Simon Cayzer

National Director

Tēnā tatou katoa. Juliet and I live just out of Ashhurst near Palmerston North. Our two children, Andrew and Rebecca, now live and work in other cities. Juliet and I met the Navigators while studying at Massey University and both benefited a great deal from the practical help, friendship and community we experienced during our student years. In life we seek to pass these things on to others as we have opportunity.

Prior to stepping into the National Director role, I was Head of Fergusson Hall of Residence for Massey students, a role I enjoyed for 17 years. I also work occasionally as a mediator, something I enjoy a great deal.

National Board

Mike Paine (Chairperson) – Wellington
Simon Cayzer (National Director) – Palmerston North
Logan Keating (Staff Represetative) – Auckland
John MacClure (Navs Office Administrator)  –  Christchurch
Alistair McNaughton – Auckland
Jill Robertson – Paeroa
                                                  Colin Eason –  Christchurch

National Leadership Team

Simon Cayzer – Palmerston North
Sharon Paine -Wellington
Faye Keating – Auckland
Lynton and Philippa Brocklehurst – Christchurch
                                                  Tim and Leah Simpson – Christchurch
                                                  Brian and Amy Wachter – Auckland (not in photo)

AKL iEdge Team

Auckland - Pasifika and University Student Ministry

Samantha Mathews
Taylor Nixon
Kristina Wagner
Rachel Waid
Kate Young

Hello, we’re the iEDGE team! We’re all Americans but we’re all from different states in the US. We all joined the Navigators at university and after we graduated from university we decided to join the Navigators as full-time staff. We all met when we were placed on the New Zealand staff team, and now we live and work in Auckland and we love it! We all have different stories of how we came to believe in Jesus, but we do have this in common: a love for God and a passion for university students to know Him.

Kristina and Sam are staying for an additional year while Kate, Rachel and Taylor are returning to the US after serving in NZ for two years. We are looking forward to receiving four new iEdgers late January 2018; Cassandra Thornburg, Daniel Ostraat, Ethan Zimmerman and Sharon Parker who will be in Auckland for two years

Des & Mercia Barton

Town and Country

Farming has been our life. It was on the farm that Des came to faith and together we began our journey with God that continues today. While on the farm up North we encountered people involved in The Navigators and have been involved ever since. The contribution that God has given us is taking to Gospel to friends and acquaintances and as they come to faith, discipling them to become life long followers of Jesus. We have seen God at work in this way through our children and grandchildren, they in turn being used in the lives of others. Having sold the farm, we now give much of our time to visiting, encouraging and equipping people in the Navigator Town and Country network across the New Zealand countryside.

Peter & Annette Beavon


We live in Christchurch, where we are fortunate to have our three children, two of them married, still living close by. We are engaged in “living and discipling among the lost” with a team of wonderful younger people. We seek to share and live out the gospel in community, supporting one another in being transformed from the world’s ways to Kingdom ways of thinking and behaving, and building connections with each other’s friends to allow them to see Kingdom values being lived out amongst them. We have sought to build a community based on love and serving, in which our friends who don’t yet know Jesus personally can also find a place of belonging. “Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.” (1 Thessalonians 2:8) As an extension of this, God seems to keep giving us the privilege of bringing these friends to live in our home for a period. Our prayer and heart’s desire is to see all these people experiencing the love, joy and freedom of knowing God intimately, and passing this on to their friends.

Lynton & Philippa Brocklehurst


We have been on Navigator staff since the 1970’s working at various times with students, graduates, couples, families, older people and the marginalized. We currently serve on the National Leadership team, the Christchurch City Team and a National Leader Development team. We have broad involvement in the Navigator mission in Christchurch – mentoring and giving spiritual direction to individuals and couples, event planning, providing hospitality and hosting visitors.

