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Meet the Team

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Mike Enright

Interim Pastor

I’ve been at Northgate since June 2023, in an interim role, aiming to help prepare the church for a ‘new season’, when a new leader or leaders are appointed.

 

I’ve been married to Lorraine, my best friend, for 44 years. We’ve been involved in pastoral ministry for 42 of those years, having sensed God’s call to ministry together before we were married. We’ve lived on the Coast for 15 years, in 2 different spells. We have 5 adult children – 1 in Japan, 2 in Australia and 2 in New Zealand – and 3 grandsons – 1 in Japan and 2 in New Zealand. As well as pastoring on the Coast, we’ve also spent a number of years in New Plymouth and Wellington.

 

I love Jesus and I love His Church … And I love being a Pastor – it’s what I was made for.

 

I also love my family, and being a Dad and a Grandad – that’s been the highlight of my life! And I love sport (Go the Hurricanes, the Warriors, the Phoenix, and Manchester United!), travel, music and food.

 

Lorraine and I are really enjoying being part of Northgate, and seeing the exciting things God is doing with and through the wonderful people of this church community.

Ian Lamont

Interim Associate Pastor

“Megan and I have made Northgate home for the past 15 years and I’ve been on staff part time for the past 10 years. 

We have three adult children, love adventure and taking risks for Jesus.  You will find us round the place either leading worship, up-front MC’ing, preaching or praying for people. 

Northgate is a wonderful place to do life!”

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Jess Lovatt-Veale

Associate Pastor

Youth & Worship

Jess has been part of our Northgate community as an Associate Pastor since early 2022 and has over 15 years of ministry experience behind her. She is super passionate about the church being a place where everyone belongs and has a particular heart for seeing rangatahi (youth) know, experience and share the love of Jesus.

 

When Jess is not hanging out with teenagers or leading worship on Sunday mornings, you’ll find her paddle boarding at the beach, at a musical, playing netball, or making music. 

 

Jess’ key areas of involvement at Northgate include, youth, young adults, worship music, baptism and community outreach, but her heart is to be a disciple of Jesus and point people towards Him. 

Diney Adams

Kids Church Team Leader and Community Ministries

My name’s Diney and I’ve lived here on the sunny Coast for two years alongside my husband and three young children, who can be found running around the Church most Sunday mornings. I’m a trained primary school teacher with a passion for seeing the living word of the Gospel take root in the hearts of our children.

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Chloe Fitzgibbon

Nest and Hatch Team Leader

Hi! I'm Chloe! A little info about me.. I've been a part of Northgate kids'' ministry for over 10 years!

 

I currently work full time as a registered nurse. When I'm not working, you'll find me painting, drawing, or baking (hit me up if you want a cake!) 
 

I've got a passion for nurturing our youngest Northgate's.

At Northgate we provide them with a fun and exciting environment where they can learn about the everlasting love of Jesus, and the true power of the gospel.

 

So, if you love a good craft, play and Jesus, you have come to the right place! 

Shannon Mawdsley

Youth Ministry Pastoral Support

I have been a member at Northgate Baptist for 7 years and this is my second season of being on staff. I led pastoral care and hospitality in 2018-2020 and am now supporting Jess and the youth ministry leaders.

I love working in a team, discerning where God is at work and partnering with this, so more of God's kingdom comes here on earth.

 

I live in community with Andrew and Susannah Connolly at Peacemakers Retreat Center and am involved with leading retreats and offering Spiritual Direction. 

 

My two adult children live in Auckland and I love hanging out with them and also spending time with my Mum. Other hobbies I enjoy are gardening, writing, painting, photography and anything at the beach or in the water.

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Jo Sargent

Admin Awesomeness!

Jo Sargent is the dedicated Office Administrator at Northgate Baptist Church, which she has attended for the past 18 years. In her role for the past 9 years, Jo is the organizational backbone of the church, ensuring its seamless operation and fostering a sense of community among its members.

With a genuine passion for the Church and its people, Jo takes pride in keeping everyone informed and connected.

 

Beyond her commitment to Northgate, Jo celebrates 30 years of marital bliss with her wonderful husband, Grant. Their family extends to include their daughter, Cailin, who has one final year at Orewa College, and their loyal companion, Chipper, a dog with an undeniable love for Orewa Beach. Jo's passion for both her church and family shines through in her work, making her an integral part of the Northgate community. 

Tommy

AV and Worship Team Coordinator

Tommy has been a part of Northgate for over 8 years and on Staff since 2020.

With an extensive background in music and live performance,

He is definitely a bit of a character!

Tommy is the Coordinator of the AV Team and the Worship Team.

Northgate is his extended family and he is very happy to work along side such

wonderful and gifted people and to be a part of the Team! :)

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Dion Hearfield 

Maintenance Man Extraordinaire!

If it needs fixing... Dion is the Man!

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