Kumeu Baptist Church

a Christian congregation serving the Kumeu community in Auckland

Staff & Elders


Samuel Schuurman

Senior Pastor

Gareth Davies               

Associate Pastor (Youth, Children & Families)

sam@kumeubaptist.org.nz / (09) 412 9154 / 021 795 708

Sam started at Kumeu in 2013 after graduating from Carey Baptist College with a Bachelor of Applied Theology and Diploma in Pastoral Leadership.  He is married to Rachel and they have a son Theodore.  He is passionate about prayer and preaching good biblical sermons and is responsible for the staff team, majority of preaching, pastoral care and visioning.

gareth@kumeubaptist.org.nz / (09) 412 9154

Gareth is our Associate Pastor (Youth, Children & Families) who oversees our Wednesday night Kumeu Youth programme as well helping to empower and equip our teams in Youth and Childrens ministries.  He will also be involved in preaching and in pastoral care with our families. Gareth comes to us from Pakuranga Baptist Church where he was a Youth Pastor for many years.  He is married to Andie and has two daughters, Brynn and Mila. 

Bronwyn Owens

Childrens Church Leader

Emma Richards                   

Youth Intern

bronwyn@kumeubaptist.org.nz / (09) 412 9154 (office)

Bronwyn leads our children's ministry team for our Sunday kids church.  She is married to Tim and they have two daughters, Rachael and Sarah.  She comes from a background in early childhood teaching and brings her experience, enthusiasm and administrative giftings to the role.

youth@kumeubaptist.org.nz / (09) 412 9154

Emma is our Youth Intern who heads up our Wednesday night Kumeu Youth programme as well as many other facets of youth ministry.  She felt called to ministry after finishing school and was part of the youth leadership team prior to her appointment. She is training part-time towards a Bachelor of Applied Theology and Diploma in Youth Pastoral Ministry at Carey Baptist College.

Jennifer Eagle      

Office Manager

reception@kumeubaptist.org.nz / (09) 412 9154

Jennifer is our wonderful front of house receptionist and Office Manager who takes care of a number of different aspects of our church life.  Jennifer is married to Simon and they have two daughters.  Her office hours are Tuesday 10:30am-3pm, Wednesday 9am-3pm and Thursdays 11am-3pm.





Ester Lewis (Chairperson)

Betty Sulzberger

Carl Gravatt