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. Planting Reclaimed Community Church in Huron, South Dakota, USA, Josh and family are sent out with blessing to return back to New Zealand.
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.
Lee Warmington Children’s Ministry Lay Pastor
Lee lives in Pakuranga with her husband Ken and three young children. Lee has a strong passion to see children experience God in a real ‘heart’ way. She works hard to provide children with different and creative opportunities through worship, prayer and activities so they can develop their personal relationship with God that will sustain them in the future. She has also been an aerobics instructor for many years and is deeply committed to healthy family life.
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, Winston Penn, and Richard Waugh.