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

Glen Morris  –  Tauranga
Simon Cayzer – Palmerston North
Sharon Paine -Wellington
Faye Keating – Auckland
Lynton and Philippa Brocklehurst – Christchurch
Tim and Leah Simpson – Christchurch

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.

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

Christchurch

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

Christchurch

I am the Navigators Christchurch City Director and I live with my wife, Philippa, in the city that rocks (literally): Christchurch! Philippa and I have been involved with Navs from the 1970’s through to the present day working with students, workers, couples, families and older people in the community. It has been a wonderful adventure! We’ve focused on trying to really help a few people in depth, and we’ve encouraged them to do the same. As a result, it has been a great privilege to see people in many different settings go on to make their contribution to God’s kingdom in a wide variety of ways. Everyone has to give their life to something; this is what we give ours to… and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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) and as an associate chaplain (Stowe).

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 with International students through teaching ESOL courses. We continue as Associate Staff and part of the wider Navigators Community.

Sandy and Judy Fairservice

Christchurch

Judy and Sandy have spent two lifetimes in The Navigators, Judy since 1961 and Sandy since 1966. Judy was a founding member in the British work and the New Zealand work. Sandy came to Christ through one of the New Zealand founder Joe Simmons’ disciples. We have personally discipled many from conversion onwards, and seen them find their place to serve in God’s kingdom. Sandy spent 30 years in Navigator communications and has written three Navigator history books, among others. Today we have a wide community ministry through our personal networks, evangelising and mentoring one by one and in groups. Sandy is currently active in Christian radio at missions and microphone level. Together we bear and practise the Navigator vision of generational discipling among the lost.

Allan & Maureen Goulstone

Christchurch

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

Auckland

For us, a phrase in our Mission Statement nails what we’re on about: raising spiritual generations of labourers living and discipling among the lost. That defines our contribution. We have a number of roles – Faye is involved in Auckland helping women find and follow Jesus. Logan gives oversight to our mission in Auckland City, works with Glen (ND) and our Board in financing field staff and new initiatives and is currently leading our Town & Country network. And on a local level, together with others, we are enthusiastic about exploring how urban community can move the Good News deeper into our part of Auckland.

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 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 recently finished the role as NZ National Director and now have a role as a member of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Team. Together this team leads and serves the various Navigator works throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Amongst other things, I particularly love to help people understand themselves and their world better so that they can make their unique God-given contribution to the world.

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

Auckland

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 into Auckland 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.