Ann and her partner Bruce have been part of the Central family since they moved from Brazil to Wellington in 2015. Ann has served in cross-cultural and pastoral ministries in South America, the Asia-Pacific region, the US and Aotearoa for many years. Ann is excited about walking with the Central family as it responds to God’s invitation to help people encounter God and grow as followers of Jesus as we connect to one another, to students, our city and the world. She is passionate about empowering people to transform lives through collaborative partnerships, cross-cultural understanding, holistic community development and servant leadership.
In addition to serving as interim pastor, she is also a Global Servant with International Ministries-ABCUSA. Ann holds a Doctor of Ministry qualification in Leadership of Missional Church Renewal from Palmer Seminary in the US.
Ann and Bruce enjoy living close to their daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter who live in Wellington. Their son lives and works in Los Angeles and visits as often as he can.
Ann loves biking around Wellington, listening to waves crashing on the beach, and growing edibles in her garden. She and Bruce continue their tireless research to find the best cheese scone in the region.