THE TEAM

Shane Read

Shane spends so much time around Hope it’s like he’s the head cheese. We’ll let him keep thinking that as long as he keeps meeting with people, mentoring youth, taste testing Hope Kitchen Café’s coffee concoctions, holding the fort in goliath-like fashion…

Lydia Read

Lydia’s international woman-of-mystery gig can only last for so long, so we’ve let her come and go as much as she wants at Hope until she settles down. To help earn her keep we’ve got her speaking, mentoring, dreaming and scheming but never, ever, singing.

John Marquet

If we said John, you’d say ninja pastor, as that’s what he does around here. Just like a true ninja we see him here, we see him there, but wherever he is he’s ninjaing in prayer and care, and being a really wise ear for those niggly wee problems.

TeMiri Bevan

Floats like a pastor, strums like a bee, this pastor serves all the eyes can see. A coffee date with TeMiri will sort out all your woes, and solve a couple of world problems while you’re at it. Come and connect with one of the nicest Pastors on the team!

Brigitte Te Awe Awe-Bevan

World famous in Palmerston North our Brigitte sings like a Te Reo teaching angel, tells a good yarn of the history of Aotearoa, and ministers like ol’ Flo Nightengale at the hospital for good measure. Pastored to the Hope Vineyard team in 2019 meet Pastor Brigitte!

Helenka Simpson

Some say mother extraordinaire, we say wee preschool dynamo. Head into anything Helenka puts her hand to; preschool, Sunday’s Hope Kids or just hanging at the whanau quiz nights and you’ll find fun and excellence…and an ankle biter called Malachi to boot.

Haua Te Mataki

Haua’s our resident Billy Graham, grab a coffee at Hope Kitchen Cafe he’s interning Wednesday and Friday – and get ready for a jolly good listening to as Haua chills with the crew and supports wherever there’s need.

Tim Simpson

Tim’s too goofy for adults, and his weird humour is too much for kids. Seems only the youth can possibly get him. If he’s not taste testing in the kitchen you’ll find him hanging with the youth.

Helenka Simpson

Life is made up of all sorts. Including our Helenka who is one of those amazing ones that kids just love. It’s hard to figure the equation. We’ve given her the kids brief to study the infatuation close range on a Sunday night.

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