Our Staff

Meet the wonderful people who make CCNZ happen!

 

 

 

 

Jenni Davies - CEO

Jenni is committed to growing Kiwi kids into leaders for New Zealand, for both community and church. Since 2008 Jenni has been the CEO of Christian Camping, but her passion began as a child participating with her family in tent evangelism crusades and outreaches in mining communities. In 1986 Jenni and her husband Wayne (along with their two daughters) became the directors of Lake Taupo Christian Camp. Over 23 years they were instrumental in growing the site from a cabin block and dining room, to a full outdoors and conference centre, eventually extending their camp by restoring a satellite site, Ruapehu Christian Camp.
Jenni is also the current Chairperson for the Intellectually Handicapped Society (Taupo), and both herself and Wayne volunteer with a local social group for those with disabilities. Jenni believes that every person wants to do something to improve another person's life and that Christian Camping offers people the opportunity to effect change in their world.

Helen Marris

Let me introduce myself, I am Helen Marris and have worked at the CCNZ office for 6 1/2 years in the role of Office Manager and Finance. I was originally employed by Jenni Davies while she was the director at Lake Taupo Christian Camp, with CCNZ being an additional role to that of accountant at the camp. When Jenni resigned from that role, I decided to continue on in the role of CCNZ, but in a bigger capacity. I hence resigned from Lake Taupo Christian Camp. For a few years it was just the two of us until this year when CCNZ expanded somewhat. I enjoy my role at CCNZ immensely and hope it continues for some time to come yet. Today I drive 45 km from home to work usually 2-3 days a week, I have 4 grandchildren and one on the way in Brisbane. I am engaged to Bruce Robertson, but not sure when the big day will be, it could be mid next year. My passion is for youth to come to Christ and I firmly believe that God brought me to this family of Christian Camping as I never knew it existed prior to working here.

Alicia Kant

Seeing young people reach their potential is Alicia’s passion in life. This passion has seen her continually drawn to working in roles where she can influence and encourage young people to be the best that they can be. Amongst other achievements, Alicia has run a successful self-development program for young women, earned a Masters in counselling, worked as the Leadership Development Co-ordinator for both her local church and Lake Taupo Christian Camp and even lived in China working with young people teaching English. She has just taken up the role of Leadership Co-ordinator for Christian Camping New Zealand, but prior to this was a counsellor at Reporoa College. Alicia believes in investing and training people so that they can pursue the potential of who they were created to be.

Fiona Diack

Fiona Diack serves as the Media Administrator in the CCNZ office. Fiona is responsible for writing, editing and co-ordinating all our communications and publications for our members through The Camp Guide and social media like Facebook, our website, blog, pinterest and twitter. Fiona attended CYC Ngaruawahia as a child and has gone on to work with children and youth at camps and in her church over the years. Fiona is married to Jeff, a primary school teacher and has 4 adorable children, Reuben, Joshua, Benjamin and Caitlyn. Fiona loves to make the things she finds on Pinterest, baking and eating great food with her friends but especially loves spending time at the lake with her family.