Our Team

Leith Valley Leadership has the following structure:

Parish Council made up of elders elected by the congregation and the ministers Kristin, Nancy and Waldir. The Council is the governing body of the church, making policy and finally responsible for the Vision and Mission plan of the church. The Council has developed a foundational document called Guiding Principles. 
Membership of Council (see below).

The Ministry Leadership Team ( MLT )  consists of the ministers and the leaders of ministries in the church. Theirs is the responsibility for leading their teams in the implementation of the vision and mission of Leith Valley.


Kristin Jack

Kristin is leading the Leith Valley congregation while Richard Dawson takes up the position of Moderator of PCANZ for 2017 & 18.
Kristin has been part of the Leith Valley Community since his return to New Zealand six years ago. Prior to this he and his wife Susan and their two children Kaleb and Emma were living in Cambodia, serving with Servants to Asia's Urban Poor.
Kristin has been leading the mission team at Leith for the last four years and is looking forward to developing the church's mission and vision over the coming months.

Email: kristin@leithvalley.org.nz

Nancy Parker

Nancy moved to Dunedin at the beginning of 2016 after a long active ministry in Oamaru. She came to ordained ministry in the Waiareka-Weston parish after a wide –ranging ministry with her husband Ron, including extensive mission work and caring for people struggling with all sorts of challenges. This means that she is used to changing contexts, and to witnessing God’s movement in the lives of many people in a variety of situations. She is looking forward to serving the people of Leith Valley Church.

Email: parkernmr@gmail.com

Senior Minister: Rev Richard Dawson

Richard has been lead pastor at Leith for the last 17 years. Prior to this he ministered in South Otago in the Stirling/Kaitangata Parish.
He is currently the Moderator of PCANZ and is on leave from his Leith Valley duties.
He and his wife Fran have 3 grown up children and two grandchildren.

Email: moderator@pcanz.org.nz


Care & Communications Manager: Vacant

Finance & Admin Manager: Bronwyn Miller

Ministry leadership team

Children and Families: Miranda Fairmaid

Youth Workers: Olivia and Ben Gamble

Studentsoul: Tom Mepham

Studentsoul: Lynne Taylor

Parish council

Parish Clerk: Ged Forbes

Ged leads our Parish Council, he has recently been inducted at Leith Valley having served as an Elder in his church in Marton up until 2012


Bill Lee

Fairlie Sim

Pauline Lovelock

Russell Elder

Camilla Cathro

Bruce Geddes