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Bruce and Ruth live In Whitby, Wellington and attend The Anchor Church, where Bruce is an elder. Bruce is a Chartered Accountant in public practice, and Ruth is a registered nurse working in palliative care. Bruce and Ruth have four children ranging from early teens to young adults. Bruce has had a long interest in missions, first encouraged by his parents and he seeks to do the same for his children and the local church.

Chris and Lynette Bailey live in Upper Hutt, Wellington and attend Heretaunga Christian Centre where Chris is an elder and both are actively involved. They have three adult children, two who are married, and three grandchildren. Chris’s career has mostly been in General Insurance where he currently has a head office manager’s role. Having graciously experienced the forgiveness and new life that God offers everyone through the Good News about Jesus Christ, Chris is excited to be part of what God is doing through GCiM. He counts it a real privilege to support and encourage people who are sharing God’s Good News cross culturally.

Chris & Sheri worked in Papua New Guinea for 3 years. Chris as the General Manager for Christian Books Melanesia, along with involvement with the Christian Brethren Churches of PNG. They have now resettled into Palmerston North and Chris now works with the Cancer Society of NZ as a Business Services Manager for the Central region. Chris and Sheri have three children, and hope to re-enter the missionary field at a later date.

Chris and Lee Hill have three children and live in Hamilton where they attend Hillcrest Chapel. Chris' missions experience began in childhood when his family spent eight years in India. Chris studied missions theology at Laidlaw College in preparation for going to Japan, where they spent 3½ years from 2007–2010. Lee is a high school English teacher, while Chris is the at home parent for their family. He teaches Cultural Anthropology for Missions at EastWest College of Intercultural Studies and a missions theology/history course at Pathways College of Bible and Mission. Chris is also on the Council of Interserve NZ.

David and Heather have four adult children, three sons Jonathan, Stephen and Gareth and a daughter Lisa. They reside in Te Puke and attend the Paengaroa Bible Chapel where David is on the eldership team. David looks after the purchasing and stores at a local plumbing company, and Heather is head rehab assistant at The Stewart Centre which caters for people with head injuries. They both have a keen interest in missions and promoting a greater awareness of mission partners and their support in the local church. Both have had short term mission experience, as have all their family members.

Emma and Mark Stokes live in Tauranga with their two boys and belong to Lifezone Church. Emma is passionate about seeing the local church grappling with the changing nature of mission. After a stint developing Headspace as the Youth Director for GC3, Emma continues to have a keen interest in seeing the next generation of leaders equipped to take their place in God’s mission. As well as serving on the GC3 Board, Emma has a small lecturing role at Pathways, and serves alongside her husband as a Partnership Facilitator for Bright Hope World in S.E. Asia.

Ian and Nikki McBride live in Te Puke and fellowship with The Orchard Church.  Ian works on their kiwifruit property and Nikki works in the community as a plunket nurse.  They previously worked in various aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land Australia with MAF between 1994 and 2010.  They have five adult children and one grandchild.  They remain passionate about missions, encouraging our local church, and remain connected to MAF as a director

John and Christine live in Tawa and are part of the Tawa Gospel Hall church family.  They have 3 kids.  They both love sharing the Good News with kids. John's interest in the care and well being of those that have dedicated their lives to serve God in mission started at an early age as he grew up in a missionary family in Uruguay.  He experienced first hand what it meant to live by faith including the kindness of many of God's people.  He considers it a privilege to care for those who sacrifice so much to share the Good News with others.

Karen and Peter live in Auckland and belong to Lincoln Road Bible Chapel. Karen has always had an interest in overseas mission. Peter and Karen served in mission in the Philippines for 15 years. Karen has a passion to see New Zealanders continue to be involved in God’s global mission.

Rachel and her husband John and three children served in mission hospitals in Kenya and Zambia for six years. Now living in Dunedin, where John works as a surgeon and teaches medical students, they are both involved in ministry at Cornerstone International Bible Church. Rachel is keen to prepare mission partners well for cross-cultural mission and assist them to resettle back to New Zealand on their return. 

Roanne and Winston McEwan have three children and live in Hamilton after spending 6 months in Zambia last year. They attend Whitiora Bible Church. Roanne is a Home maker. She has had the privilege of a lifetime of exposure to missions and seeks to encourage others to have a growing interest and involvement in mission.

Russell and Pearl live in Auckland with their four children and are involved with Lincoln Road Bible Chapel. Russell is the Missions Director for GC3 after having been Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Carey Baptist College and Senior Lecturer/ Internship Coordinator at Pathways College of Bible and Mission. He is currently Chair of the Academic Advisory Board for Christian Leaders Training College and makes regular leadership training trips to PNG and other places as the Lord leads. He is passionate about mission because reaching the world for Christ is on God’s heart.

Since he was quite young, Sefton Marshall has had missionaries & mission interest influencing him. That influence has remained strong through to now in his role as Operations Director with GC3 in Palmerston North. Sefton is married to Claire & together they long for others to know Jesus & have a robust relationship with Him. This motivates them in their active involvement at Crossroads Bible Church & in other ministries. “Having this strong mission influence has enriched our lives, created experiences for us to prove God & enabled us to clearly see Him at work.”

Ko Tapuae o Uenuku te maunga.   Ko Kurahaupo te waka.  Ko Rangitane o Wairau toku iwi.

Val was born in the Waikato and is still a committed fan of Waikato rugby (complete with Mooloo cowbell!!).  She studied at Victoria University completing a BA in Economic History and then completed a B.Div at Laidlaw College. 

Val operates as “Animoa Consulting”, who helps leaders and organisations flourish in areas of diversity and inclusion.  Val is particularly committed to strengthening our conversation and commitments to Treaty relationships as we move forward as a society.   

Val is passionate about helping people live authentic, growing, and biblically shaped lives wherever God leads them.