Sam and Michelle are the founding and Lead Pastors of O2 Church which launched 17 March 2017.
Both originally from the North Shore in Auckland, they have spent the past 14 years on the Kapiti Coast, and in Dec 2015 they relocated their family to Tauranga to begin to prepare for the launch of O2.
They first met at a youth camp called Summer Harvest in Whangarei in 1998, and have been married for 13 years. Sam & Michelle have four children. Zuri 8, Taliah 7, Levi 5 and Hudson 1.
On staff as Youth Pastors at Connect Church for 11.5 years (previously Meadows) on the Kapiti Coast, they held a variety of portfolios, but their main passion is seeing people develop into their full potential. Their previous roles also include being the National Youth Leaders for New Life Churches NZ & overseeing other NZ wide outreach initiatives.
Sam loves: family, surfing, kitesurfing, stand up paddle boarding, coffee & meeting people in cafes.
Michelle loves: Keeping active & healthy, spending quality time with friends, movies and great books, meeting new people and taking the family on outdoor adventures.
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