I’m so grateful for the consistent prayer of faithful friends, who introduced me to Jesus as an 18 year old. I have walked with Jesus as my Saviour, friend, guide, teacher and Lord of my life ever since. I was baptised while at Teachers’ College in Auckland at Mount Albert Baptist Church in 1998. Since then, I have found myself serving in many different ministry areas over the years, such as Worship teams, Youth groups, Life groups, and Children’s Ministry. In 2020, I began part-time study towards a Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Theology with Carey Baptist College.
Bethlehem Baptist Involvement:
My family began attending BBC after we moved to Tauranga in 2015. I quickly became involved in Children’s Ministry, and soon after was employed on staff at BBC. I started as the Primary Ministry Administrator and assistant, and then moved into the Preschool Ministry Coordinator role. During this time, I also served as BBC’s Events Director for just over one year; along with a wonderful team of volunteers, we prepped events such as the Time Out women’s event, the Global Leadership Summit and the Family Christmas Markets. My husband and I also run a life group in our home, and have developed many special friendships over our time at BBC.
Gary and I have been married for 22 years, and we have 3 wonderful daughters. Ava is going into Year 8 at Otumoetai Intermediate, Cassidy is heading into Year 6 and Billie is going into Year 5 at Bethlehem Primary. I was born and raised in Tauranga, and while I have spent time living in Auckland and Edinburgh, I feel very blessed to be living back at home with my extended family close by.
I am a Primary School teacher, and I love teaching! I have been very privileged to take time, while my children were young, to work part-time in a variety of roles such as; maths tutoring, working at BBC and part-time teaching whilst also serving my community in voluntary roles such as; running playgroups and mainly music groups, serving as the Chairperson on the Bethlehem Community Pre-School management committee, as well as currently being on the Bethlehem Primary School’s Board of Trustees. In 2022, I will have the honour of teaching full-time at Brookfield Primary School.