Our People – Profile

John and Eliza MacClure

Settlers and National Administrator

Tena koutou, tena koutou, katoa—greetings to all. We live in Christchurch and are currently house sharing with our son and daughter-in-law. Most of our family live close by and we treasure visits from our wonderful grandkids.

We’ve been involved with the Navigators since 1973. Our passion is to help people on the margins of life find and follow Jesus Christ and to experience increasingly that God is with them. They are not alone. In the 1990s, with the help of faithful co-workers, Settlers Connect began to develop communities of belonging where people could heal, change and grow. As the team coordinator, I (Eliza) work with the Settlers Connect team. Together we respond to many different opportunities and needs, explore and read the bible with seekers and new Christians, offer life coaching & counselling, community meals and connection times through TED talks, and make regular prison visits. We long to be known as ‘the rebuilder of walls and restorer of homes.’ (Isaiah 58)

I (John) also work as the NZ Navigators National Administrator, a part-time role I’ve held since 2000. I’m responsible for finances and reporting, administration, and day to day running of the Navigators office.