Staff & Team Leaders

Ruth+Jon-123SENIOR MINISTER > Chris has been leading OTBC since 2008, with a lot of his role being around the recovery of our church post earthquakes. He plays violin and dreams of jamming with Dave Dobbyn. He studied at the Bible College of New Zealand (now called Laidlaw College), and Carey Baptist College. His life is pleasantly complicated by three children, three old Fiats, one nearly rebuilt house and… one wife.  You can email


IMG_5763ASSISTANT MINISTER > Jane came to Oxford Terrace as an intern, as part of her study at Vision College.  She was appointed as Assistant Minister in 2016.  Her work includes caring for Internationals, a Bible study group for Mandarin speakers and leading our third Sunday worship service which is in ‘easy English’.  Jane has lived and worked in Asia.  You can email


12525438_10208225333849122_2956855750727213603_oCHURCH MANAGER > No surprises here – Bradley is excited about numbers and systems. The surprising thing is though, that he combines it with thinking outside the square. Not bad for a commerce student. He and his wife work with at risk kids, and always seem to be planning their next overseas trip, be it for short term mission or exploring the world, or both!  You can email


10662118_10154682209070713_1516327813255874678_oYOUTH PASTOR > Claire studied the Youth Specialised Diploma of Pastoral Leadership, and a Bachelor of Applied Theology through Carey Baptist College.  She is passionate about journeying with young people as they discover their worth and purpose.  If you can’t find Claire she is probably at the beach.  You can email



IMG_7637SERVICE PLANNING/HOSPITALITY/ADMIN > Julie oversees the 11am Sunday service, helps with a bit of admin and loves to plan a gathering. She couldn’t do what she does without the help of a bunch of enthusiastic people around her. You can email



IMG_6936ELDER > Mel was our youngest elder ever when first appointed to the role!  She has great history and interest in youth and children, and advocates for solid process when we are talking about direction and change in the church life.



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAELDER > Gail has been involved in the church for most of her adult life and serves as an Elder where she brings her wise, calm thinking to our meetings.




India:Bangladesh trip 2014GLOBAL MISSION TEAM LEADER > Wendy leads the team who represent our commitment to global mission.  This includes monthly updates in our services, global mission visits and fundraising for our investment in global projects. Wendy is a Chaplain at Archer Village in Beckenham.