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  Clergy    Vestry  Staff

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
  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
  Vestry  

Robyn Campbell

Robyn, our People’s Warden, and leads our pastoral care team, helping 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
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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
  Vestry  

Laly Samuels

The Vicar, Wardens and vestry discerned to add Laly midyear 2021, and was unanimously added at the end of our Patronal Feast Day of St Christopher on 25 July!  Laly, a scientist with lots of letters behind her name, has a long investment into our church, leading in several areas and brings huge insight to our vestry.

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Laly Samuels
  Vestry  

Mark Squire

Mark has been a part of our family for over thirty years.  He’s been part of the leadership team, well over twenty years.  Mark is one of the worship team and tech leaders and cares for all the audio-visual systems for our parish.

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Mark Squire
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Murray Irvine

Murray, was co-opted onto vestry for 2022.  a long time member of the parish, is a sort of not really retired real estate agent with most of his adult life invested in our community.  His help and development in helping in the smart physical and hospitality experience (He and Eileen owns a successful hospitality venue for many years), as well as building a smart business sense is indispensable.  At the next AGM he’ll be nominated as a full member of vestry.

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Murray Irvine
  Vestry  

Emma Larkin

Emma is a 2022 co-opt to vestry helping bring the next generation perspective.  A mature (young) adult Christian, she helps shape our young adults, The Crew, as well as ministry roles in our services.  She works in HR and is originally from Philadelphia. After this development year, she’ll ask the parish to support her formal election to vestry.

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Emma Larkin
  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  

Lance McBride

Lance is part of our worship team and finishing his PhD at present.  Lance gets where we need to go today to reach our vision of tomorrow.

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Lance McBride