Ordinations 2016

Ordinations 2016

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The 2016 Ordination Service will be held at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul on Saturday 26 November 2016 at 2.00pm.  Please pray for Bishop Justin, all the Ordinands and their families, and all Diocesan personnel involved in the discernment process and ordination process.

Holy Order of Deacons

Kim Duxfield, Nga Tawa School Chaplaincy

Andy Hickman, Parish of Tawa Linden

Casey Lee, Parish of Titahi Bay

Jimmy Luey, Chinese Anglican Mission

Joe McGarry, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

Jeff Odhiambo, St John’s College Student

Scottie Reeve, Blueprint Church

Fiona Thomson, Parish of Pauatahanui

Caro Willis, Parish of Waiwhetu

Greg Worboys, St John’s College Student

Carmen Yeoh, Parish of Titahi Bay

Holy Order of Priests

Reverend Michael Brantley, Diocesan Lay Ministry Enabler and Mobiliser, and Parish of Kelburn

Reverend Jethro Day, Parish of Wellington South

Reverend Nigel Dixon, Parish of All Saints’, Palmerston North

Reverend Tim Duxfield, Parish of All Saints’, Palmerston North

Reverend Amy Houben, Parish of St Peter’s, Palmerston North

Reverend Billy Rowe, St John’s College Student

Reverend Caleb Rowe, St John’s College Student

Introducing:

Michael Brantley 2Reverend Michael Brantley, Diocesan Lay Ministry Enabler and Mobiliser, and Parish of Kelburn

Michael serves on the Diocese Leadership Team.  His roles include Lay Ministry Enabler and Mobiliser, Dean of the College of Preachers and an associate at Kelburn Parish.  Michael, Susanne, Logan and Jay returned after 8 1/2 years as missionaries in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  Michael has previously served consulting pastors, churches and denominations here and overseas, and as a pastor.

jethro-dayReverend Jethro Day, Parish of Wellington South

My family and I moved to Wellington at the end of last year to start my pioneer curacy at St Thomas’, Newtown.  We are relatively new to the Diocese, only finishing my studies at the end of last year, but we already feel part of the family.  We are looking forward to continuing at St Tom’s.

nigel-photoReverend Nigel Dixon, Parish of All Saints’, Palmerston North 

Born in Christchurch to Norma and Peter Dixon 4/11/59. Married to Carolyn with four children; Anna (and Geoff), Tim (and Monique), Matt and Leah.  Pastored at Christian Community Church 1992-2008 with a sabbatical year at Regent College, Vancouver. My business focus is leadership coaching and training.  Published a book called ‘Villages without walls’.  Currently doing an interregnum at All Saints.

kim-duxfieldKim Duxfield, Nga Tawa School Chaplaincy

Kia ora, I’m Kim Duxfield.  I am married to Tim.  We live in Palmerston North and are a part of St Oswald’s church, which Tim leads and I help run the children’s programme.  I am the Chaplain at Nga Tawa Diocesan School and I love working there.  It is an amazing job.

tim-duxfieldReverend Tim Duxfield, Parish of All Saints’, Palmerston North

I’m Tim, married to Kim; Palmy based.  This year we’re both being ordained, and are excited to be taking this next step together.  We love living in community; sharing our home and our lives with our neighbours – while it’s no urban vision, we think it’s a huge part of who God has called us to be.

andy-hickmanAndy Hickman, Parish of Tawa Linden

My wife, Bek, and our four daughters fellowship at St Christopher’s, Tawa where I am Youth Pastor.  It’s a humbling privilege to have my calling to ordained ministry be acknowledged by our church community.  Good days ahead.  Arohanui.  PS: Ordination gift ideas include ‘Doctor Who’ DVDs or ‘Paper Plus’ book vouchers.  Just saying.

amy-houbenReverend Amy Houben, Parish of St Peter’s, Palmerston North

I’m married to Tony and we have a son called Oran.  We live in Palmerston North where I serve as an Elder Care Community Chaplain, and worship with the wonderful faith community of St Peter’s.  My heartfelt thanks to all who have supported and encouraged me along the way.  I look forward to serving alongside you as a priest.

