Our leaders and enablers of Presbyterian New Church (PNC)
Bev Quinn
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.

Megan Hunt
Pastoral Care Coordinator

Megan works in Bev's team as a part-time staff member.  Megan is trained in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and has a particular passion in providing pastoral care for the elderly in our communities.  Megan also works as a part-time chaplain and nurse.

Alison Soper & Mary McIntyre
Togetherness & Small Group Leaders

Alison and Mary have years of experience in attending and facilitating small groups.  Both women have a passion for faith formation and development, and seeing people connected into authentic and loving faith-family units.

Kaye Castell
Corporate Prayer Enabler

Kaye comes with a passion and thirst for undergirding all the work of the church in prayer!  Vonette Pearce also works with Kaye in facilitating prayer through an email-based prayer chain that includes God's people from all over God's world!

Geoff Watson
Community Care & Transformation

Geoff leads and enables a team of people who work primarily in the community; fostering and sharing God's love and good news.  Geoff has a passion and extraordinary gift for teaching, is a member of the parish council and preaches occasionally.

Roy Tankersley
Director of Music

There would be few people in New Zealand and around the world who wouldn't be acquainted with Roy's talents and gifts in music - especially in organ playing, composition, teaching and training.  Roy also possesses gifts and talents for liturgy and poetry.  Roy leads a multi-generational choir at PNC, and manages concerts that share God's gifts of creativity and mastery of music.

Anne Bennett
Kumbayah Chaplain

Anne comes with a wealth of experience and training as a minister and working alongside people with severe intellectual and physical disabilities.  Anne visits people in residential care facilities or their own homes sharing God's love and good news.

Pam Fawcett
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.

Rachel Andersen
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 Bottcher
Playgroup Facilitator

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.  

John Lee
Associate Minister, Korean Congregation

John has a zeal for God's good news!  Ordained in South Korea, John leads a committed community and church family of Koreans living and working in Palmerston North, as well as visiting and supporting a Korean church in Whanganui. 

Susan Blaikie
Minister

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 Churchouse
Parish Clerk

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 Seccombe
Parish Clerk

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. 

Tim Burgess
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.  

Heather Tate
Meeting Point Leader

Heather, with the help of her team, coordinates a gathering of people who meet up regularly to chat, share crafts and stories, enjoy friendship and love.  

Jamie Churchouse
Technical Enabler

We'd be lost without people who can work magic with technology!  Jamie coordinates recordings of our retreats, events and services.  He also helps people get connected online by recycling unwanted or older tablets, phones or laptops, and helping people get connected.

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Presbyterian New Church is created from the amalgamation of St Mark's & St Andrew's, and St David's Presbyterian Churches in Palmerston North.  

Contact Us

 

​Telephone : 06 358 0884

Email : pncadmin@inspire.net.nz

Office: 117 College Street, Awapuni, Palmerston North 4412​​​