Richard has more than 30 years of ministry leadership experience. His ministry style is collegial and encouraging. A well-known evangelical church leader, he has extensive past and present community work. In 2012 he was chosen as the Howick Ward’s ‘Citizen-of-the-Year’. Born in the South Island of migrant parents, he is married to Jane, a Howick based architect, and they have three young adult children who all attended local schools.
Rev. Josh Bowlin MDIV BS Associate Minister
Josh comes well-equipped with international ministry experience in New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, United States, and various regions of the globe. Serving Global Partners for 10 years in the South Pacific, Josh offered pastoral leadership, specialized training in youth ministry and theological education. After returning to the States from PNG, Josh planted Reclaimed Community Church. Returning back to New Zealand, Josh and family are overjoyed joining the ECW family!
Sian Sidwell BBus Administrative Coordinator
Sian has lived in Auckland all her life and has a degree in business from the Auckland University of Technology. She is married to Raymond and they have two young children.
Gypsey Tait Children’s Ministry Leader
Cianne Tait Children’s Ministry Leader
Appointed Board of Servant Leaders
The Board of Servant Leaders Board of East City Wesleyan, appointed to a two-year term, are all local residents, mature Christians, and committed to our vision of being “A People Growing”.These leaders are: Damon Forsyth, Warren Jack, Colin Koh, Andrew Paul, Judy Parr, and Rev. Dr. Richard Waugh.