Luke Paynter Begins Role as Diocesan Youth Ministry Leader and Developer

Luke Paynter Begins Role as Diocesan Youth Ministry Leader and Developer

As announced below last year, we are pleased to welcome Luke Paynter onto the Diocesan Youth Team.  Luke started in the office on Tuesday 26 January as our Diocesan Youth Ministry Leader and Developer.  His main days of work will be Tuesday to Friday.

Luke may be contacted on email  His phone contacts are 04 471 8585 and 022 158 1599.

9 December 2015

Luke Paynter has been appointed as our new Diocesan Youth Ministry Leader and Developer, and we welcome Luke on board.  In this position, Luke will act as a ‘leader of leaders’ to grow and disciple youth leaders across the Diocese.  His responsibilities will include leading the Diocesan Youth Team, overseeing Stars, and managing the five annual youth events, among other things.

Luke introduces himself below:

“My name is Luke Paynter and I have been married to Amilie (sounds like family without the f) for six years.  Together, we have three kids, Ezekiel (5 years), Isla (3 years) and Zephaniah (20 months).  I have spent the last six years working in the public sector for DIA, Immigration NZ and ACC, and am looking forward to the change and challenge of this new role.

In my early 20s, I was an Intern Youth Pastor at The Street City Church in Wellington.  I went on to volunteer for several years with Zeal Education Trust.  At Zeal, we built friendships with teenagers, answering questions about faith and God.

I am part of Blueprint Church, a Pioneer Mission Unit within the Wellington Diocese, where I have served on the leadership team for several years and currently head up worship.  At Blueprint, I walk with people as they begin to deconstruct the faith they lived with under their parents’ roof and journey with them to make it their own.  It’s a joy to walk through life with people and I am of the belief that every great mentoring relationship is built around the knowledge that both parties have things they can learn from the other person.

I love listening to music (particularly vinyl) with heavy leanings towards blues, southern gothic and pretty much any genre of metal.  Being a father of three kids under the age of six means that free time is scarce, but when I do get some time, I enjoy brewing beer and reading.”