A retreat for all full and part-time paid pastoral staff and their spouses from Open Brethren heritage/CCCNZ churches.

PastorLINK Retreat is about pastors supporting pastors. We welcome you and your spouse to join us for a timely break from the reality of ministry to recharge, network and be spiritually encouraged. This is our national CCCNZ PastorLINK Retreat, if you're in the South Island, contact Kerry to find out about how we can help subsidise the costs of your travel and attendance.


Darryl Purdy

Darryl is a part of Crossroads Church in Palmerston North where he has regularly taught for the past 20 years as part of the teaching team. Darryl is married to Penny who was involved in the Crossroads music ministry for over 17 years. Darryl and Penny recently celebrated their thirtieth wedding anniversary. They have three adult children located in Melbourne and Hamilton. 

Over his Christian life Darryl has been a bi-vocational pastor, an elder, a discipleship ministry leader, Sunday morning worship service coordinator, and taught church leadership seminars as part of Living Stones. Darryl has a ministry speaking at various churches in the lower North Island and has served these churches since 2011. Darryl and Penny have been part of the same small group since 2002 where Darryl arranges and provides the teaching. 

Darryl’s passion is to make a difference in the quality of people’s lives by helping them understand and practically apply the Word of God. 

Darryl and Penny live in Waikanae and Darryl works in Wellington as a Deputy Chief Executive – Finance. He has a Bible College Diploma from the USA, a Bachelor in Business Studies from Massey University and is a Chartered Accountant.

'You find others who are dealing with similar type things that you're working through. It's really encouraging to be able to talk through those things.' 

- 2021 PastorLINK Retreat Attendee


2 - 5 August 2022

5:30 pm 2 August - 1:30 pm 5 August


MiCamp Taupō
100 Rawhira Road
Lake Taupō

If you live in the South Island and would like to attend, a travel subsidy available for you to travel up for the North Island event.
Please get in contact with Kerry Rickard if you need access to this subsidy: kerryrickard@cccnz.nz 022 439 2507

'It’s a place where you do life together. We’re all at different stages and we’re all going through the same scenarios at different times so we can support and encourage one another.'

- 2018 PastorLINK Retreat Attendee


$230.00 pp

includes accommodation and meals.
Under 3y/o are free.

Registrations close 17 July
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If finances are a barrier to attending, please contact:
PastorLINK Enabler
Kerry Rickard
022 439 2507

We suggest registering your group all at once so your church receives one invoice. If you need to add more people to your group, you will need to do a second registration. We cannot add them to the original invoice. 


Accommodation: Couples and families will be allocated a room together. Where possible, singles will be given their own room but may have to share should the numbers mean we have to. 

Children: We know it is hard to find care for pre-school aged children so if you need to, you are welcome to bring children under the age of 3 along to PastorLINK Retreat free of charge. However, there is no children's care or program during the retreat. 


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