Our leaders & team

Omokoroa Community Church is a "co-operating venture" under the umbrella of the Anglican, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches of New Zealand. That said, we are autonomous and self-governing in the running of day-to-day matters, and the congregation, led by an elected Parish Council, is made up of people from more than 20 different denominational backgrounds.

We are a community of followers of Jesus Christ, committed to live by faith, to be known by love, and to be a voice of hope in Omokoroa and the surrounding area. We are extremely grateful to have such a dedicated team of volunteers to serve our church and wider community:

  • Minister:  Pastor Matthew Needham
  • Associate Minister:  Rev Stephen Prebble
  • Minister’s Warden:  Rev Stephen Prebble
  • People’s Warden:  Margaret Canter
  • Church Administrator: Tanya van Heerden (Office hours Mon-Fri 8.30am - 2pm)
  • Finance Committee: Karl Wansbone, Tim Garland, Gwen Harding, Maureen Argyle
  • Financial Secretary: Maureen Argyle
  • Children’s Minister: Vacant
  • Kidzone Coordinator:  Jo Farmer (Sunday lessons facilitated by rotating parent teams)
  • Prayer Chain Coordinator:  Olwyn Nicholls
  • Prayer Chain Deputy:  Diana Garland
  • Pastoral Care Coordinator:  Val Hale
  • Community Transport Coordinator:  Peter Gerritsen
  • Worship Director:  Vacant
  • Opportunity Shop Coordinator:  Gwen Harding
  • Facilitator of Acacia Park Services:  Maureen Jacob
  • Worship Services Organiser (Tauranga Hospital):  Ron Harding
  • Property Committee: Sid Anderton, Dave Farmer
  • Envelope Steward:   Gwen Harding
  • Overseas Missions’ Co-ordinator:  Val Munro
  • Outreach Coordinator:  Margaret Canter


Parish Council

  • Chair:  Margaret Canter
  • Deputy Chair: Stephen Prebble
  • Treasurer:  Karl Wansbone (ex officio)
  • Secretary:  Sue Frankland
  • Other council members: Matthew Needham, Tim Garland, Gwen Harding, Sid Anderton, Dave Farmer, Val Munro


Get In Touch

  •   139 Hamurana Rd, Omokoroa, 3114, NZ
  •   (07) 548 2515
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