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)
I grew up in Cambridge with Christian parents and, at a young age, made my own step of faith to trust in Jesus' sacrifice for me. After studying and then working a number of years in the field of Architectural Draughting, I decided, with my husband, to go into full-time study of Theology. We moved to the United States and studied there full-time for several years - I studied Theology, and then Theology and Counselling.
God has grown me into a greater and greater understanding and experience of the real freedom and joy in having a close relationship with Him, and He continues to do so. He has given me a passion for His Word, the Bible, and I am really excited about the opportunities that He is opening up through Pathways for more and more people to be able to study the Bible and grow in their understanding of and relationship with Him.
I find the balance that Pathways encourages of studying God, growing in Him through the encouragement of personal mentors, and applying this all in life and ministry, to be something I am really thankful to be a part of.
PA TO THE PRINCIPAL, OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Having grown up in a family who honoured God, I have always been aware of his sovereignty. To personally commit my life to Him has been the single most amazing decision ever. My family and I love life here in the Bay of Plenty and are actively involved in our local church and our wider community.
People are what matter to me. They energise me, motivate me and empower me to live life well. I thrive in community and actively pursue quality relationships.
I have worked in the Education sector – from Early Childhood through to Tertiary – all within the Christian framework. It's a privilege to be a part of the Pathways team as we work together to glorify God in all we do.
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.
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.
DIRECTOR OF MINISTRY TRAINING
BCS, MA in Theology, PhD in Theology
Richard Goodwin began teaching at Pathways in 2014. He is currently also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary in Los Angeles. He earned a PhD in Theology (Otago) and an MA in Theology (Fuller). His doctoral thesis explored the intersection of faith and movies, and he is interested in the ways Christians engage the wider culture, especially with respect to the arts and pop culture. Prior to theological study, Richard served as a youth pastor for seven years at Raleigh Street Christian Centre in Cambridge.