and Discipleship Pastor at Kingston Community Church. Kerry recently moved from a career as a school principal into a wider role with his church family.
022 439 2507
Andrew is married to Megan and is the Regional Enabler for the Whangarei and Northland Regions. After sensing a call to Pastoral Ministry, Andrew concluded his work in the legal profession and trained at Carey College. He is now the Pastor at Clark Road in Whangarei.
027 281 3514
Auckland Partnership of Assemblies
CCCNZ is accountable to it's Linked-In churches and support ministries through the trust board.
The board is made up of six representatives from local churches and up to five from support ministries. The Board can appoint one independent member.
All trustee elections and appointments are for three years, with re-election or re-appointment allowed, but there is a term limit of 3 consecutive terms.
The CCCNZ Board acts to serve Linked-In churches in making policy, initiating projects, and fulfilling CCCNZ's legal responsibilities, as detailed in the trust deed. The board is also responsible for employing staff to help serve these churches and fulfill CCCNZ's vision.
Gordon Fountain (Chair)
Gordon is married to Joy and together they have three young adult children, living in Auckland. Gordon is a Chartered Accountant, Chair of Pathways College, and a Director of Trinity Lands Limited. 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 structures, as our God brings growth. Gordon is the Co-Chair of the CCCNZ Trust Board.
Shannon is passionate about building capacity and better engagement through the power and principles of the gospel - starting within the youth & their families within Tāmaki in 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, in which she lives. 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
Ane Ponifasio is second generation in our Movement, her parents Pastors Ene and Lilia Sagala were part of pioneering and establishing the Samoan Brethren Churches which are now spread and grown to over 40 churches across Samoa, New Zealand and Australia.
Ane is mum to four children, married to Lui for 25 years, and sharing the roles of senior pastors of LifeChurch Manurewa for 16 years. “I serve in a variety of church leadership roles ranging from Mentoring & Empowering leaders, Filling in Ministry gaps, Directing Small groups, Pastoral Care, Administration, Coordinating Interns, and Preaching etc”. Ane is also self-employed as Managing Director of Samoa Multimedia Group Ltd in Auckland for 20 years (SMG operates Radio Samoa, Samoa Times Newspaper and MoanaTV; reaching and connecting Samoan communities globally).
Rick Iles 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.
Debbie Bosse has been employed at Northcross Community Church since 2004, previously teaching for 22 years. As the current Director of Church Ministries, Debbie serves those she leads, coaches, grows and works alongside.
These roles particularly included farmer co-operatives which aim to improve the lives of farmers and the nation. He also serves on several Christian charitable trusts whose purpose is to help those who offer others the hope of a new life in serving Jesus Christ.
Stuart has sought to exhibit biblical leadership values and stewardship principles as a Christian in secular life. He has adopted 2 Tim 2:15, "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman/steward/leader who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth".
Stuart chairs the eldership at a small rural church, (established in 1902) at Manawaru in the Eastern Waikato.
His wife Beth also serves in para-church leadership and they have two adult sons with ministry qualifications, and six grandchildren. They all enjoy the great outdoors.
Murray Frost is currently an Elder at Rutland Street Christchurch, Trustee and former Chair of Lakeland Park Christian camp in Queenstown and a Local representative for Stewards in the Canterbury area.
After attending Bible School in Auckland, Murray returned to Invercargill where he was a Bible Class Leader, and Youth Leader responsible for youth programmes including many youth camps. He joined Elders at a young age and soon became Chair. He gained pastoral experience officiating at weddings and funerals and engaged in a supporting role in the early years of the development of Lakeland Park before becoming Chair for an extended period.
On relocating to Christchurch in 2002 he continued as Chair at Lakeland and joined Elders in 2003. He provided leadership in Operations, Renovations, and Chair. During this period he joined Stewards as a local representative and soon became immersed in all the property issues associated with many church buildings in Canterbury.
Murray is Charted Professional Engineer and is currently a Senior Principal in Jacobs. He has held many management positions throughout the company, 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 has two married children.
His vision is that CCCNZ will be the catalyst that unites significant Christian communities to ensure training, growth and development in our local churches throughout New Zealand.
He also gave them the power of choice which, tragically, they used to disobey Him, and in so doing passed on their fallen nature to all humanity.
The Church functions as a body. God, by his Spirit, gives gifts which equip every member to contribute to the church's ministry, and, for the church to be healthy, every member must be playing his or her part. All believers are priests, with access to God in prayer and worship solely on the ground of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, God's Son. The typical pattern of church government, presented by the New Testament, is that of oversight by a group of elders. This provides the pattern for church leadership in our own day. The Lord Jesus Christ has asked his disciples to remember him regularly in the celebration of the Lord's Supper (or Communion). This is a focus of the shared spiritual life of the Church, and expresses the unity of believers in Jesus Christ. Baptism by immersion in water is a symbolic act in which believers publicly declare their commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ.