Administrator Linda Jackson
Linda joined the staff in 2016 coming from a variety of people-oriented positions in the health sector, retail and hospitality industries. Linda is married to Barry, a Secondary School Teacher, and they have two adult children.
Senior Pastor Bill Dewar
Bill accepted the call to become Senior Pastor in 2014 after previously serving four years at CB as an Associate Pastor. Prior to coming to CB, Bill spent 8 years in Airforce chaplaincy with stints at Woodbourne and Ohakea Air Bases and 6 months in Afghanistan.
Bill is married to Jan and they have two adult children.
Associate Pastor Tim Hart
Tim joined the team at CB in 2014. A graduate of Carey Baptist College, his role encompasses preaching and oversight of the church Life Groups.
Tim is married to Alyssa and is the father of Micah, Amaliya and Lucia.
Pastor to the Chinese Community Akang Ko
Akang is the pastor of our Chinese community. After studying theology in Taiwan he moved to New Zealand in 2010. Akang's background is in the Hong Kong entertainment industry and he's fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English.
Akang is married to Xiaoou who works with International Student Ministries here in Palmerston North. They have one son, Matthias.
Youth Pastor Kate Dunstan-Brown
Kate is our full-time Youth Pastor. Married to Josh, and originally from the United States, Kate has been in New Zealand since early 2012. Currently working towards a Masters at Moody Bible Institute, she is a trained nurse and loves working with the young people at CB.
Children's and Families Pastor Julie Christie
Coming from a background in teaching, Julie began in the role here in January 2013. She has a deep love for the children and families of the church and is a passionate advocate for intergenerational ministry here at CB.
Julie is married to Ian and they have four children.
Youth Intern Helen Stone
Helen joins the team in the office as our Youth Intern for 2017; splitting her time between working with Kate in our Youth Ministry and study at Emmaus. It's great to have her on board!