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Contributors & Mentors

 

 

matt  

Matt Chamberlin Matt has been part of Howick Presbyterian Church pretty much since he became as Christian as a 22 year old in 1999. Mat started off his work life as a physio but got lured into youth work after losing an argument with God. He now works for PYM as Youth Director. Matt loves chocolate and hates coffee and looks down with pity on all who are addicted to it. Matt has been married to Steph for 8 years and has two kids and a mortgage to show for it. His kids are Hannah (5) and Lila (3) who will hopefully be joining us for camp. Matt loves audio books, the great outdoors and going on adventures with his girls.

 

Jeannie

Jeannie Blaker is married and lives in Auckland enjoying life as a spiritual director and supervisor along with involvement with the SGM training programme and leading occasional retreats for different churches.
Questions about whether God could really meet me in the realities and disappointments of life led to a quest to deepen my own walk with God. I then sought spiritual direction for myself which resulted in a longing to share this with others.
My background was early involvement with an evangelical organisation in disciple-making and evangelism before embarking on a career in teaching and language teacher education with a particular interest in literacy education for refugees.

 

eric

Eric Oh has been a youth pastor for 17 years, currently serving as youth pastor for Christchurch
Korean Presbyterian Church. He holds a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary,
California and has served in Korea, the United States, New Zealand and Mongolia where he was
a missionary and Assistant Professor at Mongolia International University from 2008 to 2012.

GordonContributors & Mentors