Clergy    Vestry  Staff

Rev Michael Brantley

Our vicar, Michael, arrived in 2019 from Wellington, having served 3 parishes, the Cathedral & Diocesan roles. His experience with large teams, starting young fresh expressions, change transformation & preaching are some of his primary contributions.

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Rev Michael Brantley
  Clergy  

Rev Jim Robb

Jim is a very experienced priest and diocesan chaplain and has been invaluable in caring for our 9am Sunday congregation.  Jim also helps presiding on Sundays and presiding & preaching on Wednesdays.  In addition, Jim helps by stewarding our liturgical planning & preparations.

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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.  He often presides and will preach in our Sunday & Wednesday services.  He also has a significant presence at Summerset Wigram.

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Rev Eric Etwell
  Clergy  

Rev Felicity Whitcombe

Felicity, a recently retired vicar, serves primarily with our 10.30am Sunday Service and pastoral care with Mainly Music, Families & Oasis Kids’ ministry. Aubrey, her husband, also a priest, serves in our prayer team.

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Rev Felicity Whitcombe
  Clergy  

Rev Ivan Jones

Ivan, retired priest and vicar, has primary care of Wednesday’s congregation.  He also helps in presiding on Sundays and oversees our pastoral care within the parish.  His experience and gentle touch is invaluable.

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Rev Ivan Jones
  Vestry  

Robyn Campbell

Robyn, our People’s Warden, helps 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  

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
Staff

Joanna Frampton

Joanna is our parish administrator.  Yet her role is so much wider and more complex.  She has a pastor’s heart and her discernment is indispensable.  Joanna returned home from overseas as a missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators (bringing God’s Word in peoples’ native tongues).

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Joanna Frampton
Staff

Sarah Hancock

Our Children and Families Co-ordinator, Sarah brings creative vision and teaching experience to our children’s ministries (Oasis and Mainly Music), Holiday Programmes and Parenting Courses. She has a heart for our migrant families, assisting them to feel welcome and find a place of belonging here in our community.

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Sarah Hancock
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, our youth pastor, pastors our intermediate & secondary students & their families.  He holds a Bth from Laidlaw & has experience in the Christchurch Youth Ministry scene, has Anglican ties through ourDiocese AYM & Young Adult ministries, as well as Canterbury Youth Services.

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Josiah Langan
  Vestry  

Sarah Stevens-Gieseg

Sarah works in the medical industry and serves on our vestry.  Her most visible le role is she is the point person for our 10.30am Sunday service and congregation.  She serves as a service leader for this congregation as well.  Sarah is a unifying team builder for us.

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Sarah Stevens-Gieseg
  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  

Norma Gilmartin

Norma serves on vestry, often in the roles behind the scenes & helps us think about issues we’ve not noticed.  She is one of great pastoral care leaders.

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Norma Gilmartin
  Vestry  

Mike Gilmartin

Mike is our “make it happen” vestry member.  In addition to running some of our catered events, Mike leads our facility maintenance and repair efforts, including improvements, keeping us code compliant, etc.

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Mike Gilmartin
  Vestry  

Ritchie Stewart

Ritchie is a member of vestry and a representative of the parish at our Diocesan Synod helping our diocesan family make wise decisions as we move forward.

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Ritchie Stewart
  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
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