Category: Staff

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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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Jack Hollis

Jack leads our Oasis Ministry (Children’s Ministry on Sunday Mornings during 10.30am Services).  Jack is studying at Laidlaw College for a degree in theology.  While young he comes with several years experience in ministry with children and youth, and has been a favourite at our Holiday Programmes.

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Jack Hollis
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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
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Emma McBride

Emma McBride has grown up in the church, and has been and is heavily involved in music and theatre at a noted level in the city.  As well as serving in our worship team, Emma joined the staff as the parish administrator in 2021, bringing a great energy and joy to the office engaging across the challenges faced by this role.

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Emma McBride
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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
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Josiah Langan Carpenter

Josiah is our minister for secondary youth.  He holds a BTh from Laidlaw & has experience in the Christchurch Youth Ministry in several contexts.  Josiah is also our 24/7 youth worker at Merrin School, recently married Hannah and is a leader for outdoor adventure camps with Scripture Union.

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Josiah Langan Carpenter
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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
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