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.

Faye Clark

Faye has been living in Beachlands since 1971 when she was newly-wed. She came to the Auckland area from Christchurch at age 20 seeking work. Faye refers to herself as Presbyterian forever, attending and serving in St Andrew-By-The-Sea and ordained as an elder in the 1980’s. Faye felt the call to study medicine in 1984 and worked as a General Practioner in Otara 1991-2009. She is now semi-retired from medical work, and continues her roles in Leadership at PCPC as an elder, organising the Foodbank and . directing the development of the grounds.

Lu Clark

Treasurer

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.

Bruce Dixon

Bruce is an elder of St Columba church in Botany where he and his family have worshipped since 1985. He has been on loan, so to speak, to Pohutukawa Coast Presbyteryian Church since 2014 when the church began the process of rebuilding its ministry and mission and undertaking the present building programme. He meets with the leadership group and has used his skills to assist with the administrative aspects of the building programme.

Rev Mark Chapman

Minister

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.