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Our Leaders



Charles Hewlett

National Leader

E: [email protected]
P: +64 9 526 0339

Raewyn Moodie


E: [email protected]
P: +64 21 797 427

Regional Leaders

Mick Duncan

Regional Leader - Central Districts

E: [email protected]
P: +64 21 364 100

Ruby Duncan

Regional Leader - Central Districts

E: [email protected]
P: +64 27 455 5218

Mike Walker

Regional Leader - Waikato

E: [email protected]
P: +64 21 793 431

Neil Perry

Regional Leader - BOP/Eastland

E: [email protected]
P: +64 21 444 372

Mike Warring

Regional Leader - Wellington

E: [email protected]
P: +64 27 450 1400


Regional Leader - Top of the South


Kim Peters

Regional Leader - Canterbury Westland

E: [email protected]
P: +64 21 153 3112

Rachel Murray

Regional Leader - Otago & Southland

E: [email protected]
P: +64 27 220 9082

Ministry Heads

Rangiaruaru Hema

Operations, Property and Finance Director

E: [email protected]
P: +64 9 526 0337

Assembly Council

Assembly Council acts in a governance role and is responsible for establishing policies and practices consistent with both the determinations of the annual Assembly of the churches and in between Assembly, for the wellbeing of the movement. Its responsibility extends to ensuring that the National Leadership and the National Resource Centre implement effective management procedures.

Assembly Council comprises the President, the Vice President, eight members elected by Assembly, the National Leader, National Administrator, and a representative from the Council of NZ Baptist Missionary Society  and up to three co-opted members. 

Current members: Raewyn Moodie (President), Charles Hewlett (National Leader), Rangiaruaru Hema (Operations, Property and Finance Director), Rāwiri Auty (NZBMS rep)

  • John Alpe

  • Blue Bradley

  • Helen Brereton

  • Chris Chamberlain (Chair)

  • Luke Kaa-Morgan

  • Angela Pedersen

  • Das Premadas

Baptist Assembly

Baptist Assembly is the annual gathering of representatives and which elects the three governance bodies:

  • Assembly Council - Life and work of Union itself

  • Baptist College Board - Carey Baptist College

  • Mission Council -  NZ Baptist Missionary Society

Assembly also appoints the three senior staff members who manage each of the above entities:

  • National Leader

  • Carey Baptist College Principal

  • NZ Baptist Missionary Society Director 

According to agreed strategic directions and according to the specific purposes for which the particular President with his/her own gifts and experience has been appointed, the President contributes to the work and witness of the denomination at all levels.

This contribution may be in the contexts of local churches, regional Associations, Assembly Council, Mission Council, other BU bodies, etc. Wider opportunities may include interdenominational, national and international. These opportunities may come in a variety of forms, and may include anything from dispute resolution to ceremonial functions.



Postal Address
National Resource Centre, PO Box 12 149,
Penrose, Auckland 1642

Physical Address
473 Great South Road, Penrose, Auckland


Phone: (09) 526 0333

Email: [email protected]


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