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At any time, you are welcome to approach any individual board member of Greenlane Christian Centre.

 

If you wish to communicate at an official level, the following process is recommended to be followed. This is to make sure that all correspondence is taken seriously and responded to in a timely manner:

  • Issues directly related to ministry staff or management must be first directed to an appropriate staff member or the Senior Pastor.

  • Any correspondence of areas of concern or that relate directly to the Senior Pastor must be directed to the Board Chair.

  • All correspondence with the Greenlane Christian Fellowship Trust (GCFT) Board must be in writing and include a brief description/explanation of the topic and what/if any outcome is hoped to be seen.

  • All correspondence received will be acknowledged upon receipt.

  • The correspondence will be tabled at the next board meeting to be held. GCFT Board meetings are held every third Thursday of the Month.

  • The outcome of the discussion at the board meeting regarding the correspondence will be communicated back by the Board Chair within three (3) workings days of the Board meeting.

Please email all correspondence to board@gcc.org.nz

 
Bob Shaw
Chair

Robert (a.k.a. Bob) has attended Greenlane Christian Centre since 1997; he and Susan are fully committed participants of Greenlane Christian Centre and have been blessed by the teaching, the diverse make-up of the church community and the opportunities to actively serve. Bob and Susan have three adult children involved in various churches around Auckland. Bob joined the Greenlane Christian Fellowship Trust Board (GCFTB) in 2010, and since 2012 has been the Chair of the Greenlane Care Education Trust (GCET) which focuses on the Greenlane Christian Centre CAP ministry (Debt Care; Job Club; Lifeskills and CAP Money) and a counselling collective. Also, Bob has since 2014 fulfilled the Board Treasurer role. As a couple, Bob and Susan co-ordinate the ushering, greeting and communion volunteer teams. 

 

Bob has extensive international company directorship and management experience together with senior global sales roles.

John Cleary
Secretary

John Cleary and his family began worshipping at Greenlane Christian Centre in January 2000, when they moved from Australia to NZ for him to take up the role of CEO of Chubb New Zealand. Since then they have been involved in cell group leadership and membership, men’s ministry, senior ushering and pre-marriage counselling with his wife, Vicki. He spent 18 months running the operation and administration side of Greenlane Christian Centre full time.

 

His governance experience includes chairing Christian school P & Fs, directorships of a number of businesses, chair of an industry training advisory board, and previous church board involvement. He holds a degree in electrical engineering a postgraduate qualification in business and administration and a masters in organisational leadership. His desire is to see Greenlane Christian Centre more active in growing and supporting the body of Christ and bringing light into the community through it.

Winston Seah
Treasurer

Winston grew up with Christian values instilled by his strong Christian mother,
and attended children and youth fellowship groups in Galilee Bible-Presbyterian Church intermittently between 1982 to 1997 amidst non-Christian families typical in Singapore in the 70s.

Inspired by God’s grace and his own father coming to Christ, Winston accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in 2002. Winston became a reactive Christian when working in Hong Kong and Tokyo from 2003 to mid-2015, before moving to Auckland. God planted him close Ps Mike Porteous (his neighbour), and that led him to Greenlane Christian Centre in 2016.

Winston is married to Sandy and has a daughter, Isabel who attends our Kidspace Primary programme. He joins our board with sound financial expertise, having worked in the financial services industry as an auditor along with other different roles in various global investment banks.

Alisha Jackson
Trustee

Alisha started attending Greenlane Christian Centre in 2001 after moving from Tauranga to Auckland to study at the University of Auckland. She is married to Lindon, and has two children, Olivia (6yrs) and Daniel (4yrs). 

 

She has practised as a corporate commercial solicitor, and currently works as an Associate Content Developer at ComplyWith NZ Ltd, a company providing legal compliance solutions for NZ businesses. 

 

Since 2001, Alisha has been involved in various aspects of youth ministry at the church as a volunteer, including Mania, Blueprint (now Youth) and Knee High Army (now Kidspace Preschool). She has been a Greenlane Christian Fellowship Trust Board member since 2015 and appreciates all the opportunities that Greenlane Christian Centre provides to get involved, and connect with other people in the church and community.

Maryann Heather
Trustee

Maryann and her family have been attending Greenlane Christian Centre since March 2007 since moving back from overseas. She grew up in a Christian family who loves God and music.

Maryann is a General Practitioner working at Southseas Healthcare in Otara South Auckland for the last 10 years. She has a range of experience working in New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, American Samoa and China. She has a special interest in Primary Care & Pacific Health and is involved in teaching & research with a focus on health equity. Maryann holds medical qualifications from the University of Otago and the University of Auckland, and is a member of the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners (Pacific Chapter) and an Executive Committee Member for the Auckland Faculty and is a member for the Pacific GP Network, Pasifika Medical Association and the Samoan Scholars Network. In addition to being a Senior Lecturer in Pacific Health with the School of Population Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland.

Maryann has been involved in various ministries within the church over the years. She is a lifelong volunteer and supporter of Christians Against Poverty (CAP).
 

She has served in cafe ministry, taught ESOL classes, has been a volunteer with Knee High Army, parking attendant, Christmas Drive-Thru and Whanau Pasifika Cell group. She is currently on the International Advisory Committee for Greenlane Christian Centre and has been on the leadership team for Whanau Pasifika Group for the last few years.

Nic Hennephof
Trustee

Nic Hennephof is married to Alisha and they have 3 children Thaïs (6), Max (3) and Zoë (8 months). They also host international students and regularly have teenagers living with them. The Hennephof family have been part of the Greenlane Christian Centre community for around 5 years.

Nic did his initial Teaching and Biblical Worldview studies at Masters Institute, which is now part of Laidlaw College. Nic has also completed a postgraduate diploma in Specialist Teaching-Learning and Behaviour at Massey University. Nic currently works as the Associate Principal at Dawson Primary School. Nic has worked in education for 13 years and is passionate about systematic changes that support kids learning. Prior to that, he worked as a youth worker at Youth For Christ.

Nic grew up just up the road from Greenlane Christian Centre and as a youth attended Greyfriars Presbyterian, where he was appointed to the eldership. Nic has also served on the Missions Committee, running large scale events and was involved in CAP at his previous church.

Sandra Hewlett
Trustee

Sandra is a commercially savvy change and organizational development professional with practical line management experience. She is particularly interested in

· the role leaders play in building engagement and developing culture
· developing peoples’ strengths so they can reach their potential and contribute to the achievement of organisational goals
· good change management

She is currently employed as People Excellence Manager for the Customer Services division of Auckland Council. Before joining the Council, Sandra spent approximately 13 years as a self-employed consultant/contractor across a range of HR-related projects. Some of her clients include Air NZ, Westpac, Beca, Fonterra, Sanford and ASB.

Prior to that, she spent four years (2001 – 2005) as Head Of Learning and Development for the ASB Bank, four years working in Australia for AGC Finance (1997- 2001).

Stephen Marshall
Trustee

Stephen grew up in a Christian home in Palmerston North and has always had a love for adventuring and challenging himself.

He graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Business Studies before moving to Auckland in 2016 to join Vodafone NZ in their Future Leaders Graduate Programme. Stephen is currently working for Vodafone as a Government Account Manager, helping businesses on their transformation and technological journeys.

While in university, church and Vodafone, Stephen has had experience in leading and challenging the way people think and operate, bringing fresh perspectives and ideas. He has a passion for helping people achieve the best of their ability in all areas of life.

Stephen has attended Greenlane Christian Centre for three years since the move to Auckland, and in 2019 he has stepped into the Young Adults leadership team and is excited to see what God is doing in this space.

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