Teamwork makes the dream work! Meet our wonderful team who work behind-scenes (mostly) at Windsor Park Baptist Church and the wider Windsor Park Group.
Grant has led Windsor Park since October 2008 after leading Northpoint Baptist Church in New Plymouth for seven years. He was a banker before God instigated a change of career. Grant & Jo have been married for 28 years and they have four young-adult children and one grandson. Grant is also Chaplain to the Sky Sport NZ Breakers Basketball club, who have won the Australian NBL Championship four times in his tenure as Chaplain. Coincidence? He thinks not! Grant chairs the board of Carey Baptist College and in his spare time enjoys trying to keep up with his kids on the wakeboard at Lake Maraetai (which he is unsuccessful at).
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Robyn is the first 'port-of-call' for most things! She's been enjoying working at the busy Windsor Park front desk since 1999 and has been part of the church for 40 years. Robyn is married to Dave and they have eight children and three grandchildren. Outside of work Robyn is passionate about doing jigsaw puzzles and loves walking on the beautiful East Coast Bays beaches.
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Sue has been on staff 2003 and part of the Windsor Park community since 1988. She has been married to James for 40 years and they have five adult children and eight delightful grandsons. Sue loves to spend time with her family and enjoys walking on the beach, especially Wainui Beach, in the summer.
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Jo has been a part of the Windsor Park family since she and her family moved up from Christchurch in 2011 and she has been on staff since 2012. Jo is married to Ish and together they have two girls Samantha and Emma. Jo leads our worship teams and oversees our special services, she has had many years of experience within church worship environments and she is passionate about creating a place and space where people can creatively and corporately worship God together. Jo loves spending time with her family and making the most of these important years of being a mum, which is her greatest joy.
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Patsy has been part of the Windsor Park since moving to Auckland from South Africa in 2008 and has led a youth/young adult group for many years. She has worked on the Pastoral Care Team for six years before transitioning to windsorKIDS as Director of Children's Ministry late 2017. Patsy is passionate about creating a safe and fun environment where children can learn what it means to do life and faith together whilst experiencing the transforming love of Christ. She has five younger siblings who have prepared her for the chaos of children’s ministry. When she’s not at work you’ll find her either blending tea for her tea business or exploring Auckland beaches and mountains.
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Ethan has been the Youth and Young Adults Pastor at Windsor Park since August 2019. He completed his Degree in Applied Theology at Carey Baptist College in 2016 and was previously pastoring at Eastview Baptist Church in Botany, East Auckland for four and half years, where he was also the 24/7 Youth Work Team Leader at Botany Downs Secondary College. Ethan loves food, sport (especially Basketball), strategic board games, getting out in nature and having deep chats about life and faith.
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Rick has been on the pastoral team since 2007 and has been a member of Windsor Park for over 25 years! He was a Chartered Accountant before becoming Pastor of Young Adults, and has now morphed into the role of Pastor of Spiritual Formation. Rick is married to Cushla and they have two active primary school aged boys—Joshua and Joel. He enjoys playing and watching a wide variety of sports, currently majoring in badminton.
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Yang Yang has been part of Windsor Park Baptist Church since 2008. In September 2016 she became part of the staff team in this newly created role to cater to the needs of our ever-growing Chinese community—within Windsor Park, as well as our surrounding area.
Yang Yang came to New Zealand as an international student from China. Prior to having her first child at the end of 2019, she was also a Chaplain at both Massey and at Auckland University's. She has a heart for international students—sharing the gospel with them and discipling them. She also likes art, and enjoying taking photos.
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Roi Nu loves living on Waiheke Island! Originally from Myanmar, she is Kachin and came to New Zealand as a refugee in 2008. Roi Nu graduated from the Pastoral Leadership Training programme at Carey Baptist College and has recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma of Applied Theology.
Roi Nu loves preaching and building community with people. Her family is mainly based overseas, her sister and her family are in Auckland. She enjoys entertaining and meeting new people, beach and bush walking, and sampling local food. Roi Nu's next ambition is to ride a horse on Onetangi Beach!
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Jo has been on staff since 2010 (and she's the wife of our Senior Pastor, Grant) and oversees the buildings and infrastructure of the ex-pub/hotel that is Windsor Park, making sure we constantly make it nicer and that the ongoing renovations are, well, ongoing! She also works hard at making sure our site is a safe place for all people to hang out at (she’s our Health-and-Safety Officer!). Outside of work, Jo loves renovating their tudor-style house, getting stuck into the garden, and being mum to their four young-adult children and their first grandson that was born during the 2020 COVID19 lockdown!
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Jess has been working at Windsor Park since early 2018, first starting as the Events & Administration Coordinator for our Youth & Young Adult Ministries, and later moving into our newly created Communications Advisor role at the start of 2020. Jess has a degree in a Bachelor of Communications, and has worked across retail, recruitment, and interned in a communications role prior to her start at Windsor Park. In her spare time Jess loves catching up with friends, playing some friendly social sport (netball & football), and enjoying bingeing out to Netflix series and documentaries.
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Roger joined the team of Windsor Park in May 2018. He has a history in financial management and consulting, but spent the first 14 years of his working life as a sheep and beef farmer in the central North island. They breed them tough down there, and Roger is still trying to work out how he managed to miss out on this trait! Married to Joanna, they have four children, a daughter-in-law and two fluffy cats. In his spare time Roger likes to hang out with his family and contemplate the theoretical benefits of walking and other forms of physical exercise.
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Naomi has been leading the Equip Mental Health service since 2006. Prior to marrying John and bringing up three children, she worked with at-risk youth running camps and programmes as well as fostering young girls. She has been chipping away at Social Work and Business papers at University and in 2009 completed a Graduate Diploma in Business with a Management Major. In her spare time Naomi is a keen cyclist and also loves getting buried in a good book.
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After successfully managing the Hub's childcare centre for eight years, Shelley now takes on a wider leadership role as Windsor Park Hub's GM. She continues her growth and development within the Windsor Park Group in this inaugural role and her passion for what the Hub is about as a ministry of the church makes this move a natural progression for her. Shelley grew up in Cromwell in the South Island but have been in Auckland for over 13 years now. Shelley and her husband, Jeremy, are proud parents of a gorgeous girl, Brooke, and beautiful son, Cody.
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Verdette has been part of the Small Fries journey since its doors opened in 2012. Her passion is to continue to develop Small Fries as an early childhood centre where children develop a lifelong love for learning and feeling that they are loved and a valued part of the greater community.
Verdette grew up in South Africa, but has been in Auckland for over 13 years now. She is married to Schalk and have two adult children, Etienne and Wiane. In her spare time, she enjoys walking and playing scrabble with friends. She considers Small Fries whanau (family) as a great place to call home.
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Junie has been with WindsorCreative since it opened for business in 2013 and was given the task of managing Windsor Park Hub's graphic design studio. He brings with him more than two decades of experience in the graphic design industry having worked in a design studio, public relations company, and most recently heading up the in-house design team of a Philippine snack food conglomerate. Junie shifted to New Zealand in 2013 with his wife, Lea, and two kids Julea and Jedi—their eldest, Mikee, stayed in the Philippines. You will usually see their family around during the second service and hanging out after church looking for other Filipinos who are new to Windsor Park.
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The funeral industry has been part of Hazel's life since she was a very small child. Her father, Ray Jagger has served the North Shore community as a funeral director for over 40 years and Hazel joined the family business in 1995. Her passion is caring for families and counts it a privilege to assist them to create a meaningful farewell. Hazel is married with three grown-up children and two lovely grandchildren. When not working she loves to kayak fish, cycle, or catch up with friends.
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