June 9, 2016

Staff & Team Leaders

SENIOR MINISTER > Chris has been at Oxford Terrace since 2008, and for a lot of that time it has been about the crisis of earthquakes, and the process of recovery from their effects.  Having to be versatile, coping with change, and negotiating with insurers have been common themes!  He loves music, plays violin, and occasionally sings in a band.  His dream is to drive an old Fiat car that never breaks down.  His reality is slightly different, and currently he has four of them…  Chris is a graduate of Laidlaw College and Carey Baptist College, and previously was the minister at Greymouth Baptist Church. You can email chris@otbc.org.nz

ASSISTANT 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 jane@otbc.org.nz

ASSISTANT MINISTER > Andrew grew up here at Oxford Terrace and after a season living in Auckland studying theology at Carey Baptist College is now back with us as Assistant Minister. Andrew is passionate about local mission and his role involves overseeing the community life of the church (People) as we partner with God in his kingdom activity (Renewal) within the surrounding neighbourhoods of Christchurch’s inner city (Location). Andrew also leads ministry among young adults at Oxford Terrace and helps facilitate our worship gatherings at 11am on Sundays. You can email andrew@otbc.org.nz

CHURCH 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 bradley@otbc.org.nz

CHILDREN & YOUTH WORKER >  Priscilla  started to work here at OTBC in 2017. She is a very friendly leader, and cares for the welfare of children. She is also a big fan of snow boarding and exercise. She oversees various groups such as mainly music, girls group and youth group. You can email priscilla@otbc.org.nz

SERVICE PLANNING/HOSPITALITY/ADMIN > Julie helps with planning 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 julie@otbc.org.nz

ADMINISTRATION/ FACILITIES > Jing is always ready to help you with administration and facility bookings. Jing is originally from China and holds a Bachelor of Arts. During a sojourn in 2018 she found the people and culture of Christchurch too inviting. Her family of four is now here to stay.  You can email office@otbc.org.nz

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAELDER > Gail has been involved in the church since 1980 and serves as an Elder where she brings her wise, calm thinking to our meetings. She enjoys singing worship within a group and welcoming the Church family on Sundays. Having moved several times, Gail still holds a real loyalty to Oxford Terrace and believes its location in the heart of the City is vital.

ELDER > David has been a member since 2002 after moving down from Auckland. He has served the church in a number of ways including being the property team leader previously, before being elected as Congregational Elder. He can usually be found in the kitchen doing the washing up during church functions.

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.

LOCAL ENGAGEMENT > Deborah leads the Friday night Drop In with a team to supply a supper, games, chat and a monthly quiz for people in the community. She is leading the team that cooks meals monthly at City Mission, and connects with other community groups in our area.