Leadership Team

Leadership Team


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…

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

Creative Ministry

Alison Smith

Alison leads our Creative Ministry Team. Originally from Zimbabwe, Alison and her family moved to New Zealand in March 2017 after 13 years in Malawi.  Alison has been involved in Music Ministry since a teenager, starting at Youth Group and has since served in various roles at four different churches in three countries.  Alison has a heart for the local church: that they would know the depths of God’s love, the surety of His promises, and would worship Him wholeheartedly. 
Mens Ministry

Richard Beauchamp

Hi, I’m Richard Beauchamp. I have been living in the Porirua region for more than 25 years and in Whitby for the past 10 with my wife Rachel and our family, Zac and Xanthe.  My older daughter Brittany lives nearby and is married to Tyson. Work wise I work in the Supermarket and Foodservice industry. To relax I enjoy playing competitive tennis for Whitby even though the body might say something different. I have been an active member of our…
Women’s Ministry

Irene Baxter

I grew up in Plimmerton the youngest of 4 children. I attended Plimmerton Primary school and then went to Kapiti College where I enjoyed hockey, badminton & running cross country. I went to Victoria University in 1982 and obtained a Commerce Degree, and went on to become a chartered accountant.   During the year of 1991  God spoke very clearly to me about going to Bible College I was not keen at all – this had not been on my…
Community Groups

Alistair and Lynda Eves

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