Staff and Elders

Hamish Baxter – Pastoral Leader
‘I believe the Church exists for those who are not yet in it. It is called to work alongside God in his aim of making himself known in the communities we are planted in. The church’s presence should make the local community a better place to live, work, play, and even to die – because God is at work there to establish his kingdom.’
Hamish has a mix of church and corrections work experience, and is part way through a Doctor of Ministry through Fuller Theological Seminary (Los Angeles). He serves on the governance boards of Prison Fellowship New Zealand and of Carey Baptist College.
Hamish is married to Cheryl, they have three boys, and two dogs (a miniature schnauzer and a standard schnauzer).

Mike Crudge – Elder

Coming Soon

Soana Douglas – Elder (Chair)

Soana Douglas is a mum to 2 boys and 1 girl. She is married to Carl and they are both passionate about working in the kingdom. She is also in the worship team and assists in Royal Oak Playgroup which is operational twice a week. Soana loves reading and singing

Kathleen Martin

Kathleen Martin is a retired administrator who is passionate about seeing others grow in their giftings and faith. During her time at ROBC, Kathleen has been a home group leader and assisted with a variety of events. Kathleen has two adult daughters, loves hand crafts and spending time with her extended family.