Dave & Ainsley Gow
Dave started at Word of Life in 2010 as an intern, and joined staff the following year. He and Ainsley got married in 2014, and went to the Word of Life Bible Institute in New York the following year. Ainsley was our Accounts Administrator for 2 years, and now is a full time mum. Dave has had many roles over the years, and is now Field Coordinator for Word of Life New Zealand. Dave and Ainsley have 3 young boys, Elijah, Isaiah and Ezekiel.
Scott & Allison Doddrell
NORTH ISLAND MINISTRIES COORDINATOR
Scott has been with Word of Life since 2010. He and his wife Allison have been working in children and youth ministries for about 20 years in the local church. Scott is part of our Local Church Ministries team, providing resources, leadership training and support to those working in the local church. Scott is based in Auckland.
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Nathan & Danielle Martin
SOUTH ISLAND MINISTRIES COORDINATOR
Nathan started at Word of Life in 2007 as an intern, and joined staff the following year. He then went to study at the Word of Life Bible Institute in New York for two years, where he met Danielle. Danielle grew up in Oregon, had studied at the BI, and joined staff at the Word of Life World Headquarters in New York in 2008. Nathan and Danielle got married in 2014, then returned to New Zealand joining the Local Church Ministries team. Nathan and Danielle are based in Christchurch and have two young children, Liam and Daphne.
Josh & Madi McIvor
Josh started at Word of Life in 2014 as an intern, and joined staff the following year. Josh studied at the Word of Life Bible Institute in New York for two years. He then continued on to the Cross Cultural Internship programme where he moved to serve with Word of Life Brazil for another two years. Madi is originally from Florida in the United States. She studied at the Word of Life Bible Institute in New York in 2016, and is now part of the Cross Cultural Internship program serving here in New Zealand. Josh and Madi got married in 2020 and are now working as our Intern Managers.
HEAD OF SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Mikey started at Word of Life in 2017 as an intern, and joined staff the following year. He currently is head of our services departments. Alongside his role as part of our events team over the years, he has completed and Bachelor of Theology and is now doing his Masters in Business Administration though Otago.
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EVENTS EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, OPERATIONS & CREATIVE TEAM
Charlotte joined Word of Life in 2018 as an intern, and started on staff in 2019. She is part of the events team as the executive assistant, working in administration and co-ordinating of the team. Charlotte is passionate about excellence being key as we as a ministry work to see lives changed by the gospel. Because of this she works alongside Lance in design and media also. Charlotte has been given opportunities to do design for other businesses so is able to do that as well as working with Word of Life.
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HEAD OF PRODUCTION
Lance started at Word of Life in 2018 as an intern, and joined staff the following year. Lance is our Head of Production, managing the aspects of the Gospel presentation at our events, including creative elements, speakers, content, sound and visual technology. He does this alongside the Production Team. Lance is also part of our LCM (Local Church Ministries) Team in the South Island, meeting with youth pastors to help serve, support and strengthen their ministries.
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HEAD OF OPERATIONS
Billy joined staff at Word of Life in 2020, after volunteering at our outreach events throughout 2019. Billy is in charge of all the operations involved with our events, as well as being part of LCM (Local Church Ministries). Alongside Word of Life, Billy is studying a Bachelor of Business at the University of Waikato.
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HEAD OF CREATIVE TEAM
Brogan started at Word of Life in part time during 2020, volunteering doing graphic design while she finished her Bachelor of Design. She then joined staff in 2021, and is heading up our Creative Team.
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Sam started at Word of Life in 2019 as an intern, and joined staff the following year. Sam is our Programme Coordinator so heads up the team that creates all the activities for our events, to create a fun environment where youth are able to hear and respond. Sam is also studying a Bachelor of Theology by distance through Otago University alongside his role at Word of Life.
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PROGRAMME & MUSIC COORDINATOR
Alix started at Word of Life in 2018 as an intern, and joined staff the following year. Alix is part of our Programme Team and organises all the activities and structure of our events. She is also part of the Production Team who plans the Gospel presentation aspect of our events, and oversees all of the music involved with the ministry. Alix has recently moved to Christchurch to study Psychology at the University of Canterbury, alongside working with Word of Life.
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Daniel & Carol Dortch
YOUTH REACHOUT, OPERATIONS & SPECIAL PROJECTS
Carol started at Word of Life in 2014 as our Office Administrator, after attending the Word of Life Bible Institute in New York for two years. Daniel is originally from North Carolina in the United States. He also studied at the Word of Life Bible Institute for two years, then moved to New Zealand as part of the Cross Cultural Internship program in 2018. Daniel and Carol got married in 2019 and are now both here on staff. They are heading up our Youth Reachout ministry together, and Daniel also is in charge of our office operations and special projects. Daniel and Carol have a one young daughter, Willa.
Thalia started at Word of Life at the end of 2019. Thalia is originally from Bermuda and has been involved with Word of Life Bermuda for many years. She worked as the Admissions Coordinator at the Word of Life Bible Institute in Jeju, South Korea, before moving to New Zealand. Thalia is now our Office Administrator.
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INTERN - SECOND YEAR
Ricky started our internship programme in 2020 and is now in his second year. Ricky is part of our Programme Team, organising all the activities and structure of our events. For the study side of the internship programme, Ricky is doing a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Chemistry, at The University of Waikato.
INTERN - SECOND YEAR
Mikayla started our internship programme in 2020 and is now in her second year. Mikayla is part of our Programme Team, organising all the activities and structure of our events. For the study side of the internship programme, Mikayla is doing a Bachelor of Religion in Christian Counselling through Liberty University Online.
INTERN - FIRST YEAR
INTERN - FIRST YEAR