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leadership

Our Minister - Reece Frith

Reece has been with St Paul's since 2013. Before coming to Katikati, Reece was the pastor of the

Waiau Pa Presbyterian Church for 10 years. Reece is passionate about preaching and teaching, and

seeing the church becoming a welcoming, missional community; a people and place where

Jesus is made known. He enjoys time out with his family, reading, the beach, swimming, golf,

watching rugby and is a long-suffering supporter of the Warriors. Reece is married to Kay and they have three children.

Youth Pastors - Ethan and Miriam Franzoi

Ethan and Miriam Franzoi are our Youth Pastors at St Paul's. More information about this wonderful couple to come soon...

Session
Session meet every second Wednesday of the month

Parishes are governed by a Session of Elders who are elected by the congregation. Elders are responsible for the overall governance and spiritual oversight of parish life and may be young or old.

Board of Managers
Managers meet every third Wednesday of the month

The Board of Managers carries the responsibility for finances, properties and buildings. Members are also elected by the congregation.

Session

The Church at the local level is organised into congregations and parishes. Parishes are governed by a Session of Elders who are elected by the congregation. Elders are responsible for the overall governance and spiritual oversight of parish life and may be young or old.

Reece Frith

Minister

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Vanya Wallis

Session Clerk

Adrian Taylor

Scott Douglas

Jade Olsen

Board of Managers

The Board of Managers carries the responsibility for finances, properties and buildings and are also elected by the congregation.

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Brian Wilks

Jean Thompson

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Paul Parish

Peter Lawn

Alan Evans

We are all different, and are at different stages on our spiritual journey, so this is a menu from which you can choose the food you need at any particular time as you become aware of areas in which you need to grow. Although there is a natural

sequence (most people don't have dessert before their main), this is not a set menu that is delivered to your table whether you want it or not. Like any good menu, you might choose a dish you have had before because you enjoyed it so much and it

helped you grow... or you might skip an appetiser, or have a second entree as a main. For example, if you are very familiar with Matthew's gospel, you might not need to watch the 'Who is Jesus?' video.

Each parish is represented on the Presbytery by their miniter and another elder. The Presbytery has responsibility for all the parishes and other ministries in its area. It's job is to coordinate mission, look after personnel matters and make sure parishes are functioning well. St Paul's belongs to the Bay of Plenty Presbytery.
 Presbyteries are accountable to the General Assembly, the highest court. The General Assembly sets the policy and the direction of the church as a whole, as well as approving the various regulations that help the church to operate as an effective organisation. The General Assembly normally meets once every two years. Our structure provides for roles in leadership, management, ministry, evangelism, worship and administration.

 

St Paul's is a member of NAPEC (National Association of Presbyterian Evangelical Churches).

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