If you would like to contact any of the people below please contact the church office on
Phone: 09 528 0137
Name: Nikki Watkin
About: Nikki was ordained as a minister in the PCANZ in May 1992 as was her husband Richard Ward who is a chaplain at Mt Eden Corrections Facility. They have four children -three young adults, Natalie, Rebekah and Amelia, and Reuben who is at primary school. She loves spending time with family, anything creative, enjoying the fullness of life found in Jesus, and being part of the local community through church, friends, schools, and the guiding community.
Favorite Bible Verse: That is a really hard question -there are so many parts of Scripture I consider favourites... but Psalm 84 is right up there... even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young, a place near your altar...
Name: Kate Evans
About: Provides administrative support to the church and its group activities.
Office hours: Tuesday and Wednesday: 9 to 12, Friday 9 to 2
Name: David Voss
About: Member of the KPC parish since June 1993. Board member and treasurer since November 2013.
Favorite Bible Verse:
Ministry Intern (Year 2)
Name: Grant Ridout
About: Came from Massey Presbyterian where he was working for seven years as a youth and young adults Pastor. He comes to Kohimarama Presbyterian as a sojourner on a mission to learn what it means to be an Ordained Minister. He is tasked with finding his voice in Ministry via emulation, experimentation and participation in the wider life of the church. This means that he will be involved with such tasks as; leading Sunday services, preaching, leading groups, mainly music, holiday programs, pastoral work, messy church, children's work, community outreach and youth work.
Favorite Bible Verse: Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. (James 1:27)
Name: Mark Glasgow Palmer
I have now been privileged to have served as an Elder at Kohimarama Presbyterian for just on 10 years and more recently have stepped into the Parish Council Chair role to fill the large void left by Craig Prosser when he and his family left to live in Qatar for 3 years.
My wife Alison and I have 2 lovely daughters, Katie (19) who is studying at NYU in Abu Dhabi and Sophie (13) who is in Year 9 at Glendowie College.
Growing up in Whanganui my brother and I started attending “ChristChurch” Anglican Church where I gave my life to the Lord, was confirmed and where we had a vibrant youth group that was eventually led by my Mum and Step Dad.
While at Auckland University I was part of Student Life Christian group and Glendowie Baptist however after leaving uni and working for a while my faith drifted and became less of a priority in my life. Although there was always God’s quiet voice telling me how much He loved me. Alison and the girls began attending Kohi Pres in the early 2000’s (Alison’s Mum and Dad, Norm and Jean Thom were married at Kohi Pres over 60 years ago!) and initially I would come along only very occasionally. You could say I was “CEP” (Christmas, Easter and Pentecost!)
However over time I could hear God speaking to me telling me how much He Loved me and how cool it would be to have a relationship like we once did! In the end God gently guided me back to a faith and a relationship with Him through and with my family and the people here at Kohi Pres.
Kohi Pres is a warm, family friendly, welcoming church where God's presence is readily felt across a wide age group! It’s really exciting to work with Nikki and the team on the Parish Council to explore, discern and deliver on God's plans for our Church and the community we serve!
Favorite Bible Verse:
Its particularly hard to choose a favourite Bible Verse as there are so many awesome ones! For me, loving one and other and God is probably the most central part of my faith, and this verse from Paul’s letter to the Corintians always speaks so strongly to me.
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Board of Managers Chairman
Name: Andrew Campbell
About: A civil engineer who has been living and working in Auckland since 2009 after moving across from Australia.
Favorite Bible Verse: Pray for the peace of the city. (Jeremiah 29:7)
Name: Amelia Watkin-Ward
About: Amelia is a third year physiotherapy student at North Shore AUT. She also teaches ballet at cDa, a local ballet school.
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