Rodney LakeRodney Lake

Board Member, National Director

Rodney speaks at churches, youth groups, Christian schools and to non-believers at outreach events around the country on the reasons why Christianity is true. He is an adjunct apologetics lecturer at Faith Bible College and also teaches an ‘Introduction to Christianity’ course to non-Christian parents at Bethlehem College.  He is passionate about seeing people loving and seeking God with all their mind, developing a resilient faith that is supported with solid reasons to believe, while confidently and graciously sharing that faith with others.

Colin BoothColin Booth

Chairperson

Colin Booth (MSc Hons, Dip Tch) is a family man, Christian businessman, investor and Company Director. He works as a Project Manager principally in the commercial and industrial investment market. He has served in a number of church and community organisations, several of them in a governance roll – including: Presbyterian Church Elder, Fruit of the Pacific, Pregnancy Choice and past Board Chair of Bethlehem College.

Mark PowellMark Powell

Board Member, Director of Ministry Development

Mark is perhaps best known as the former CEO of The Warehouse Group (which includes The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7), who questioned CEO salaries, significantly increased frontline pay with the Career Retailer Wage and took R18 games and DVD’s off the shelves. Mark also has a degree in Theology and a passion for wanting to help Christians have a confident faith, where they know not just what they believe, but why they believe it. Mark serves on the board of Thinking Matters and is also our Director of Ministry Development. He will also complete a Masters in Christian apologetics from Biola University in 2016.

John NorsworthyJohn Norsworthy

Board Member

John has taught in secondary and primary schools, and in the tertiary sector, Bible colleges and teacher education for over 45 years. He has served on curriculum committees and professional development in both the state and Christian sectors. He served as secretary to the NZ Association for Christian Schools for twenty years. He has authored two books, Why Culture Matters, a Biblical approach to things cultural, and Educating our Children Faithfully, a history of the NZ Christian School movement. He currently is an adjunct lecturer at Faith Bible College. He is passionate about the influence of the biblical revelation on all areas of human life.