BA (Theol), M.Div (Hons), Dip.Bib.S
When I was about 18 I went through a major time of trying to figure out who God was, and therefore who I was in relation to Him. I had been living in Hamilton for two years attending Waikato Polytech. During this time I got pretty lost. In a wild way, God drew me to the NZ Assembly Bible School, where He began to open my eyes to his radical love for me. After working for the NZ Dairy Group (Fontera) as a computer nerd for three years, I then went to Moody Bible institute and completed a B.A in Theology, and then an MDiv at Denver Seminary. I returned to NZ and pastored a church in Cambridge for eight years, before starting here at Pathways College mid-2008.
I have a passion for presenting the Bible in a relevant and applicable way. Therefore, I love the combination of study and ministry that Pathways offers students and churches.
ONLINE COURSES COORDINATOR
M.A. (Theol/Couns), B.A. (Theol) (Hons)
She may be head honcho of our online courses—but Josephine's own theological education began long before online was even "a thing". Back when "the web" meant a spider's home, Jose studied theology at both Moody Bible Institute and Denver Seminary for seven years. Before all that, she was raised in New Zealand in a committed Christian household. She herself came to faith as a kid, continuing a legacy of evangelical faith that goes back 4–5 generations.
Jose joined Pathways Online in 2014 during its infancy. She counts it a real privilege to have been involved with the online programme from its planning stages right through to today, where it's a thriving and diverse community of learners. What does she love so much about it? She loves making theological formation accessible to everyone—men and women from all ages and stages of life—in whatever way works best for them
PA TO THE PRINCIPAL, OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Julie-Ann has worked in the education sector – from early childhood through to tertiary – all within the Christian framework. She feels it is her privilege to be a part of the Pathways team as they work together to glorify God.
Julie-Ann grew up in a family who honoured God. She has always been aware of his sovereignty. She personally committed her life to Him as a young adult and sees this as being the single most amazing decision ever. Her and her husband love living in the Bay of Plenty and are actively involved in their local church and their wider community.
People are what matter to Julie-Ann. They energise her, motivate her and empower her to live life well. She thrives in community and actively pursues quality relationships.
I have had the privilege of working for a number of education providers in recent years. My main focus has been teaching and academic administration, and it's the things I've learnt from these experiences that I now apply at Pathways. Inevitably, working at different learning centres has led me to compare how well Pathways stacks up against equally good colleges. A stand-out for me is the awesome one-on-one pastoral care and support each student receives. It's possibly the best I've seen.
REGISTRAR AND PASTORAL CARE COORDINATOR
Cert. Min. Dev., Dip CM
My passion is pastoral care. Drawing on previous Christian studies, a number of years as a mum to 4 now-adult children, and time in ministry, I get excited at being able to nurture and care for the students at Pathways. It's so rewarding seeing them develop spiritually as they seek out what exactly it is that God wants for their lives.
This is what Pathways is all about. Students getting to know God more, building Christian character, preparing for life ministry. I'm so pleased to have been provided the opportunity to contribute to that.