Dave & Ainsley Gow

FIELD COORDINATOR

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.

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 three young children, Liam, Daphne, and Amelia.

Josh & Madi McIvor

INTERN MANAGERS

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.

Lance & Emma Robinson

PRODUCTION & LCM

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.

Daniel & Carol Dortch

YOUTH REACHOUT & OPERATIONS

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.

Billy Hanna

OPERATIONS & LCM

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).

Charlotte Ennor

COMMUNICATIONS & 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 heading up all the communications and administration for our events, as well as doing some design and media for the ministry. Charlotte is passionate about excellence being key as we as a ministry work to see lives changed by the gospel.

Alix Pene

PROGRAMME & MUSIC

Alix started at Word of Life in 2018 as an intern, and joined staff the following year. Alix heads up 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 she oversees all of the music involved with the ministry. Alix has recently moved to Hamilton to study Psychology at the University of Waikato, alongside working with Word of Life.

Sam Crosbie

INTERN MANAGER

Sam started at Word of Life in 2019 as an intern, and joined staff the following year in a part-time role while completing a Bachelor of Theology through Otago University. Sam has just joined the Internship Leadership Team alongside Josh and Madi with his area being a specific focus on developing the academic pathways for our interns. Sam is passionate about studying the word of God and seeing others love God with their minds.

Brogan Houghton

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 part time in 2021, as part of our creative team. Brogan spends the rest of her time making handmade pottery.

Glenn Johnson

ACCOUNTS ADMINISTRATOR



Ricky Park

INTERN | THIRD YEAR

Ricky started our internship programme in 2020 and is now in his third year. He 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 Theology with an endorsement in Biblical Studies via distance learning through The University of Otago.

Mikayla Crawford

INTERN | THIRD YEAR

Mikayla started our internship programme in 2020 and is now in her third 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 year’s Bible Certificate through Davis College.

Maddie Leslie

INTERN | SECOND YEAR

Maddie started with Word of Life in 2021 and is now in the second year of the internship. Maddie is part of the Programme Team, and also involved in organizing Children’s Ministry in the internship. For the study side of the internship, Maddie is doing a Bible Certificate through Davis College.

Sarah Doddrell

INTERN | SECOND YEAR

Sarah completed her first year in the internship in 2020 and she has returned for a second year in 2022. Sarah is part of the Programme Team, and also involved in organizing Children’s Ministry in the internship. For the study side of the internship programme, Sarah is doing a year’s Christian Ministry Certificate through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and doing teaching papers through the University of Waikato.

Lizzie Wood

INTERN | FIRST YEAR

Emily Luke

INTERN | FIRST YEAR

Harrison Thom

INTERN | FIRST YEAR

Aimee Clemow

INTERN | FIRST YEAR

Jennifer McBride

INTERN | FIRST YEAR

Avi Seneviratne

INTERN | FIRST YEAR

 

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