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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
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Rev Dr John Fox

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.  Surprisingly one of John’s greatest gifts is with the senior members of the parish.

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Rev Dr John Fox
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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
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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