This page is a brief outline of who we are; however if you would like to know more about Sports Chaplaincy NZ, please contact us.
First, our short history, vision and mission
Since 2009, SCNZ has helped people with faith, sport and life.
During Rugby World Cup 2011 we provided chaplains for all teams.
Then in 2013 SCNZ became a charitable trust.
Meet our brilliant board
Martyn Norrie MBA, FCLA, ANZIIF (Fellow); Chair
Business leader, organisational coach, strategic thinker
Manager of Strategic and Corporate Planning, Tauranga City Council
Previously National Director of Christian Surfers
Ross Georgiou BD, GradDip
CEO, Sports Chaplaincy NZ
Chair, Major Sports Event Chaplaincy Commission
UEFA and NZ Football licensed coach
Grant Harris BTheol
Senior Pastor, Windsor Park Baptist Church
Chaplain, NZ Breakers
Andrew Kerr AFA
Managing Partner and Director, Seneca Group Ltd
Convenor, Christian Sports Network NZ
Formerly a NZ Surf Life Saving champion!
Kevin Prewett BCom, CPANZ, ATAINZ
Director, Eden Perich Prewett Ltd
Entrepreneur, mentor, philanthropist
And also, our cool National Office staff
Phil Pawley, CEO
Phil has been in ministry since 1980, with Youth with a Mission, The Church of England, and Morrinsville Baptist Church. During 20 years living in England he was Sports Chaplain for the St Helen’s and England rugby league teams and at the Manchester Commonwealth Games. In his younger days Phil played hockey and he has also completed the London marathon and climbed Mt Kilimanjaro. Phil and his wife Diane have four adult children and a growing number of grandchildren.
Rebecca Hawkins, Communications
Rebecca edits our blog and e-newsletter, as well as looking after our website and social media. She also helps train Sports Chaplains.
Matt Hawkins, Training
Before joining us, Matt worked in HR. Since then he has overhauled our training, and has helped train many Sports Chaplains. Matt also oversees professional development.
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