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), does 247 Youth Work at Merrin School and helps lead a life group.  Jack is studying at Laidlaw College for a degree in theology.  Further, Jack has taken over the Junior (School years Holiday Programmes.

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Jack Hollis
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Sarah Hancock

Sarah is our Children and Families Pastor.  She oversees Mainly Music, Holiday Programmes and Oasis, as well as ministry with families.  Her great contribution is expanding our capability by developing a system of leader development.

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Sarah Hancock
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Dani Thompson

Dani is the assistant to Jay leading secondary ministry.  Dani comes with great experience in camps and retreats and leading a life group.  As she works on her masters, she is helping lead in this vital ministry.

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Dani Thompson
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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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Miriam McFie

Miriam, having grown up in our ministry, is our intermediate leader.  She also leads our intermediate track of our holiday programme and is studying at Laidlaw Bible College.  Miriam’s kind but fun spirit with experience leading in children’s and the holiday programme as she matured into these roles, gives her solid foundation for her roles now!

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Miriam McFie
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Jay Brantley

Jay is our secondary youth pastor.  After a season rebirthing intermediates and doing 24/7 Youth Work, he’s changed to leading secondary.  He also is studying at Laidlaw Bible College, as well as adventure Christian camping with Scripture Union.  Jay has also invested in developing our Holiday Programme for intermediate age.  Prior to St Chris’ Jay had several years in youth ministry and leading a life group of peers.

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Jay Brantley