Sue, our vicar, first came to St Stephen’s in 1987 in her twenties, a new mother, new minister.

Life and ministry took her elsewhere. She is a counsellor and educator; she loves people and listening. Sue developed an education programme for Anglican ministers and taught at St John’s theological college in Auckland. She has been a primary school teacher, university chaplain and parish minister. Sue’s husband Stuart farms and teaches agriculture in the Waikato; they have four adult children.

Sue loves being with her family, bush walking, theatre, literature and being creative. 

Vestry 2022/23

Crystal Beavis (Vicars Warden)
Ailsa Henderson (Treasurer)
Fiona Thomson (People's warden)
Jane Manson
Janette Turner
Edsel Forde
Val Nixon
Stu Houchen
Jill Clark-Olson
Liz Lightfoot (Licensed Lay Minister)

Licensed Lay Minister

Liz Lightfoot

Parish Administrator

Meike Nagel


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