Our Team

Our Team

We believe we are called to work together to honour God.  Everyone has a part to play.  As we work together, we learn, grow and fulfill the purposes of God.


Darryl Ward

Darryl currently serves as pastor of The Anchor Church; a position has held since immigrating from Australia in May 2010. Darryl is married to Stella and they have four adult children, all who moved with them to New Zealand. Their four children are, Jake, Elijah, Mia and Eyvette (not forgetting their two Border Collies, Jasper and Jedi). It was a great blessing to welcome Karla as our newest family member when she married Elijah in 2017. Darryl became a Christian…

Andrew Stewart

Andrew and Sue moved to the Porirua area in 1996 and started attending the church in Mana before it relocated to Whitby.  Andrew is a Freelance Sound Mixer in the Television and Events Industry, and they have a family of two, Kate and Jack. Along with being an Elder, Andrew has a passion to teach God’s word in a way that all those who hear can understand and apply it to their lives.

Eric Ulm


Bruce Stormer

Bruce has been attending since 1993, when it was still Mana Bible Chapel. Bruce is married to Ruth and has a family of four, Nicole, Luke, Tom and Josh As well as being an elder, Bruce is a director in a Chartered Accountancy firm and serves as a trustee in several charitable trusts. He has a passion for missions and leadership.

Alistair Eves


Alison Lander

Alison serves in an administration role, currently working 1.5 days per week (2 – 5 pm Monday – Thursday)
Youth Pastor

Brad de Villiers

Brad leads our Youth and Young Adult Ministries, he has been on staff at The Anchor since January 2008. Originally from South Africa, his family settled in Wellington when he was 11. Brad is passionate for the gospel; his desire is for young people to encounter Jesus and for them to live out their faith in the world. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with friends, music, poetry, and watching sports. He also likes being active participating in…
Children and Families

Christine Leadbeater

Chris has been serving in Children’s ministry for quite a few years. She joined the staff team in February 2013.  Chris leads the Anchor Kids team and is also part of the Mainly Music team. She is a session leader on Wednesday mornings where you usually find her with a following of small helpers. Chris has also been involved with local schools and with Sandy runs the annual Holiday Programme.  Chris and Sandy have two daughters, Meghan and Lucy. When Chris is…
Communication and Marriage Course

Kathryn Lawson

Anchor Care

Lynda Eves

Mainly Music

Erin Robinson

Erin leads an awesome team that runs two Mainly Music sessions each week.  She cares deeply for all our preschoolers in our community.
Next-Gen (Yrs 7 and 8)

Glenn and Kirsten Evans

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