Meet our Church Clergy and Leadership people

Reverend Sue Beverly Vicar

Reverend Sue Beverly

Sue has been Vicar of St John's Ōtūmoetai since December 2019. She is an experienced parish priest who has served in several places, including Wales and England. For her, the life and work of a parish priest is both a joy and a privilege.

Reverend Sue Beverly Vicar

Reverend Sue Genner
Priest Assistant

Sue was ordained deacon in November 2019 and priest in November 2020. She serves the parish as Priest Assistant while continuing her theological training. Her love of music led to her involvement with the music group. Sue has been living in Tauranga since 2016 and is also a part-time GP in Pyes Pa. 


Lynda Wallace Parish Administrator

Lynda Wallace
Parish Administrator

Lynda Wallace is our Parish Administrator. If you require information regarding our church, facilities or want to be pointed in the right direction then Lynda is the one to contact either by phone or email.

Bill Aldridge Vicars' Warden

Bill Aldridge
Vicar's Warden

As Vicar’s Warden, Bill's main role, along with the People’s Warden, is to be a lay leader of the parish, to liaise with Vestry and to to support the Vicar. The Vicar's Warden has a particular role in standing alongside and supporting the Vicar and in caring for the Vicar's well-being, as well as that of staff.

Viv Heimann Peoples Warden

Roger Clark
People's Warden

As People’s Warden, Roger's main role, along with the Vicar’s Warden, is to be a lay leader of the parish, to liaise with Vestry and to support the Vicar. The People’s Warden should also be generally available so parishioners may speak to them about any concerns. 

Angela Stensness Children Family

Angela Stensness
Children & Family Coordinator

Angela is the Children and Families Coordinator at St John's. She enjoys the opportunity to help nurture and grow the faith of young people and their families within our parish and local community. Find out more about young people and family activities on our Messy Church page.

Shelley Varnam
Community Activities Coordinator

Shelley is responsible for developing and supporting our activities in the community for older adults. This includes our Golden Age afternoons for residents from local retirement villages. Shelley also supports our early childhood Playgroup.

Debbie Allan
Playgroup Leader

Debbie is responsible for our early childhood Playgroup. She enjoys providing a wide range of play activities, stories and music for children in a safe, friendly environment and giving parents and caregivers the opportunity to meet and socialise. 

Where you can find us

Phone: 07 576-9923

Our Office is at
St John's Anglican Church
94 Bureta Road
Otumoetai, Tauranga 3110