Staff

Welcome to Life Church

It is our heart that you would find a place to belong here. No matter your background, culture or stage of life - you are welcome to be part of the Life Church family as we value being a multicultural and intergenerational church.

We believe that for people to thrive in their faith, they need connection with others in community. Some of the key ways to ensure this happens is to serve alongside others, join a life group and engage with one of our many programmes aimed at teaching and training for personal growth.

We have a strong desire not just to build the local church (which is essential) but to reach out beyond the four walls and bring change and blessing to our community, city, nation and the nations. We would love for you to be part of that, and we look forward to meeting you at one of our Sunday services.

Blessings,
Carl & Angela Crocker
Lead Pastors

Make sure you stop past the 'I'm New' station in our foyer, we'd love to meet you!

Our Staff

Our team shape the vision and direction of our church

Carl & Angela Crocker

Lead Pastors

Carl & Angela are the Lead Pastors of Life Church.

Paul & Jill Bennetts

Founding Pastors

Paul & Jill founded Life Church in 1987 and remain on staff as part of our leadership team.

Paul & Kathy Cargill

Associate Pastors

Paul & Kathy oversee pastoral care and teaching, including Life Groups and Lifekeys.

David & Jo Bennetts

Associate Pastors

David oversees our worship and creative ministries. David and his wife Jo are also the Worship Pastors.

Jono & Anna Coulbeck

Assistant Pastors

Jono & Anna oversee the La Vida Youth ministry. Jono is also the La Vida Facilities Manager, and Anna is the Church Administrator as well as PA to Carl.

Jeremiah Nicholls

Assistant Pastor

Jeremiah oversees the Life Kids ministry, as well as the area of New Christians and New People.

Julia McCarthy

Assistant Pastor

Julia oversees Missions work, Young Adults and Red Frogs ministries.

Mana Harema

Community Pastor

As well as youth-working in Riccarton High and Riccarton Primary Schools, Mana has a role working in our community to identify and meet the needs of residents in our local area.

Karen McKinnon

Church Manager

Belinda Hannen

Finance Administrator

Angela Smith

Volunteers Coordinator