Meet our Staff and Key Leaders

Murray & Michelle

Smith

Murray & Michelle moved to Cambridge from Auckland in 2001, and took on the role of Senior Leaders of the church in 2003. They have 6 children. Murray was involved in church leadership for many years in Auckland.

Richard & Robby Berghan

Richard & Robby had a strong involvement with this church a number of years ago before leaving to train and serve overseas in a missions context. After 7 years in Tajikistan, they returned to NZ in 2001 when Richard worked as a social worker in Tokoroa. Robby works as a registered nurse. They joined the leadership team in 2009. Together they oversee Small Groups ministry and leadership development. They have 5 children.

Richard’s current role includes the role of community pastor, as well as running Project Arahanga; a ministry aimed at helping in particular ‘at risk’ Maori youth and their families in our community.

Crispin & Bernette Bernard

Crispin & Bernie have been faithfully involved in this church for over 25 years. In that time they have had a number of ministries including children church, small groups, middle

school and youth groups. Their heart and commitment to see Bridges become everything God would have the church to be is very evident in the way they love and serve people. They have 3 children.

 

Dave & Jess Maugham

Dave & Jess Maugham lead the youth group ministry and have strong pastoral hearts. A couple with 3 young children they have busy lives yet are strongly focussed on making a positive difference in the lives of others. Having Dave in our leadership team (ably supported by Jess) is an expression of our desire to go after growing and developing younger emerging leaders and be an effective multi-generational church.

Practical Helps

Graham & Lynette Aish

Graham & Lynette both grew up in the district and have also lived here for their entire married life. They have a passion for welcoming and integrating new people into the

church, and oversee the ‘deacons’ group in the church. For a number of years Lynette has been responsible for the Clothing Exchange. Graham & Lynette have 4 children.

Project Arahanga

Richard Berghan

Richard is leads "Project Arahanga" which has been initiated to make a difference in our community especially among Maori people. To provide answers in areas of identified need with the aim of preventing casualties rather than rehabilitating casualties.

Worship Team Leader

Malcolm Aish

The aspect of praise and worship is a high value within the overall expressions that form a part of Bridges Church. We are very fortunate to have Malcolm Aish leading a large team of gifted musicians, singers and technical support people. Malcolm has had extensive involvement as a musician in a range of contexts and his skill set and ability in leading the team is a fantastic gift to Bridges.

Office Staff

Bernette Bernard & Adrienne Windsor

Bernette Bernard is our office administrator, with Adrienne Windsor being a ‘part-time’ member of our 'admin team’.

When you call Bridges church one of these ladies is likely to be the friendly voice on the phone, and they will do their best to help you or point you in the right direction.

Trustees

 

The Synergy (Cambridge) Trust - the legal entity behind Bridges - has as its Trustees:

 

Kim Hopping

Ray Badger

Murray Smith
Lynda Matthews

& Bernette Bernard