Staff


 

Senior Minister: Stuart Lange
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After previous ministries (in Auckland and Southland), Stuart became the minister of MPC in 1992.  He is responsible for overall oversight including church services and Bible teaching.  Stuart is also National Director of NZ Christian Network.  He holds a PhD from Otago University, and is a Senior Research Fellow at Laidlaw College.  He teaches courses in Christian history at Laidlaw College, Carey College, and in Asia.  Stuart is married to Rose (his first wife Christine died in 2014), and they live on a small rural block near Swanson.  He has four sons (René, Richard, Chris, and Jono), and seven grandsons.

 



Associate Minister: Mark Maney

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Mark has been in ministry since 2007 and an ordained Presbyterian minister since 2017.  Until 2016 he spent the majority of his Christian life in Asian churches (Chinese & Korean). Mark grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  He obtained his undergraduate degree (Religion & Theology) at Taylor University College in Edmonton, Canada and did graduate studies at Trinity Western University in Vancouver (Langley), Canada and at Laidlaw in Auckland.  Mark married Charlotte in 2006.  Charlotte grew up as a missionary child in India and is a high school English and Humanities teacher.  They have three children: Roseanna, Alaric, & Guinevere.


 

Youth & Young Adults:  Aaron Geddis

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Aaron grew up in Auckland, and enjoys the outdoors (particularly soccer), a good movie, and good food.  He has a degree in theology from Laidlaw College and, in addition to his responsibilities here, works part time as an electrician, and has just started a Doctoral degree in theology.  Aaron married CoCo in March 2016.


 

Children & Families Worker: Jo Huggins

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Jo comes originally from Wellington. She completed a degree in Physical Education (with first class honours) at Otago and has taught science and PE in high schools for five years. She now lives in Te Atatu Peninsula with her husband, Paul, and their three children: Shelley, Danielle and Jay.

 

 

 


Administrators: Amanda Wilson & Valerie Tracey
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The church office hours are (loosely) Tues, Thurs and Fri afternoons.

Amanda
Amanda was a cheerful presence in the office for a couple of years. She now works from home, coming in sometimes.

 
 
Valerie
After nearly 20 years in the UK working in administration and IT, Valerie returned to NZ in 2007.  She studied modern languages at Auckland University, IT at ATI (now AUT), and theology and ministry at BCNZ (now Laidlaw College).

 

 

 

 


 

 

STAFF POSITIONS IN YOUTH MINISTRY AND SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Massey-Riverhead Presbyterian Church, a multi-cultural evangelical church on the growing northwest edge of Auckland, is currently needing to strengthen its staff team in the following three areas: youth, junior youth, and social media.  All of these are part-time positions, but could possibly be combined, or may be combined with study or other work.  The persons we seek are deeply committed Christian believers with excellent biblical understanding, are passionate about the gospel, are gifted in helping people come to faith and grow as followers of Christ, are warmly relational, have good people skills, communicate well, are team-players, are self-motivated, and are able to inspire and build.  Expressions of interest by 21 May 2021 to our senior minister, Stuart Lange:  Click for Email...

 

1.     Youth: 

Pastoral care, evangelism, discipleship and teaching among youth (age 14+).  Co-ordination of senior youth work, working with a team of voluntary leaders.  The two main events are the Friday Night youth group and the Sunday morning “Disciples”.

 

2.     Junior youth:

Teaching and pastoral care among junior youth (ages 11-14).  Main event is on Sunday morning.  (The appointee in this role may possibly also have a leadership role with ICONZ or ICONZ 4 Girlz).

 

3.     Social Media co-ordinator:

Working on a variety of platforms ranging from social media to email marketing, media distribution to online community management, all for the purposes of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and helping build the church.