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National Centre

The National Centre is committed to equipping, empowering and encouraging the Baptist churches to fulfil God’s mission to New Zealand and the world. They work with churches to:

  • Glorify Jesus

  • Work interdependently

  • Be focused on mission

  • Work through difficulties, and

  • Celebrate success.

 The Centre provides administrative and accounting support that includes:

  • Employment Agreements and Terms of Call

  • Finance – accounting and tax matters

  • Legal, insurance, property and human resource matters

  • Statutory compliance – OSH, Privacy Act, Building Act etc.

  • Bulk buying arrangements – e.g. fuel cards for church staff, cell phone groups, and membership of various buying groups giving discounts from a wide range of merchants.

  • Statistical and demographic research

  • Keeping of annual statistics from all churches belonging to the Baptist Churches of New Zealand

  • Baptist Marriage Celebrant register

  • Communication between all Baptist entities such as Carey Baptist College, NZBMS, Christian Savings, Regional Associations and Regional Mission Leaders

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Contact our National Centre Team

Charles Hewlett

National Leader

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

Kathryn Heslop

People & Culture / Executive Assistant to the National Leader

E: [email protected]
P: +64 9 526 0338

Wayne Schache

Operations & Finance Director

E: [email protected]
P: +64 27 442 3993

Karen Warner

Leadership Co-ordination Director

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

Mike Crudge

Communications Director

E: [email protected]
P: +64 21 100 5915

Sarah Grut

National Centre Office Manager

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

Liz Wilson

Senior Accountant

E: [email protected]
P: +64 526 0335

Denise Moko

Accounting Assistant

E: [email protected]
P: +64 9 526 0330

Stephen Murphy

Accounting & Database Assistant

E: [email protected]
P: +64 9 526 0333

Carl Dunwoody

IT Manager

E: [email protected]
P: +64 9 526 8449

Sushila Nelson


E: [email protected]
P: +64 9 526 0331

Rebecca McLeay

Graphic Designer

E: [email protected]
P: +64 9 526 7951



Postal Address
National 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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