Meet our elders

Our team of Elders are elected by Windsor Park Baptist Church members at our annual AGM. While we acknowledge that Jesus is the head of the church, the Elders are the 'hands and feet' of Jesus and are responsible for the overall governance and spiritual oversight of all Windsor Park activities (much like how a Board of Trustees governs a school). The Elders delegate 'on the ground' operations to our Senior Pastor, Grant Harris, who leads and empowers a diverse staff team who, in turn, are empowered to recruit and equip teams of volunteers to undertake all the ministry functions of Windsor Park Baptist Church (Ephesians 4:12).

  • margaret coyle

    Margaret is originally a farm girl from Taranaki but has spent the past 20 years working with Student Life (Tandem Ministries) in various places around New Zealand while raising their four children with husband Matt. Margaret is passionate about community and takes great delight in being involved in various communities at Windsor Park, in her neighbourhood, at work, and at the various schools and sports their kids are involved in. 

  • sonny jing

    Sonny came to faith after moving to New Zealand from China to attend university and now runs his own chartered accountancy business. The Jing family started attending Windsor Park when they moved to the North Shore in 2011. Sonny married Claire in 2005 and they have four boys. In his spare time Sonny enjoys facilitating men’s Bible Study Fellowship and coaching a school basketball team.  

  • anna yu

    Anna has been part Windsor Park since a youngster, is married to Xing with two young daughters. Anna is fluent in Mandarin and until COVID drastically affected the travel industry was an international flight attendant. After being made redundant during that season Anna is now involved in many aspects of Windsor Park life and has a particular heart for the Chinese community. She loves spicy food.  

  • iain bradley

    Iain has been attending Windsor Park for more than thirty years, where he found a wife (Tina) and where they have raised three [now] adult children. Iain is a chartered accountant and tax partner at Deloitte. Iain has served in many different roles at Windsor Park and is currently Chair of the Elders. He plays golf regularly, sometimes well, but often not so much; he cannot cook or bake, and is heavily reliant on others for his survival. 

  • john tucker

    John is the Principal of Carey Baptist College, the theological college of the Baptist churches of New Zealand. He initially trained and worked as a lawyer before switching career to train and work as a pastor. John is married to Lorraine. With their three children – Emma, Sophie and Daniel – they have been members of Windsor Park since 2007. In his free time, John loves to keep active with swimming, cycling, running, and the occasional triathlon.  

  • STEPHANIE ALLISON

    Stephanie was raised in the far North to a father of pioneering stock and a war-bride mother. In her late teens she went to England, married and brought her husband Tim back to New Zealand where they raised two children. After the children grew up Stephanie went to university and qualified as a clinical psychologist. Tim died during her university years, but she later met and married Murray, who was also widowed with two adult children. They are now both retired but actively involved in church, community, family, friends, and biking. 

  • DANIEL HO

    Daniel is originally from China, studied in the USA (where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour), and worked in Hong Kong before shifting to Auckland in 1993. Daniel has worked as a computer programmer and has run his own business. Daniel is married to Paulina and has been part of Windsor Park since 2010, serving faithfully in the Engagement Team and supporting (and participating in) the Chinese ministry. Professionally, Daniel is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Liggins Institute, part of the University of Auckland.

  • CAleB WADDELL

    Caleb has been part of Windsor Park for the last 21 years, first attending with his family as a 5-year-old in 2001. He is involved in the young adult’s community and had served in the worship team on a Sunday as a guitarist for many years. Caleb is trained as a mechatronics engineer and works at a local start-up company in that role. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, spending time at the beach, or getting out into nature for a hike.

  • sharon taylor

    Sharon (& Greg) have been part of the Windsor Park community for 24 years, raising their 3 children through WP's kids and youth programmes. Sharon has served in various ministries over that time, much of that in youth and young adults, and is a still a regular face in the music team on a Sunday morning as a vocalist. Sharon started out as an Intensive Care nurse and has always been involved in community service – from managing the Waterwise school sailing programme at Lake Pupuke, to being President at her local tennis club. After completing a Graduate Diploma in ‘Not for Profit Management & Leadership’, Sharon is currently Chair of the Takapuna North Community Trust. These days Sharon works with Greg in their communications business.