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Meet our team

Pastor Chris and his wife Karlene have retired (11 February 2024) and the church is looking for a new pastor.

In the meantime, the Elders are responsible for the governance of the church


Elder Shaz Kerebs

Shaz is self employed but worked as a Youth Pastor at the Thames Baptist Church for several years

Elder Shane Dyer

Shane is a horticultural agronomist who loves  praying for others and with his wife sharing Jesus through study groups like the Alpha course and Hope Project. 

Elder Colin McLaren

Colin is a retired Social worker/counselor. He runs a home group and is involved in prayer and street ministry.

Elder Diane Pawley

Diane describes herself as a wife, mother, grandmother and a carer for the elderly, She loves making greeting cards and teaching others how to do the same.

Staff Leadership

Administrator: David Gibson

David is a retired Lawyer who undertakes the legal side of Thames Baptist Church.

Treasurer: Terri Churton

Terri is an accountant who is currently working and volunteering for Living Well trust, Kauaeranga Christian Camp and other organisations.