Before becoming the minister of St Paul's, Reece had 10 years as the pastor of the
Waiau Pa Presbyterian Church. 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.
Our Children's & Youth Pastor
Julianne Managh is appointed to the position of Children's & Youth Pastor at St Paul's. She believes that children and young people have a special place in God's heart and this is a crucial time in their lives where what they learn about God will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Julianne comes from an accounting background, is married to Glen and they have two children.
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.
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.
Board of Managers
The Board of Managers carries the responsibility for finances, properties and buildings and are also elected by the congregation.
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).