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. 

  • ROBYN STUART

    Robyn started coming to Windsor Park as a 9-year-old when her family shifted to NZ from Australia (and she still enjoys the constant jostling of being an Australian). Robyn has been married to Andre for 20 years and they have three young children which she gets to see a lot as she is a primary school teacher at the school her children attend. Robyn has been involved in multiple aspects of life at Windsor Park and has enjoyed learning the rhythms of leadership by being an Elder. 

  • 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.  

  • MEGAN REID

    Megan has been part of Windsor Park for more than 30 years. Megan is a registered nurse working in the Special Care Baby Unit at Waitakere Hospital. She met her husband Doug at youth group and they now have three young adult daughters who are very involved in various church ministries. Megan has been involved with the youth and young adult ministries and currently serves on the prayer team.  

  • andy weARN

    Andy (and Caroline) moved to NZ from the UK in 2001. They have two young adult children. Andy is an Associate Professor at The University of Auckland and is Head of the Medical Programme in the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences; he also works as a General Practitioner. Being part of, or helping to run Christian small groups, has been part of their life from school through to present day. Andy has a depth of governance experience, both in the church and secular arenas. 

  • 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.