On Sunday we honoured and acknowledged Darren Ayling as he concluded 11 years as our pastor. We also acknowledged the support of Darren’s family and other members of the pastoral staff, Andrew Bollen and Liz Eichler, who recently concluded their roles. Thank you to the many people who contributed to make this an extra special day.

Ann Borquist is our interim pastor

Two weeks ago we announced that Rev Dr Ann Borquist will be our interim pastor at Central for the next three months. We are very grateful to Ann (with Bruce’s support) for stepping into this role and to God for answering our prayers.

Ann is employed by Central for three days a week and a central focus of her role over the coming months will be to help us progress our mission initiatives identified in the review. She will also be responsible for co-ordinating our pastoral team, Sunday services and pastoral care. The role will be for three months and Ann will remain a deacon during this time.

If you want to know more about Ann or contact her please see her team profile.

Paul Thompson is our property manager

We are also very pleased to let you know that Paul Thompson has agreed to take on the property manager role. We praise God for Paul’s willingness to serve the Central community and we look forward to working with Paul in this very important role.

Delwyn Shaw is our administration manager

Please welcome Delwyn Shaw as our Administration Manager. This official title is to help Delwyn carry out her non-remunerated role (i.e. she gifts us her time) in overseeing our financial systems and reporting. She also looks after our email, website and software accounts.

Please pray for the Central staff team as these changes take place and please continue to pray for wisdom for the search committee as we seek a lead pastor.

Ngā mihi

Central Deacons (Ann, Graham, Jeanette, Jenny, John, Rachel, Ruth)