Ben and Sarah have been the leaders here since February 2015 and are enjoying the privilege of serving and supporting the family of DCF.
We are the 8th set of leaders in the church, taking over the role from Mark and Trudy Frame who led the church with love and purpose for 13 years.
Ben and Sarah hail from Masterton and have a daughter, Ruby. Ben has a background in business and social work, and Sarah is a primary teacher by trade.
We love the church and love being it. Our hope is that people who are part of the church whānau (family) find a sense of belonging, find their purpose in life, and find ways in which they can serve.
Jesus is the cornerstone of our faith. We want to grow into a deeper relationship with him and partner with him in serving each other within the church, and the wider community, in practical and sacrificial ways.
We entrust our lives to him.
Our church family is made up of all sorts of people from all walks of life. Our hope is that everyone feels connected and accepted, and that we love each other well.
People who come into our community and decide to call DCF h thei'home' invest in the life of the church, in each other, and into a growing relationship with God.
The following fine people work in the church during the week, and here is a little about them:
Dorothy (Dof) Halliwell - Pastoral care
It is a privilege for me to serve in my work at DCF.
I co-ordinate our Connect groups and the ministry teams.
I love encouraging our people to reach their full potential, to become who God has created us to be.
I have a passion for travel and being actively involved in my family and grand-children’s lives.
Donna Harrison - Hub Manager
My role at the Hub as Hub Manager involves managing the building, taking bookings, and providing catering for bookings as required.
I use my spare time enjoying my children and grandchildren.
We enjoy family time at the beach.
Paul Alleman - Associate Pastor
I am an intern here at the Hub, training for ministry.
This involves prayer ministry, preaching, practical help, mentoring and leadership training.
I study through bible college through Vineyard College.
I enjoy traveling, fishing and chilling
Iona Patu - Administrator
My position here is as the Administrator here at the Hub for three days a week.
I also help cater for events here at the Hub.
I am also a teacher aide at Totara College.
My interests are sport, music, watching cooking programs like ‘My Kitchen Rules’.