Since 1891, Kiwis have been part of CIM/OMF…
We have had many Kiwis who have gone out with CIM/OMF to East Asia.
The first missionary from New Zealand was Annie Harrison from Christchurch, who was sent by the newly formed Council in Melbourne. She set sail with the party in August 1891. The North and South Island Councils were formed on June 1, 1894, with Mr W. Brakenrig as Honorary Secretary in Auckland and Mr J. Wilkinson as Honorary Secretary in Dunedin to help mobilise and process new workers. In 1951, the North and South Island Councils merged to form the National Council.
Today, the National Council is led by Chairman Mr. John Good, and thirteen other members that represent a wide range of constituents within the New Zealand church.
National Directors (Following separation from Australian Leadership)
1958 – 1970 Walter Michell
1971 Allan Knight (Acting)
1972 – 1976 Norman McIntosh
1976 – 1993 John Hewlett
1993 – 1998 Alan Bennett
1998 – 2002 Linton Conway
2003 – 2009 Warren Payne
2009 – 2017 Christine Harding
2018 – 2018 Howard Iseli
2019 Interim Leadership Team
New Zealander J. Oswald Sanders served as the OMF General Director from 1954-1969