Who we are

Vicar

The Reverend Jordan Greatbatch

I was born in Auckland and have spent the majority of life here. It is a city that I love and I feel particularly privileged to have been able to offer ministry in this diocese. I come from a large family of boys, having three brothers from which I am second oldest.

Prior to my training for ordained ministry I worked part time in the Parish of St George’s Epsom running the young adults ministry and evening service as a lay preacher and service leader. During this period I was also studying theology part time. After completing my training at St John’s College which saw a stint at Cuddesdon College in Oxford I was a curate at All Saints Howick for 3 years prior to taking up my position here as Vicar of Birkenhead. My background also includes working for 4 years as a freelance lighting and sound technician in the Auckland theater industry. This as you may guess has always made me the first port of call for any sound system related issues!

My passions include keeping fit, watching films & live music, playing the guitar, reading, and two things that go hand in hand – cooking and eating! I’m also always up for a (good) coffee.

Wardens

Peoples Warden – Jean Green

Ph: 09 418 2609 Email: the_greenz@xtra.co.nz

Vicar’s Warden – Michael Burnell

Ph. 09 486 7595 Email: MBurnell@adhb.govt.nz

Vestry

Secetary – Jeannie Kennedy

Treasurer – Suzanne Harper

Verger – Colleen Stott

Operations Manager – Eric Bowater

Vestry Member & Sacristan – Ryan Brown-Haysom

Vestry Member – Geoff Newton