When they married in 1989 Steve was about to enter his final year of theological training, so since then they have been in various areas of ministry and service together both in the UK and abroad. In 2015 they answered God’s call on their lives to live & serve in Wellington and have seen the church here move location and change identity into the community you can see today. They took the initial Eldership / Leadership roles until we grew together in love and understanding of the gifts we have at work in our community. Steve has an apostolic / teaching gifting and Larisa’s heart is a pastoral / encourager, and together they have a ministry in hospitality too.
They have two daughters. Christina who is married to Jon and they live in Thornbury with Pippa their daughter ( yes that makes Steve & Larisa very blessed grandparents 😀 ). Sophia is married to Toby and they are seeking God’s direction for the right base to live in as they have very active lives in music and photography that means a lot of travel.