Chris’ primary role is to provide leadership and direction so that he can help the church fulfil its vision of making lifelong disciples of Jesus. He has a passion for people of all ages and to see their lives changed by Jesus. His other passion is coffee and he will find any excuse to have a coffee with anyone who likes a chat.
Gerard is married to Rachel and they have two children (Abi and Matthew) and three grandchildren (Malachi, Selah and Claire). Both Gerard and Rachel have lived in New Zealand for 24 years. After completing his post-graduate studies at Bible College of New Zealand (Laidlaw College), Gerard served as a work place chaplain with ITIM as well as the Mission Personnel Officer at NZCMS (2007-2009). Upon entering the priesthood as a Deacon and Priest Assistant, he served at St. Peter's Upper Riccarton from 2009-2013. While at St. Peter's, Gerard and Rachel were both involved in starting the English language classes to support the migrant community and developed the multi-cultural ministry. He went on to serve as Vicar in various parishes before joining Christchurch Airport as an Aviation Security Training Officer. He now serves as a licenced non-stipendiary priest.
Jill is married to Ray and they have three adult children and seven grandchildren. Since childhood she has been part of the Anglican church in various parts of New Zealand. At the end of 2017, she and her family moved back to Christchurch to be closer to their elderly parents and became part of St. Tim’s in early 2018.
There are four sub-committees – the Finance Committee, the Building & Grounds Committee, the Missions Committee and the St James' Church and Trust Funds Committee. These sub-committees report to the vestry and bring recommendations to the vestry in order that our finances, facilities and missions are well managed.