The Ministry Team
The Vicar: The Revd Ian Hardcastle, M.E. (Electr), MTh
I came to ministry from a 22 year career in Computer Software Development. Called into ordained ministry while in England, I studied at St John's College, Nottingham and served as a Curate at St James', Calisle. A call back to NZ, brought us back to Auckland and to St Stephen's in 2009.
Helen, my wife, has a background in nursing and ministry training from YWAM and part-time study at St John's resulting in a Certficate of Theology and Ministry. Helen is neither ordained nor paid but serves in many roles, leading the prayer ministry team, some preaching, home group leadership and more.
Hon. Assistant Priest, Pastoral Care Co-Ordinator: The Revd Anne Aspden
Children and Family Workers: Wendy Fowler and James Cameron
We have the privilege of working with a team of Pais Interns. They have come from overseas to serve for a year. They are under the direction of the Pais Movement which places gap year students with churches and other organisations for a year of discipleship and service.
Trevor, Aaron and Lia are from USA, Levke from Germany and Felipe from Brazil. As of April, Felipe has returned home and Trevor is leading the team. They work with Illuminate Church and with us. You will see Levke and Lia on Sunday mornings and they help with mainly music. All the team help us run Messy Church.