meet the team.

symon and kristy drake

lead pastors


Symon and Kristy are the Lead Pastors of Renew Church in Whangārei and Global and have been in full time ministry since 1997. They are wholehearted in their commitment to lead a multigenerational church which relates to, and champions tomorrow’s history-makers. They are desperately passionate about encouraging/equipping people to reach their full potential in God, and communicating the truths of His word in ways that are easy to understand, relevant and applicable to people’s everyday lives. They have four kids, four cats and a dog.

the staff team

mitch & larissa gray – assistant pastors

julian squires – people care

frances esveld – children’s pastor/outreach coordinator

shemayah drake – administration

sue adams – reception







the oversight team

symon & kristy drake

julian squires

wayne garton

richard venning

chris de’ath








ravulolo & makelesi tuikubulau

fiji pastors


Ravulolo and Makelesi are the National Overseers of Renew Church Fiji, which include several churches throughout the Fijian Islands.  Ravulolo has a burning passion to see Fiji revived/awakened by the Holy Spirit and they work tirelessly proclaiming and demonstrating God’s love and goodness to people who desperately need Him.  Visit their website here.