Paul is married to Jocelyn and they have three daughters aged 21, 20 and 11. Paul started his camping life at Totara Springs in 1990 as a camping cadet.
Four years later he moved to Nelson and took over the job of running Teapot Valley which he continues to do today. For the last 16 years he has been
on the Board of CCNZ and has been the chairman since 2005.
Paul is passionate about camping and strongly believes in the life changing opportunities it brings to those that spend time in the unique setting of a Christian Camp. Camping to Paul is about what we can do together in NZ and then together throughout the world. It is many people at great sites all working towards a common goal. Paul is committed to CCNZ and is excited about the potential that is just over the horizon and leading CCNZ into the future.
Jon has a passion for camping ministry and has been involved as a participant in camping since a young age and has attended many camps as an adult leader
at Tui Ridge and other camps over the years. Jon is a New Zealander (Kiwi) with a healthy mixture of European and Maori family roots. He has been married
for 20 years to Debbie and they have two amazing teenage daughters. With a business degree in Marketing and Management Jon has worked the majority
of his career in fast moving consumer goods developing and marketing products for manufacturers and importers and distributing these to consumers through
supermarkets and other large retailers. For the last 12 years he has run his own consulting business working with small businesses through to multi-nationals
assisting them on product development, company restructuring and turn-around as well as new business projects. Jon is currently the CEO of Bethesda
Care managing their Retirement Village, rest home and private hospital in Auckland. He holds various director roles and is a trustee of a number of
charitable Christian organisations with a focus on youth leadership development in our churches and communities. Jon believes that residential programs
are a very effective way we can reach our nation to transform lives for Christ.
Kerry is married to Lynne and they live in Tauranga. Kerry and Lynne have three sons, two of them live in Sydney and one lives in Tauranga. Kerry was introduced to ‘Christian Camping’ in Australia where he held positions with the Salvation Army’s ‘Collaroy Centre’ on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. He started in a housekeeping supervisor’s role, with a duty manager component in his contract. Then after a couple of years as assistant manager he became operations/facilities manager under the directorship of Ken Heffernan. Kerry managed a staff of 30+ and an operational budget of 2 million +. In 2000 the site was seconded by the Sydney Olympic committee to host nearly 500 bus drivers. As we only had 380 beds we were hot bunking the drivers and running the kitchen and dining areas on a 24-hour basis. Their linen requirements were so large we converted one of the conference rooms into a linen room. Their return to New Zealand was for family reasons as both sets of parents were getting older, so when they secured the job at Pacific Park it was a great fit for them. Lynne works in a full time roll at camp and they both enjoy and thrive in these positions. Pacific Park is run as a Christian Camp/Holiday Park and therefore requires a very robust business model to survive. Christian camps are so valuable for New Zealand’s young people and will continue to help shape our youth and future leaders. Important issues are, the robustness of our business models as camps, developing and protecting the sense of ‘This is God’s work’ and being a point of contact for many unchurched New Zealanders. This is very important to Kerry and he sees ‘Christian Camping’ as a body that must continue to be supported and resourced. He considers it a privilege to work with CCNZ, to help this continue to happen.
Toni has been involved with Health and Safety for many years and worked across a range of industry sectors including, electrical, retail, construction, outdoor education, automotive, manufacturing, education, health and social services. She holds tertiary qualifications in Human Resource Management, Health & Safety Management and Adult Education. Toni has recently been appointed as Health & Safety Consultant for the EMA in Bay of Plenty region and is based in Tauranga.