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 two children, Theodore and Sadie.  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 is also involved in preaching and in pastoral care with our families. Gareth came 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

Karen Barr

Office Manager

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.

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

Karen is our Office Manager. Available for contact or queries 9am-2pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Karen comes from working in administration, co-ordination and project management for the last 25 years. She is married to Malcolm and they have a 9 year old son Callum.





Ester Lewis (Chairperson)

Betty Sulzberger

Carl Gravatt

Sean Richards

Nick Dobbe