Vicar – Rev Sarah Patten

responsible for everything! English export and still learning to speak kiwi – bear with her.

Associate Minister – Rev Martyn Day

helps to set up and lead services, teaches/preaches and supports the rest of the staff with those tricky theological questions.


Playgroup Co-ordinator – Ruth Meredith

remembers the names of around a hundred children and their significant person each week, and is the queen of craft!


Youth ministry – Phillipa ‘Pip’ MacCormick

runs the youth programme on a Friday and Sunday, as well as pastoral care of our youth, and heaps of outings, socials camps etc, down with the kids.


20’s 30’s – Eddie and Jody Drew

pastors our 20s and 30s, although if you fit the scene it’s a group with fuzzy edges so anyone from 18 up is welcome. Little known fact: her smile generates around 1000w of electricity per hour!

claireChildren’s Ministry & Admin – Claire Wyeth

can handle a holiday programme of 100 kids like a walk in the park, whilst producing the newsletter, managing the rosters and helping out at the V8s – how does she do that?


Seniors – Barry O’Rourke

leads a seniors drop in centre on a Monday and Friday, and also a calming influence on the rest of the staff.

Lesley-squareMinistry with Elderly & Advocate – Lesley Robbins

Co-ordinates the teams of people for Rest home services and pastoral care of our older members and is also our Advocate  for one day to help out seniors with the need for advocacy for example with housing or health issues.


Chinese Church – Pastor Grace

is our pastor to the Mandarin speaking congregation here at COTS, and also assists with our English Language classes for immigrants. Her name pretty much says it all!

COTS Care – Rachel Menzies

Supervisor for our after school care. Fun and games with a touch of homework are her speciality.

audreyInterdenominational Service – Audrey Cooper

is our pastor to the Interdenominational service and Bible study held here at COTS. Made up of people from many churches here to learn and experience more of God.