Welcome our new Youth Pastor, Josiah!

I would like to take this great opportunity to share great news with you all! 

Josiah Langan has now been appointed our Youth Pastor for intermediate and secondary students!

After a lengthy (made longer by C-19 journey, but great for true discerning) process we’ve arrived at God’s leading for our church and youth! 

Josiah, raised in Christchurch, experience in the Christchurch culture, experience and youth ministry scene, comes to us with a BaTh from Laidlaw and experience as a youth pastor, also experience and understanding of our Anglican charism, with shared journey with people in AYM and our Diocesan Young Adults, as well as Canterbury Youth Services and time with the Rev Spanky Moore, whom most of you know well and love and respect. 

As your vicar, I felt we “HAD TO” get this right. The journey of the past few years has been too complex and we need qualified, quality, X-factor with teens, deeply passionate about Jesus leadership on our team. 

The Wardens and I are really excited. We are grateful for those who helped in this discernment, which included two vestry members who are also parents, two youth adults, all of the staff plus several young adults, who all met with our finalists. 

We are excited and confident in a great future developing here in St Christopher’s as we are back!