Clergy    Vestry  Staff

Rev Michael Brantley

Michael arrived in 2019 from the Wellington Diocese. His career, after being a combat cavalry officer, included youth ministry, young adult congregations, planting fresh expression churches, and missionary mentoring/coaching of leaders in missional discipleship, life and revitalising existing churches who strive to engage in a post-Christian context.  His ministry has been in the Antipodes, North America, Europe and the UK, with specific contributions in SE Asia.  He’s married to. Susanne (far more gifted (!)) with 3 awesome young adult sons (Logan, Jay & Adam).

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Rev Michael Brantley
  Vestry  

Georgina Ennor

Georgina, long term member of St Christopher’s is our Vicar’s Warden.  She is a forward thinking empowering leader who brings practical solid leadership.  Her church wide role is focused in being the closest counsel to the vicar.

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Georgina Ennor
  Vestry  

Robyn Campbell

Robyn, our People’s Warden, and leads our pastoral care team, helping our vicar lead the parish and handles many of the logistical and pastoral needs within our church.  She is a natural team builder and helping as a change agent!

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Robyn Campbell
  Vestry  

Grant Moore

Grant returns to our vestry team, after several years away, having been on vestry & vicar’s warden.  We welcome his long history with our parish & his leadership.

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Grant Moore
  Vestry  

Laly Samuels

The Vicar, Wardens and vestry discerned to add Laly midyear 2021, and was unanimously added at the end of our Patronal Feast Day of St Christopher on 25 July!  Laly, a scientist with lots of letters behind her name, has a long investment into our church, leading in several areas and brings huge insight to our vestry.

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Laly Samuels
Staff

Sarah Hancock

Sarah is our minister to children’s and families, including Oasis (Sundays), Mainly Music, Families & a variety of pastoral endeavours.

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Sarah Hancock
  Clergy  

Rev Jim Robb

Jim is a very experienced priest helping administer ministry and pastoral care within our church.  Jim and Sandra (Jim’s wife) are highly valued pastors of our 9am Sunday & 10am Wednesday congregations.  In addition, Jim helps by stewarding our liturgical planning & preparations.  Sandra helps in several roles in pastoral care, and ministry in our rest homes.

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Rev Jim Robb
  Clergy  

Rev Eric Etwell

A very experienced priest and former vicar of many years, Eric serves as an associate priest within our parish.  Eric is a key pastoral priest for our Sunday 9am congregation.  Eric and Raelene (Eric’s wife) also have a significant presence at Somerset Wigram where he has initiated and leads ministry there.

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Rev Eric Etwell
Staff

Emma McBride

Emma is out interim administrator following Joanna’s departure.  Joanna returned from overseas (Wycliffe Missions) and seven years later has finally moved into her career vocation!  We are grateful for Emma, who was already a stand in when we needed help, for stepping in to hold this space and vital role while we do the work to discern who fits the unique demanding role.

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Emma McBride
Staff

Barbara Price

Barbara has long been a part of St Christophers.  After many years in the financial industry, she joined the church and divides her time caring for our church and overseeing a gymnastics gym.  Her entire family is involved in the church, and she has a ministry mind far wider than our finances!

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Barbara Price
Staff

Josiah Langan

Josiah is our minister for secondary youth.  He holds a BTh from Laidlaw & has experience in the Christchurch Youth Ministry scene in local churches and the Canterbury Youth Services.  Josiah is also our 24/7 youth worker at Merrin School.

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Josiah Langan
Staff

Jordan (Jay) Brantley

Jay leads our intermediate ministry.  With several years experience working in a great intermediate ministry, leading with Scripture Union at leadership & adventure camps, being raised as a PK & an MK (Pastor/Priest’s Kid, Missionary’s kid), he brings a young life full of assets.  Jay is currently studying for a BTh at Laidlaw Bible College.

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Jordan (Jay) Brantley
  Vestry  

Graeme Nicholas

Graeme, an account by profession, is our church treasurer and is helping us in our many changing facets as well as working with our worship team.

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Graeme Nicholas
  Vestry  

Kirsty May

Kirsty May serves on our vestry and often is most helpful with her legal mind, not just on legal counsel to be wise, but her critical strategic perspective and thinking wider than the issue at hand.

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Kirsty May
  Vestry  

Lance McBride

Lance is part of our worship team and finishing his PhD at present.  Lance gets where we need to go today to reach our vision of tomorrow.

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Lance McBride
  Vestry  

Vilna Gough-Jones

Vestry member with oversight garnering external support for our 24/7 effort, holiday kids’ programmes & other endeavours qualifying.  Vilna is also a service leader/liturgical assistant for our 9am congregation.

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Vilna Gough-Jones
  Clergy  

Rev Ivan Jones

Ivan, a retired priest who has served as vicar and chaplain, has been a great asset for our Wednesday 10am congregation.  Ivan is currently secondered to All Souls’ Anglican Church, in Merivale.

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Rev Ivan Jones
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