meet the team.

symon and kristy drake

senior pastors

 

Symon and Kristy have been active members of Renew Church since 1997. In 2012 they took up the position of Senior Pastors.

Symon’s passion is to lead a multi-cultural, multi-generational church that reaches out to Whangarei and beyond. Kristy loves to see young people and families connect with Jesus.

The ‘Drakes’ would love to welcome you to Renew Church.

symon and kristy drake

senior pastors

Symon and Kristy have been active members of Renew Church since 1997. In 2012 they took up the position of Senior Pastors.

Symon’s passion is to lead a multi-cultural, multi-generational church that reaches out to Whangarei and beyond. Kristy loves to see young people and families connect with Jesus.

The ‘Drakes’ would love to welcome you to Renew Church.

Matthew Guddat

assistant pastor

‘Matt’ has served as part of Renew Church since 2011 and loves to see people come to know God in a personal way.

Nina Buchanan

worship pastor

Nina’s passion is the presence of God and helping others connect with Him through music.

Julian Squires

pastoral care

Julian has a gift for connecting people with each other and God. 

Darlene Davis

accounts

More than an accountant, Darlene is a key part of our team who always has great ideas and has a contagious love for worship.

Susan Adams

reception

‘Sue’ serves as receptionist for Renew Church and Christian Renewal School. She carries a deep love for God and his family.

Matthew Pyle

youth pastor

Matthew has a passion to see young people connect with God and love the Bible. On Friday evenings Matthew runs Flame, a service for young people.

Stephen Garton

production

A creative type at heart, Stephen also teaches music as part of Christian Renewal School.

Awesomely supportive church family – practical, biblical and real life – and loving all the new things being put in place. Love the heart of our church leadership.

Prem Nand