John, native Christchurch lad, who while teaching at Auckland University in Literature heard a call to pursue ordination as a priest. Leaving his career and being ordained, he was a curate at Sumner Parish, where he was beloved and he loved. John became the Lead University Chaplain at UC in 2021 where he services half time and serves with us half time, which is actually about 75% each role!
Surprisingly one of John’s greatest gifts is with the senior members of the parish. John’s keen grasp on words and concepts, he is a keen communicator and an invaluable asset supporting Michael and making the vision reality.