casey-leeCasey KiamChoon Lee, Parish of Titahi Bay 

I was lost and didn’t know Jesus, yet HE called me out of the darkness by a miraculous healing 31 years ago.  After many years of planting and pastoring in Malaysia, I retired to New Zealand, looking forward to being a Sunday worshiping Christian.  But HIS ways and thoughts are higher and different. So YES, I answered HIS call again to serve HIM in a rebirth as an Ordained Minister.

jimmy-lueyJimmy Luey, Chinese Anglican Mission

I am married to Rona and we have three adult children, Daniel, Phillip and Catherine.  I am with the Chinese Mission and love to see people grow to maturity in Christ; and helped lead a group from their teenage years, through to the start of their working lives.  I have also served as Treasurer, Vestry member and Lay Preacher.

joe-mcgarryJoe McGarry, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

Joe has pastored for over 20 years, on three continents.  He began his theological education whilst pastoring in Boston, culminating in a doctorate in theology.  In 2013 he moved to an Anglican community in Auckland, and joined the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul and Diocesan teams this year.  Joe and Katrina recently celebrated 18 years of marriage, and have two sons.

jeff-odhiamboJeff Odhiambo, St John’s College Student

My name is Geoffrey Caleb Odhiambo.  I am a Kenyan, married to Alicia (who was born and raised in Kansas City).  We are an interracial couple.  We have two kids: Eleonora Amani Odhiambo and Miles Amaru Odhiambo.  We have been living in New Zealand for the past six years, and I am currently in my last year of my undergraduate degree in Pastoral Theology.

scottie-reeveScottie Reeve, Blueprint Church 

After 10 years working for Zeal Youth Trust, Anna and I recently took on the leadership of Blueprint – an Anglican pioneer mission unit of 100 young adults.  I am also the Young Adults Enabler for the Diocese and work as a social entrepreneur running two espresso bars with the aim of employing high school age young people into their first jobs.

billy-roweReverend Billy Rowe, St John’s College Student

Born in Whanganui, Billy was shaped by her childhood living in Tonga.  Her OE was spent as part of a Christian community in England, where she met her husband, Caleb. The last three years have been spent studying at St John’s College.  She loves parenting her 6 month old, Phoebe, as well as bringing light into injustice and seeing people transformed.

caleb-roweReverend Caleb Rowe, St John’s College Student

Caleb, from the UK, worked on the stage until the call for ministry led him to joining an international monastic community.  There he met Billy, they married and ministered in a church in Bristol.  After a prophetic experience they moved to, and have spent three wonderful years at, St John’s College.  Their first child, Phoebe, was born this last May.

DSC_0012.JPGFiona Thomson, Parish of Pauatahanui

Fiona serves God passionately, imbuing every role with creativity – Girls Brigade captain, Youth Leader, Vestry member, Pastoral Carer, Children’s minister, Lay Preacher, leading Bible Studies, Marriage Courses, and representing New Zealand at church conferences in Australia and Germany.  Fiona honours her mentors – Reverend Danny Te Hiko and Reverend Pete Watson – as she takes her ministry to the next level through Ordination.

caro-willisCaro Willis, Parish of Waiwhetu

Kia ora koutou, married to Steve, three beautiful daughters Bella (10), Sari (7) and Phoebe (4).  Part of the St Paul’s, Waiwhetu church family in Lower Hutt.  I am an artist and a trained secondary school teacher with a passion for people, my community, reconciliation and Jesus!  I am honoured to be approaching ordination as a Deacon in November.

greg-worboysGreg Worboys, St John’s College Student

Hi, I’m Greg.  I am married to the lovely Stephanie and the remainder of our pack is a Labrador named Lucy.  We have a shared history in overseas mission, discipling young people and loving Jesus.  I am currently at St John’s completing a degree in Applied Theology.  We are both looking forward to catching up with everyone in a couple of weeks.  Aroha Nui

carmen-yeohCarmen PohEng Yeoh, Parish of Titahi Bay

I was in ministry for about 20 years in Malaysia, the last 18 years with Full Gospel Assembly in Pioneering & Pastoral work, and in Chinese and Nepalese Ministries.  In 2014, Casey and I were sent from Tawa to Titahi Bay as co-Accredited Parish Chaplains-in-Charge.  I look forward to continue serving God in a greater capacity as an Ordained Minister.