Board & Staff
Ian Kuperus (chair)
Ian is the founder of Tax Management NZ Ltd, having worked closely with Inland Revenue Department to develop legislation allowing pooling of tax payments by an intermediary. Ian has over sixteen years of corporate tax experience, and led the tax teams of Fonterra, the New Zealand Dairy Board and National Bank. Ian supports various social entrepreneurship initiatives in NZ and overseas and established the Wilberforce Foundation.
Chris joined World Vision (NZ) in January 2010 as CEO. Prior to that, he spent 22 years in the health sector in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and with the World Health Organisation in Europe. Most recently he was CEO of Hawke’s Bay District Health Board. He is also the first Praxis Visiting Scholar at Green Templeton College, Oxford University; Trustee of Te Whakaora Tangata Trust; and Vice President of Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship. He is married to Karen and they have two young adult sons.
Jonathan is the senior pastor at Greenlane Christian Centre, a multi-cultural, multi-generational church in Auckland. Jonathan is a visionary, a gifted teacher and a life-long learner. He is passionate about people coming to know Jesus Christ and building a strong community of believers that go into their communities, impacting them for the kingdom of God. He is married to Robyn and they have 4 children.
Born and raised in Tauranga, Sam has always had a deep care for the community. He joined the team at Christians Against Poverty in 2014 and is now their General Manager. He is passionate about helping Kiwi families through CAP’s services and desires to see the church at the centre of radical change in Aotearoa. Having completed the Arrow programme in 2016, Sam is passionate to see other developing leaders get the input that they need. He and his wife currently have one child and reside in Auckland.
Val was born in the Waikato, studied Economic History at Victoria University and then completed a B.Div at Laidlaw College. She taught History and Economics at Macleans College before moving up an age group to work with university students. From 2002 to 2014 Val worked as TSCF’s Head of Student Ministries. She has a Masters in Education focussing on women in leadership of not-for-profits. From 2014–18 Val was campus director at Laidlaw College’s Manukau branch. She is now a learning and organisational consultant.
Grant has led Windsor Park Baptist Church since October 2008 after leading Northpoint Baptist Church in New Plymouth for seven years. He was a banker before God led a change of career. Grant is also chaplain to the SkyCity NZ Breakers Basketball club, and chairs the boards of Carey Baptist College and Freeset International Limited. Grant and Jo have been married for 26 years and they have four young-adult children.
Amy is the senior pastor at Cashmere New Life, a diverse faith community in south Christchurch. She enjoys the challenge of communicating and journeying with others in the shared pursuit of forming a community of people who seek to hear what God is saying. She completed the Arrow programme in 2014. Amy is married to Bevan and they have two children.
Chris Grantham, Director of Arrow Leadership NZ, has extensive leadership experience across many Christian agencies including TSCF and Interserve, and within his local church. Chris has degrees in commerce and theology, and previously worked as an accountant and school teacher. He is well regarded as a public speaker and writer, and penned the best-selling book, The Kiwi Bible. Chris and his wife Jocelyn have two adult children and three grandchildren. Email Chris here.
Alana Ramsay is Operations Manager for Arrow Leadership NZ and the Wilberforce Foundation. She has studied in the areas of geography, sociology and counselling, and has previously worked for World Vision, Interserve and Laidlaw College. Alana is an active member of her local Baptist church and is passionate about encouraging and equipping women in leadership. She lives in Auckland with her husband and two teenage children. She is currently participating in the Arrow Emerging Leaders Programme in Australia in their 22nd cohort. Email Alana here.
David Lyle Morris
David is a singer, songwriter and worship leader, and has worked as a concert performer, worship leader and session singer in many countries. He is worship leader at The Upper Room church in Auckland and he lectures on leading worship, training and equipping leaders around New Zealand. David recorded his latest album, Aurora Wonder in Lapland, and is always looking for fresh opportunities to sing this material around the nations. He grew up in a NZ military family and lived in the USA, Fiji and the UK during his childhood. He developed a love for people, their music and sport through these experiences, and through his fieldwork experience on drinking water supply in the remote islands of Fiji. David is married to Liz and together they have two adult sons.
Rob is the Senior Pastor at Hutt City Baptist Church, in Lower Hutt. He has pastored churches in New Zealand, Australia and the United States and has a CV that includes two church plants. Rob has degrees in medical science and theology. He is a commercial aviation hobbyist (from photography to scale model collecting), loves all things Apple and is a die-hard member of Liverpool Football Club. He completed the Arrow programme in 2014. Rob is married to Monica, and they have three daughters.
Rebecca is in her 15th year of being ordained and commissioned as a Salvation Army officer, and over that time she has worked in many different areas of the organisation. Currently based in Auckland, she was appointed as Service Development Officer; Addictions, Supportive Accommodation and Reintegration Services (ASARS) in January 2018, and has enjoyed the diversity in ministry and thinking that this appointment has brought. In her spare time she loves to travel, spend time with family and friends, and drink tea. Rebecca completed the Arrow programme in 2016.