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Our Leaders



Charles Hewlett

National Leader

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

David Allen


E: [email protected]
P: +64 21 0297 4722

Regional Leaders

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


Derek Pyle

Regional Leader - Otago Southland

E: [email protected]
P: +64 21 280 5817

Kim Peters

Regional Leader - Canterbury Westland

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

Ministry Heads

Rangiaruaru Hema

National Administrator

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

Karen Warner

Children & Family Ministries Team Leader

E: [email protected]
P: +64 9 526 7958

Ruby Duncan

Neighbourhood & Justice Initiatives Team Leader

E: [email protected]
P: +64 9 526 7956

Steve Davis

Multicultural Inclusion Ministries Team Leader

E: [email protected]
P: +64 22 183 2364

David Moko

Kaihautu – Manatū Iriiri Māori

E: [email protected]
P: +64 9 526 7952

Brian Krum

BYM National Team Leader

E: [email protected]
P: +64 27 248 9978

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: David Allen (President), Charles Hewlett (National Leader), Winston Hema (National Administrator), Rāwiri Auty (NZBMS rep)

  • John Alpe

  • Paul Askin

  • Blue Bradley

  • Helen Brereton

  • Chris Chamberlain (Chair)

  • Luke Kaa-Morgan

  • Premadas Devasundara (Das)

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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