Meet the team

Meet the team who keep OMF New Zealand running smoothly. Contact us if you would like to get involved!

Johan Linder | National Director

Johan originally came to Australia from Sweden as a boy and grew up in Sydney, while his wife Debbie lived in PNG, NZ and Australia. Johan and Debbie joined OMF in 1993 and worked in Thailand for 14 years, before working in different roles with the OMF Australia team. They have three adult children who live in Sydney. They love going for walks together and drinking coffee.

To contact Johan, email


Pam Singleton | Office Administrator

Pam is a central cog in the OMF NZ team due to her efficiency, extensive knowledge and caring nature. Our (thoroughly unofficial) stats show that 9 out of 10 phone-calls to the office are usually for Pam! When she’s not in the office, Pam loves spending time with her family.

To contact Pam, email

Sarah Fleming | Mobiliser

Sarah has the aim of setting up a network of people who are interested in missions and helping facilitate discussions about where God might be leading them. Sheis really encouraged by the words in Psalm 139: “Before the word is on my tongue Lord you know it completely”.  She is hoping that God will use her to draw others into partnering with OMF.  Outside the office she enjoys racing around with her kids, gardening, baking and singing.

To contact Sarah, email



Shireen Chua | Mobilisation

A familiar face in OMF for many years, Shireen is now applying her considerable skills and knowledge toward the New Zealand team’s mobilisation efforts, with the aim of encouraging people towards mission.  A natural communicator, Shireen also runs Third Culture Solutions, providing intelligent solutions for multicultural organisations.

To contact Shireen, email




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



Sharon McLiver | Candidate Coordinator

Sharon has responsibility for new and upcoming OMF candidates, guiding those who are considering long-term work overseas. If you are thinking about serving in Asia, Sharon will help you on your way. 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



Jess Lawrence | Communications Manager

Jess has worked on and off within the Auckland team since 2016. Among other things, she collates content for our Serving Asia magazine, and helps OMF workers communicate with their supporters. She enjoys good conversation, deep thought, and bright nail polish.

To contact Jess, email



Jessie Chiang | OMF Intern

Jessie Chiang is an intern in the OMF Auckland office, aiming to tell stories of how God is working and building his kingdom. Jessie has worked as a reporter for three years with RNZ and most recently she was the producer for The Detail, a news podcast run by RNZ and Newsroom. She’s planning on serving in Taiwan on a short-term trip at the end of the year. 

To contact Jessie, email