Board of Reference
Dr Mary DALY and Chris MARTIN
Mary is a GP practicing in South Auckland. Chris is a stay-home dad with a background in boatbuilding and tutoring in Marine Technology at Unitec NZ. They are both heavily involved in pre-marriage education. They have 4 children.
Stu and Chris HIGHT
Chris is a psychotherapist and Director of the Kumeu Therapy Centre, and pioneer of NZ’s first web-based online counseling service. She is also a radio commentator and is involved with the NZ Christian Counselors Association. Stu is a Baptist Pastor, and has also been involved in farming, youthwork, and is on several boards of community based groups. They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
Tony and Kay JURGELEIT
Tony is a retired businessman who was part-owner of a substantial apparel company, is a past member of the NZ Society of Accountants and also serves on the Boards of a number of companies including Hammer Auctions and Kiwi Self-Store. Kay is a Dental Therapist and has recently completed her degree in Education and History. They have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.
Michael and Maliena JONES
Michael is an ex-All Black, now coach of Manu Samoa, and Director of Pacific Advancement at the Auckland University of Technology. Maliena is a full-time mum. They have 2 children.
Andrew and Shereen L’ALMONT
Andrew is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Banking and Finance, and a member of New Zealand Mortgage Brokers Association. Shereen is a trained dental assistant, fitness instructor, and Administrator with Rhema Broadcasting Group. Andrew has 2 children.
Anthony and Shannon SAMUELS
Anthony is well known to the younger generation as a past presenter of TVNZ’s What Now! programme for 10 years, and is now a freelance Director and businessman. Shannon is a trained physiotherapist and full-time mum. They have 3 children.
Maurice is a lawyer / senior partner in the legal firm McVeagh Fleming. He is also Chairman of the Board of Parisian group of Companies, and Consultant Director of Isthmus Group Ltd Urban Designers and Landscape architects. He has 3 children and 7 grandchildren.
Nick and Vasa TUITASI
Nick has served with the NZ Police for the past 25 years, has worked in the area of youth at risk, and set up a programme in 1993 which became the blueprint for 45 Police projects nationwide working with at-risk youth and their families. In 1998 Nick was awarded the QSM for Services to the Community. Nick nows works as Pacific Liaison Office at the Mangere Campus of Te Wananga o Aotearoa. He is a much sought after speaker and motivator. Vasa is a part-time administrator and full-time mum. They have 3 daughters.Rev
Tavake and Heu TUPOU
Tavake is a Tongan community and church leader, broadcaster, and much sought after conference speaker. They have 4 children and have lost count of the number of grandchildren!