Meet the team

Centred on Jesus’s prayer ‘may they be one that the world will know’ (Jn 17)

Our vision is to see unity in the Church and God’s kingdom come in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Key Staff

National Director & Board Member

Rev Dr Stuart Lange


Rev Dr Stuart Lange – church historian, Presbyterian minister, and member of the NZCN Board. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Laidlaw College, where he was formerly Vice Principal, and where he has lectured in the history of Christianity for many years.

His major book is A Rising Tide: Evangelical Christianity in New Zealand, 1930-65 (Otago University Press, 2013). He is also the writer and presenter of the historical DVD documentary Te Rongopai: 200 years of the Gospel in New Zealand, 1814-2014, which is distributed by NZCN.

Stuart is the Senior Minister of a lively multi-cultural church in West Auckland, Massey Presbyterian, where he heads the staff team and does much of the preaching. Over the years Stuart has been known for his evangelical leadership, both within and beyond his own denomination.

Stuart has four sons and eight young grandsons. His wife Christine died in 2014, after a long illness. In June 2017, Stuart married Rose Fauchelle. Among his other enthusiasms, Stuart enjoys walking and running in the great outdoors.

General Manager & Board Member

Gayann Phillips


Gayann became our Content Strategist mid-2013, after considerable history doing volunteer work for the network alongside her husband, Stephen.

Fostering unity in the body is a high priority in her life and she is working towards that by developing our website to help Christians connect though our online community. She also heads up the team at Pray As One NZ and is the event administrator for the regional Prayer Breakfasts NZCN is establishing throughout the nation.

Born and raised in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Canada, Gayann followed God’s call and moved to New Zealand in 1987 as a computer draughtsperson in the architectural industry. She enjoys studying innovative technology with the aim of improving communication and facilitating the variety of opportunities she comes across. Gayann enjoys participating in most things musical and discovering many of the beautiful cycle trails Aotearoa has to offer.

Writer & Board Member

Rev Mark Maney

Researcher, writer, and speaker

Currently on leave

Working Board & Support Staff

Working Board Member

Rachel Afeaki-Taumoepeau

Working Board Member

Dr Jay Matenga

Working Board Member

Pastor Sanjai Kandregula

Working Board Member

Won-Kon Bong

Working Board Member

Pastor Rick Pierce

Working Board Member

Rev Dr Brian Winslade

Finance Officer

Robert Murray


Office Administration

Corey Moody


Ka mahi tahi, ka ora

From united work comes fulfillment

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