Meet the team who keep OMF New Zealand running smoothly. Contact us if you would like to get involved!
Christine Harding | National Director
Christine is bravely going where no woman has gone before in leading our New Zealand-based team. A trained minister, Christine is a natural mobiliser and has strengths in pastoral care, accountability and – of course – leadership. She can often be found Skyping overseas members, preaching at churches around the country, and imagining new ways to engage Kiwis in mission.
To contact Christine, email NZ.ND@omfmail.com
Shireen Chua | Candidate Coordinator
Shireen has responsibility for new and upcoming OMF candidates, guiding those who are considering long-term work overseas. She wears many different “hats” in the office, often troubleshooting website issues, dreaming up fresh ideas to mobilise people to mission, or facilitating workshops. A skilled communicator, Shireen also runs Third Culture Solutions, providing intelligent solutions for multicultural organisations.
To contact Shireen, email NZ.CC@omfmail.com
Pam Singleton | Office Administrator
Pam is a central cog in the OMF NZ team due to her efficiency, extensive knowledge and caring nature. When she’s not in the office, you might find Pam babysitting one of her lovely grandchildren, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, or up-cycling a funky piece of furniture.
To contact Pam, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Chen | Finance Manager
For all things finance-related, Linda is the person to talk to. She balances the OMF books whilst balancing life as a mum and wife, and does it with a cheerful spirit. Linda is motivated by her passion for connecting finance with mission, and ultimately seeing money used for the furthering of God’s work.
To contact Linda, email NZ.Finance@omfmail.com
Sharon Liao | Assistant Candidate Coordinator
Sharon assists Shireen in the Candidate Coordinator role, where she is able to make use of her passion for placing the right people in the right place. She is also involved in diaspora ministry, helping Chinese believers to stand for Christ when they return to China. Always keen to tell people about Jesus, Sharon makes great use of her excellent Taiwanese, Mandarin and English language skills.
To contact Sharon, email NZ.Assist.CC@omfmail.com
Jess Lawrence | Communications Coordinator
Jess puts together our bi-monthly Serving Asia magazine, sends out prayer letters to supporters, monitors the OMF Facebook page and generally tries to make herself useful. Outside of the office, you’ll find her with her husband and kids, watching movie trailers (they’re often better than the actual movie!), or testing out another new recipe in the kitchen.
To contact Jess, email NZ.Comms@omfmail.com
Joji Kami | Serve Asia Mobiliser
Joji is OMF’s Serve Asia mobiliser, softly-spoken and with a great sense of humour. After experiencing God’s healing power in his own life, Joji desires to spread the Good News. Along with his wife, Chihiro, Joji is actively involved in diaspora ministry, seeking to introduce Japanese to the freedom, healing and transformation that comes with knowing Jesus.
To contact Joji, emailed NZ.SA.Mobiliser@omfmail.com
Lorna Crawford | Serve Asia Coordinator
Lorna is organised, resourceful and incredibly nice; all helpful traits when coordinating short-term teams from around the country. She helps to facilitate opportunities for people to serve in Asia for anywhere from two weeks to one year, and also served in Japan herself for a number of years.
To contact Lorna, email NZ.ServeAsia@omfmail.com
Rob McArthur | South Island Ministries
Rob’s role description is a difficult one to nail down; he coordinates OMF work in the South Island, which sees him as first point of contact for any S.I. enquiries, liaises with partner churches, works as a missions mobiliser, and journeys with candidates who are considering serving overseas. He has a lot to do, but manages to do it all with a smile on his face.
To contact Rob, email NZ.Sth.Island@omfmail.com