Pohutukawa Coast Presbyterian Church
Clevedon Presbyterian Church
Kawakawa Bay
Clevedon Kidz

Meet Our Team

Meet our team of qualified, passionate and caring supporters

Our church depends on the support and commitment of a large group of volunteers who generously give of their time, skills and financial resources. Together we see this commitment as the practical outworking of our faith and our discipleship.

We support ministers and ministry team leaders to enable them to commit fully, to our mission and ministry work

Lyn Buchanan

Session Clerk

Lyn likes meeting people, always has a friendly welcome and smile. She was a foundation member when the parish was formed in 1988, has served in the position of session clerk since the start and has served in many other roles during that time. Lyn is currently the parish representative at Presbytery. As an elder of the church Lyn is involved with pastoral care of the church family and has a strong desire for others to know the love of God.

Lu Clark


Lu has been a member of our church since 1984, a foundation member when the parish was formed in 1988. She is currently the Church Treasurer. For many years Lu put her financial skills to work as a volunteer budget counselor. Lu is an elder of the church. She assists with the church’s playgroup programme.

Anne Arnold

Anne has been worshipping at PCPC since 2007. She has a young family of her own and a heart for children’s ministry, co-ordinates the Sunday Kids Club programme and is a volunteer helper with the church’s playgroup programme in addition to her role on the Leadership Team.

Sarah Metcalf

Sarah has been a member of our church since 2018. She has a young family of her own which keeps her busy and also works part time as a graphic designer. She is the team leader for our family ministry programme which operates Playgroup/Mainly Music twice a week for local families with pre-school children.

Jeremy Le Comte

"My wife and I moved to Beachlands in 2016. We loved the beaches, community feel, having everything 5 minutes away without a single set of traffic lights, there is even a Trolley Derby! We wanted to be involved in a local church and appreciated how welcome we were made to feel. I became a servant leader in April 2021 to contribute to the church so others can also experience this community connection". In the early 2000's Jeremy did a Bachelor of Applied Theology at Carey Baptist College and then went on to become a qualified counsellor and supervisor. From being on the New Zealand Christian Counsellors Association (NZCCA) Ethics Committee he has a special interest in ethics and how organisations express their values.

Rev Mark Chapman


Mark was born in Canada and came to New Zealand at the age of ten. He married to Heather and now has four children and eleven grandchildren. Mark trained as a television engineer until responding to God’s call on his life to ministry in the church. He came as minister to Clevedon, Christmas 1975 where he led a vibrant ministry for over 40 years. Currently Mark heads up Avalon Ministries, a support ministry for Church Leaders, and is the interim minister of Pohutukawa Coast Presbyterian Church. He also serves as the Convenor of the Auckland Presbytery Council.