Meet Our Team

Ann Borquist

Interim pastor

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.

Stephen

Stephen Bowater

Youth worker
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Stephen works part time for Central as our Youth Worker. His work is primarily with students which is why he looks so saintly!

Roselyn Tan

Office administrator
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Roselyn works part time for Central as our Office Administrator. Her amazing administrative skills keep us all on the straight and narrow.

Sarah Lichfield

Finance administrator
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Sarah works part-time for Central. She is responsible for the day to day accounts and book-keeping for the church.

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.

Delwyn Shaw

Administration manager
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Delwyn works part-time for Central overseeing our financial and website administration systems. She helps prepare our financial reports and works with our tech team and other staff to manage our web accounts and data.

Central House

Wardens
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Jesse and Raya are our wardens at Central House – our youth hostel for young people moving to Wellington to study or begin work.