Stowe & Sarah Campbell

Christchurch - University Students

We are student staff at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch since November of 2015. We and our three sons moved to New Zealand from Eugene, Oregon where we ran the Navigator ministry at the University of Oregon. In total, Sarah and I have been working with students for over a decade now. We love the opportunity to come alongside students and help them figure out things with God, life, and everything in between. The years spent at university shape a person for the rest of their life so we believe this to be a valuable time. This work has been a real blessing for us over the years and we’re very excited to continue in this capacity at UC. We also have a heart for those who do not know Christ and work to find new opportunities to engage with them so they would encounter the Savior. In addition, we serve on the Christchurch City Team while also occupying positions on campus at the UC Rec Centre (Sarah), as an associate chaplain (Stowe) and Stowe is also the Director of the Navigators Biblical Studies program (USA).

Jim & Selene Chew

Asia-Pacific Missions Mentor

We are Singaporeans who live in Wellington. We have served with the Navigators for 50 years. We share our faith with friends in our suburb. We also enjoy studying the Bible with younger couples and internationals we are mentoring. Jim’s heart is for the nations and he serves as senior mentor-encourager, coming alongside our staff in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Roger & Wanaka Clibborn

Rural Canterbury

By His grace we are still living out what we’ve learned about Knowing Christ and Making Him Known, now with our extended family in rural Canterbury, as well as working with International dairy farm workers, factory workers and students through teaching ESOL courses. We continue as Associate Staff and part of the wider Navigators Community.

Allan & Maureen Goulstone


We met The Navigators as a young Christian couple and have been on staff since 1970, serving amongst students, in administration (Allan), in community ministry with graduate couples and their families throughout the South Island, in Church Discipleship ministry in New Zealand and Singapore, and with internationals living in New Zealand (Maureen). Though born and coming to faith in the North Island, Christchurch became our home in 1973. Currently we are encouraging disciple making in our church and with individuals.

Logan & Faye Keating


There is a phrase in our Navigator Calling statement that continues to energises us in making our contribution to Navigator Mission – “spiritual generations of labourers living and discipling among the lost”. Our Navigator staff role is currently half time and largely focussed to partnering with other locals to move the Good News of Jesus and his Kingdom into our community. We have local initiatives with men, women, couples, school children, intermediate and high school students. These various groups are meeting places where the Bible has a central role in laying faith foundations, developing relationships of trust. encouraging discipleship and helping people become life long labourers. Meeting with individuals is a significant part of this.
Beyond our local community we continue to lead the Navigator Auckland 20s & 30s group and the national rural network, Town and Country. Faye serves on the National Leadership Team and Logan is on the Navigator Board.

Peter Molloy

Palmerston North – University Students

I was involved with the Navigators in Christchurch while studying engineering. During that time many people walked alongside me as I learnt to relate to God and understand His purposes for my life. In 2016 I moved to Palmerston North to restart the Navigator work at Massey University. As I work with students I hope to help them connect their personal life story to God and experience the richness and fullness of relationship that He desires to have with us. I also work part time as an Engineer and enjoy showers.

Glen and Ann-Marie Morris

Asia Pacific-Leadership Team

Talofa lava! I live in Tauranga with my wife, Ann-Marie, and we have four kids. I’ve been working with The Navigators for more than 20 years now and I love my job. I am on the Asia-Pacific Leadership Team. Together this team leads and serves the various Navigator works throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Amongst other things, I enjoy helping people connect the Good News story of the Bible with their everyday lives, as well as helping them understand themselves and their world better so that they can make their unique God-given contribution to the world.

Sharon Paine

National Communications

I am based in Wellington and have been involved with the Navigators since 1997 when I married Mike. We have 2 sons Jack, 16 and Josh 14 as well as Mikes daughter Shannan who is 25. For the last 15 years I’ve worked in government in project management and change leadership roles – I spend a lot of time influencing others and organising stuff. For me the important thing is to get the detail done but not get lost in it – I need to keep the end/big picture in mind. These days my focus at work is on role modelling my Christian values like integrity, compassion, hard work, honesty, friendship, acceptance and love… and getting my job done!
I think we all do this differently depending on our gifts and where God has placed us. It’s not just about ministry roles Acts 17:26-27 says God decides exact place and time for each of us. I believe God has chosen this time and place for me. God has gifted me with administration, faith and wisdom… its taken me a while to get a handle on this – I loved the idea of faith but I didn’t want administration (I wanted to be a leader), I didn’t feel wise (I didn’t feel nearly scholarly or thoughtful enough!). Understanding my gifts has helped me to see how I can serve God. I think we all serve differently – none more or less valuable than others. Given the time and place God has put me in and my gifts – I feel called to work as an insider role modelling my Christian values and sharing my faith when I can!
To this end I joined the NLT in 2017 where I enjoy using my work experience in strategy development, communications and project management to support Simon’s leadership and contribute to the future of the Navigators. I also head communications for the Navigators. My vision is to enable us all to easily access tools that we can then use to live out our Navigator vision.

