Our leaders and enablers of Presbyterian New Church (PNC)
Pastoral Care Leader
Bev enables and coordinates a committed and compassionate team of people who care for those who are particularly frail and/or vulnerable in our community - particularly those who are elderly, living alone or with ill health. Now 'retired', Bev comes with tremendous experience in hospice work and nursing.
Children & Family Team Leader
Pam brings together decades of experience in teaching with a passion for seeing children thrive in their families and their faith. Pam leads and enables a broad portfolio; from faith-formation and development of children and families, inter-generational worship, fellowship, and sharing God's good news for all young families in Palmerston North.
Children & Family Community Enabler
Rachel comes with a wealth of education and experience in working alongside some of the most vulnerable families in Palmerston North and beyond. Rachel provides counselling and coaching to children, as well as providing classroom-training on topics such as resilience and well-being. Rachel is gifted with zeal, mixed with a sharp intellect, for sharing God's kingdom.
Carolyn has been leading the playgroups at Lighthouse (from the church's facilities at Terrace End/Roslyn) for a few years now. Carolyn comes with bucket loads of care, compassion and love for all people she comes into contact with. There is nothing too small or large that Carolyn won't help or enable for someone else.
Susan is one of the newest members of PNC, joining in September 2019. Susan comes with a passion for mission, missional leadership-development, and enabling God's church to be faithful to what God's calls her to be and do. Susan works closely with the parish clerks and parish council, as well as working with the leaders and staff outlined in this page.
Rosanne's enriches God's kingdom and church with her passion for teaching and music. Rosanne gives freely of her time and talents in teaching adult students all kinds of musical instruments; cellos, guitars, ukeleles, clarinets, pianos or violins! Rosanne works closely with Susan and Judy in reviewing and enabling the overall well-being of the church's response to God's mission, along with the parish council.
Judy comes with bucket loads of common sense, dry wit, and lots of drive and energy. Judy has decades of experience in nursing and training/teaching nursing. Judy provides one-on-one care for some of our older and frailer folk in our communities. Judy works closely with Susan and Rosanne and the parish council.
Treasurer & convenor of Finance
Tim is a member of the parish council, plays the ukulele and saxophone, and recently took up the position of treasurer for PNC! Tim works closely with Marie, our parish administrator, on making sure the finances of PNC are faithfully and carefully applied to enable God's mission.