Meet Our Team

Sarah Rice

Lead Pastor
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Sarah works part time for Central as Co-Lead Pastor.

She has the joy of being wife to Elliot and mother to Charlotte. As a pastor, Sarah is learning to participate in what Jesus is already up to in people’s lives and to keep our attention on God through dwelling in scripture and seeking Christ through spiritual disciplines and prayer together.

Her usual days in the study during the week are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Elliot Rice

Lead Pastor
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Elliot works part time for Central as Co-Lead Pastor.

Being Sarah’s husband and Charlotte’s dad fills him with delight. As a pastor, Elliot is learning to study God’s word long and carefully, to pray slowly and lovingly, and to be with people often and leisurely, in the joy of knowing and being found together in Christ.

His usual days in the study during the week are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Kate Dunstan-Brown

Associate Pastor (Youth and Young Adults)
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Kate has started at Central in Jan 2022. Kate is pastoring and leading the youth ministry at Central. Kate also pastors and manages across the street with the students of Central House.

Kate is originally from the UK/USA and moved to NZ in 2012.  Kate is married to Josh a high school maths teacher and has two cats. As a pastor, Kate wants youth and young adults to know they are deeply loved by God and help them navigate the complex world around them.

Kate works full-time Monday to Thursday and on Sunday.

Andrew Baldwin

Office administrator
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Andrew works part time for Central as our Office Administrator.

Paul Thompson

Property manager
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Paul works part-time for Central. He oversees the day-to-day management of the properties that Central owns. He is responsible for ensuring our facilities meet building compliance requirements and health and safety regulations.

Central House

Central House Managers
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Central House is tertiary and young work accomodation aimed at providing a safe, Christian environment for young adults to live and explore all that Wellington has to offer. Generally, Central House is designed for first and second year students to help guide them into being away from home.

Kate and Josh are the managers of Central House, they love working with students, exploring faith and helping them grow into confident young adults.

If you are interested in Central House, please contact us. We’d love to chat.