Franziskia Plimmer

Hello! I’ve just graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Commerce and have been with the Navigators since 2015 when I first started University. I am doing a one-year Navigator Student Internship which involves meeting up with students to direct their lives more towards Christ, being involved in bible studies and also getting some personal development! I am so excited for the opportunity to stay on Campus. I want them to discover more about Jesus and be included in our amazing community!

Prakash Primulapathi

Graduate Mobile Alongsider

Hi there! I’ve been involved with the Navigators in Christchurch since my first year of university in 2010 and have been working as an Engineer since 2014. I have been on staff with the Navigators, supporting and mentoring recent graduates throughout the country as a mobile alongsider since 2016. I have really loved the role of being a storyteller and have a strong passion to see people be effective labourers in their contexts.

Mike & Audrey Shamy

International Vice President

I live in Auckland with my wife Audrey.  We are very fortunate to have our adult children and our Grandchildren also in Auckland.  We have been involved with The Navigators for over 40 years in a variety of roles.  In the early days both of us focused on discipling students and then young graduates before leading the New Zealand Navigators between 1989-1997.  In 1999 we moved to the United States to lead new Ministries to the major cities.  Since 2005 we have been part of the International Executive Team initially living in the US before moving back to New Zealand in 2007.  My focus today is on partnering with our Latin American leaders – encouraging, equipping and resourcing them.  I am also responsible to ensure we are identifying and developing the future international leadership community for the Navigators around the world.  We remain deeply committed to what first attracted us to the Navigator Movement –  ‘ knowing Christ , making him known and helping others do the same among those in all the nations who are yet to know the love of Christ”.

Tim & Leah Simpson

Christchurch - University Students

We have been involved in leading and discipling the students at the University of Canterbury since 2013.  We were both involved in this ministry as students and this is how we met in 1999.  Many years later, after careers as a High school Teacher (Tim) and in Politics (Leah), travelling the globe, living abroad  and 3 kids coming along, we are enjoying the challenges we experience everyday as we share Jesus with those around us.  We are both involved in mentoring and we have a passion for seeing students come to maturity in Christ and competently handling the Bible.  We also serve on the National Leadership Team shaping the future of The Navigators in New Zealand.

Graeme & Di Sterne


Hi, Di and I live in One Tree Hill, Auckland not far from our two children, their spouses and five grandchildren. We met the Navigators in the 1970s and have been motivated ever since to love God and love people. My career has been in the tertiary sector so I naturally gravitate towards helping students come to know Christ and to follow Him. Di’s network is among friends and family. God has been bringing people from many nations to New Zealand so we feel a special calling to make disciples among the nations who have come here. We have connections among international students, people of different ethnicities living in Auckland and in the Pacific Islands. Many years ago God spoke Zechariah 8:23 into my life “… ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew saying, ‘Let us go with you for we have heard that God is with you.’” We are currently involved with people from more than ten nations.

Kathryn Taylor

National Administration

I’m married to Michael and we live in Christchurch. I’ve been involved with the Navigators since 1974 and have  been on staff in various roles over the years. Currently, I help with administration and communications, working in a key support role to the National Director.

Brian & Amy Wachter

Auckland - Pasifika Students

Greetings! Amy and I, along with our four wonderful children, live in Auckland. We have been on staff full time with The Navigators for 13 years and have been involved with Navigators for over 20 years. We served as Campus Directors for the Iowa State Navigators ministry in the U.S. before transitioning to our current role of encouraging and fostering disciplemaking movements throughout the South Pacific. Our local focus is on developing future kingdom leaders amongst Pasifika students in Auckland. Our passion is to see God use us to raise up and multiply labourers for the harvest.