Vicar – Rev Sarah Patten

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

Associate Vicar – Rev Martyn Day

leads services, teaches/preaches, oversees church management and supports the rest of the staff with those tricky theological questions.


Playgroup Manager – Jessica Zhao

leads our midweek playgroup programme, remembers dozens of children’s names each week and is bilingual in English and Mandarin.

Youth Intern – Kathryn Kennerly

works with a team to organise the youth programme on a Friday and Sunday, as well as pastoral care of our youth.


Children’s Ministry & Seniors – Claire Wyeth

can handle a holiday programme of 100 kids, or entertain the seniors at the day centre all while helping out at the V8s – how does she do that?


Ministry 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.


Linked churches Pastors


Chinese Church – Pastor Grace and Pastor Lee

are the pastors to the Mandarin speaking congregation here at COTS. They are an enthusiastic team who have a growing congregation. Come join and check it out!


El Shaddai Service – Audrey Cooper

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