Mission Partners

Katie Bennett

Katie Bennett#asset:227Originally from Christchurch, Katie discovered a passion for discipleship and teaching the Bible when she was living in England. After serving as part of an international student ministry team, she decided to pursue further theological education in Sydney, Australia.

Katie is seconded to Pioneers Spain in Gijon. For the first two years Katie plans to focus on cultural integration, language learning, networking and prayer before moving to join a church planing team within Spain where she hopes to use her gifts to encourage and work alongside believers.

Mark and Renee Santich

Mark and Renee SantichMark and Renee moved to New Zealand 14 years ago to work with students at the University of Canterbury. They have four children: Zac, Josh, Jesse and Ethan. Mark is the Regional Team Leader for TSCF in Christchurch and oversees the Christian Union and International Christian Fellowship. Renee works as a staffworker on the campus and meets with a number of women involved in those groups.

Dave and Rachael Giesbers

Dave and Rachael GiesbersDave and Rachael moved from Cornerstone to Auckland in February 2014 to launch Multiply and be part of Auckland EV.

Multiply is a brand new partnership that exists to identify, enable, and unleash missional leaders to evangelise churches into existence across denominations, throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

Dave and Rachael want to be part of helping more and more churches that love Jesus, His Word and His people start and grow, all around New Zealand.

Rowan and Sarah Hilsden

Rowan and Sarah Hilsden

Rowan and Sarah —moved to Auckland in January 2012 to start Auckland EV, a gospel centred, Jesus focused, Bible teaching and training church in the central suburbs of Auckland.

They have four kids - Nathanael, Ethan, Lara and Amy.

Andrew and Adele Southerton

Andrew and Adele Southerton

Andrew and Adele moved to Wellington in May 2014 to start City on a Hill.  

City on a Hill is a church plant in New Zealand’s capital that seeks to share the great news about Jesus with the city. Our aim is to love Jesus and love Wellington. We are passionate about learning from God’s Word so that we might know Him better and be able to share the great news about Jesus with the city around us.