Find a Regional Coordinator

We are blessed to have a network of Messy Church Regional Coordinators who are volunteers supporting, praying for and communicating with Messy Churches in local regions in the UK and overseas.

Select your country and enter your postcode to find your local region.

Richard Stevens

Otago and Southland NZ

Richard is passionate about Messy Church and has been actively involved for the past eight years. He is married to Diane, who heads up their local Messy Church in Lower Hutt near Wellington. Richard has been on the national NZ Advisory Board and now chairs the National Team.

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Angela Brown

Canterbury and West Coast NZ

Angela says: 'I am currently the Children and Family Worker at St Barnabas Church, Fendalton, Christchurch. I have been passionate about reaching children and families with the love of Christ for 40 years. I am a mother of five adult children and three grandchildren. I am excited about the way Messy Church and our Fridayzone programme reach new families with God's love.'

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Jocelyn Czerwonka

Waikato Bay of Plenty Gisborne and Hawke's Bay NZ

Jocelyn says: 'Kia ora koutou (Greetings everyone). I'm feeling blessed to be part of the National Messy Church team in Aotearoa, New Zealand. I've been involved with ministry with children and youth for many years, worked as a registered nurse and now work as the Koru Ministry Leader for the Anglican Diocese of Waiapu. Koru Ministry focuses on ministry with children, youth and families. My role enables me to support leaders of Messy Church and facilitate Cluster Groups around the diocese. I'm married to Alex, who is vicar of St Luke's Rotorua, where together we and our fabulous team run Messy Church. Alex and I have three adult children and three delightful granddaughters.'

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Diane Stevens

Wellington Marlborough Nelson and Tasman NZ

Diane says, 'I am married to Richard and we have three adult children and three grandchildren. I enjoy leading the Messy Church at Epuni Baptist Church, which is eight years old. I have a heart for the people in the community and for reaching them for Jesus. I believe that the first part of this is to build relationships. I do this through Messy Church, through coffee dates and also through the local school where I am the School Chaplain. I am excited about building up a network of Messy Church leaders in Wellington so we can support and encourage each other.'

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Carrole Lewis

Manawatu-Wanganui and Taranaki NZ

Carrole says, 'I live on the Kapiti Coast just north of Wellington, New Zealand. I live with my husband, Tony, and we are privileged to have our six grandchildren living close by. I have been involved in Messy Church since 2011, both in leading a team at our church and latterly in assisting with training days and workshops nationally. I believe Messy Church is a rich taonga (gift) from God, enabling many to encounter God in fresh and unfamiliar ways, across diverse cultures, generations and communities.'

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Tarnya Burge

Auckland and Northland NZ

Tarnya says, 'I live in South Auckland and I love Messy Church because it is a way of being and doing church that accepts our Messy lives and waits on the Holy Spirit to bring transformation. I was involved in starting a Messy Church in 2011, a little while after my husband, the pastor of our small church, died. Jesus said, "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Messy Church was the only form of church in which I felt at rest; I didn't feel like half a couple. Messy Church is fun, my children love it and I found a place to serve. The intergenerational community was a great support to myself and my eight children. I was especially appreciative of men in the church who came alongside my sons to support them. I find Messy Church provides a place to express a wider diversity of emotions in our relationship with God and in fellowship with one another. I am now involved in a multicultural Messy Church as part of a church plant in Ormiston, East Auckland. I look forward to learning from each other and supporting one another as we seek to develop Messy Church communities that are Christ-centred, for all ages and are based on creativity, hospitality and celebration.'

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