Dave Bosma Associate Pastor
Dave brings experience in youth work, worship, and theological study to his work at RCC. Here he is involved in service planning and preaching, and also in working to build and extend ministry relationships between RCC and churches on the East Side of Christchurch. In his spare time Dave enjoys playing board games, listening to music, and getting active by either going for a run or playing hockey. Dave is married to Kim and they have two young children.
Mark Wells Associate Pastor
Big visions and flourishing communities need a stable base and a strong organisational spine, and Mark’s role focuses on building and maintaining that structure so RCC can continue to grow. He is also involved in leadership development and helping coordinate the teaching programme. Mark is married to Denise who works in the agricultural sector, and they have one daughter, Daisy. Mark enjoys running, commuting on his bike and painting toy soldiers.
Christy Parry-Jennings Children & Life Groups Pastor
Christy is passionate about discipleship and developing leaders who can positively influence others. She has many years of experience directing the Children’s ministry and overseeing teams of leaders. Christy is married to Jonny and they have two children. When she is not working, Christy enjoys coffee dates, walking and running, and spending time with family and friends.
Matt Meek Youth Pastor
A passion for youth and a desire to make a difference led Matt into Youth ministry 13 years ago. His role at RCC is responsible for the Intermediate, Youth and Young Adult ministries, overseeing all pursuits and supporting over 40 exceptional volunteer leaders across those ministry areas. Nothing excites him more than seeing young people meet Jesus and step into their full potential. Matt has two young sons and he loves most sports, but particularly cricket, football, volleyball and basketball.
Nicky Ewing Pastoral Care Coordinator
Nicky oversees and co-ordinates the practical and emotional support within RCC’s church family. Her greatest joy is in seeing people walk in freedom and living their God-given potential. Nicky’s empathy and sensitivity is complemented by her friendly attitude and her down-to-earth approach to life. She is married to Carey, a social worker, and they have three daughters.
Jasmine Robb Worship Coordinator
Jasmine is passionate about people worshiping and encountering God through music. She manages the Sunday Services Worship team, youth bands - Illuminate and Ignite - as well as ‘Worship Nights’ throughout the year. Jasmine is married to Jairus, and she works as a music and performing arts teacher at Rolleston College.
Nicki Aitken Outreach Coordinator
Nicki’s role focuses on helping people to share their faith in natural ways with the people in their lives. She is married to Alan and they have three grown up children who are all involved at church. Nicki leads the MyTime@10 Community Craft group and she is also involved in visiting local people and helping them to connect in to community activities and with each other. In her free time Nicky enjoys reading, puzzles and swimming.
Yvonne Styles Global Missions Coordinator
Yvonne supports the RCC Overseas Mission Board and the RCC church family in its vision to impact the nations. She has a desire to see all people of all nations flourish under God's supreme rule. Yvonne is married to Mark and enjoys travel, coffee catch ups and discovering new things in God's word.
Lilee Checketts Administrator
Since experiencing for herself the life-change that a relationship with Jesus brings, Lilee has dedicated her working years to enabling others to discover Jesus too. A networker at heart, she is energized by connecting people with the opportunities and resources available. Lilee is married to Steven who is a teacher, and they have two young children. She loves exploring Christchurch and its amazing parks and libraries.
Kath Weir Personal Assistant to the Senior Pastor
Kath enjoys making things better, robust discussions, and time to reflect. She's known for asking great questions and brings her acumen and insight to the team. Kath is married to Andrew who works as a dairy vet and they have three children. In her down time Kath enjoys pottering around at home, knitting, and sitting in the sun.
Brooke Harris Intermediate Coordinator
Brooke is our Intermediate Coordinator and a Children's Worker at Wharenui School. Through her role she supports Intermediates and their whanau to build positive connections, lifelong friendships and support networks. This includes running programs where young people find belonging, learn how to develop their own unique strengths, and get the opportunity learn what a life filled with the love and joy of God looks like. Brooke also structures these spaces to not only grow Intermediates but also provide a space for leaders to continue to be supported as they grow their own faith and build positive connections.
The Elders/Trustees are responsible for the governance and leadership of the church and act as the Trustees of our church trust. They are a dedicated group with a diverse range of backgrounds, skills and experience. The current Elders and Trustees are Alan Aitken, Bevan Burgess, Sonya Nuku, James Sheat, Phil Stedman and Geoff Wallis.