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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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 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
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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

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
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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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