Our Pastor

Pastor Ross and Karyn Woodhouse

Ross worked in the building industry for 17 years, most of this time as a Trade Sales Rep for Placemakers Hamilton. Having been in pastoral ministry for fifteen years now his belief in God’s call to pastoring in the local church is as strong as ever.

Ross is passionate to see people connected to Jesus and having a growing relationship in him. Every person wants to experience hope. We do not hope for what we already have. So as we connect with Jesus (the only REAL hope) we are more able and equipped to handle the complexities of life. Ross believes the local church is an avenue through which people can find this hope and connection.

Ross and Karyn together work with couple’s needing relationship counselling, pre-marriage counselling and in suicide bereavement and intervention.

Karyn has a midwifery and nursing background and supports in church work while also working part-time for Willow Creek Association NZ. They have three adult children (Natasha and Eddie, Braden and Georgia and Daniel and Kendall) and three amazing grandchildren (Maia, Jayden and Azariah-Grace) who all light up their life with their enthusiasm and joy.