Josephine Barrow Online Courses Coordinator Pathways College

DR. FRANCINE BENNETT

PRINCIPAL
EdD, MEdAdmin (Hons), BA, Dip.Tchg.

Francine joined Pathways College in 2020. Prior to this she was involved in teaching in the Secondary Programme as well as the Masters Programme at  Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, and even earlier to this, she spent the 15 years as Principal of KingsWay School in Auckland. The focus of her research for her thesis was on school leadership and succession planning. Francine has been committed to Christian education for over 35 years and is passionate about seeing students and teachers empowered to reach their potential in all their endeavours. She loves most sports and has an eclectic taste in music, drama and the arts. Francine enjoys a full and varied life; fun, food and fellowship are mandatory.

​DR. Richard Goodwin

DIRECTOR OF MINISTRY TRAINING 
PhD in Theology, MA in Theology, BCS

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.

Helen Hartfield Registrar and Pastoral Care Coordinator Pathways College

HELEN TAIT

REGISTRAR AND PASTORAL CARE COORDINATOR
Dip CM, Cert. Min. Dev.

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.

Julie-Ann Finn PA to the Principal Office Administrator Pathways College

JULIE-ANN FINN

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. 

Jessica Locke

Marketing Coordinator
BBUS (Marketing/Public Relations), DipCM, IMNZ

Jess has a wonderful husband of five years and she has an infectious desire to communicate her faith in Christ, in a fresh and relatable way to the world! Jess was brought up in a Christian home and loves her relationship with God. Her passion for making a Christ-impact in the world gets put to good use here at Pathways. Jess is our marketing ace!

She joined our team after having completed a Bachelor of Business in  Marketing and a Diploma in Christian Ministry. Her formal education in marketing and in ministry make her an ideal fit for Pathways. Prior to Pathways, Jess worked extensively in sales (clothing, lighting, arts and media).

Before moving back permanently to Aotearoa New Zealand as a teenager, Jess grew up in Indonesia and so speaks fluent Bahasa Indonesia, as well as English. She was brought up in a Christian home and loves her relationship with God. 

Jess is actively involved with Christian community, and local arts scene in Tauranga. She loves cooking, surfing, hiking the mount, road trips, food and friends.   

Josephine Barrow Online Courses Coordinator Pathways College

JOSEPHINE BARROW

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.

Stephen Hartfield Academic Dean Pathways College

STEPHEN HARTFIELD

ACADEMIC DEAN
BComp.Syst., DipCM

Perhaps the biggest motivator in my work at Pathways is seeing people reach their full potential, especially those that have missed opportunities or have had their life options limited in some way. What makes this so rewarding for me is being part of a team that actively encourages people, irrespective of their background, to mature into great Christian workers. In turn these are the people that will one day go on to help others just like them.

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.

Rosie Devery

School of Worship Leading Coordinator
BMus (Jazz Perf), DipCM

Rosie Devery grew up in Auckland as well as spending much of her childhood in India. Growing up in a missionary family with an undeniable sense of the presence of God led to the personal joy of knowing there is nothing better than a life lived with Jesus!

Rosie oversees the School of Worship Leading (SOWL) which Pathways launched in 2012. She started worship leading while studying a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at Auckland University. After a distinct prompting from God during a Sunday morning service she got involved in the leadership of the worship team at her home church, and ended up being a SOWL student herself in 2014. God eventually led Rosie into ministry as a Worship Pastor at Lifezone Church until 2017, and as Tauranga Hub Leader for Worship Central NZ.

SOWL takes worship leaders on an incredible journey of growth as they wrestle with what worship is, what worship leading is, and what that means for the Church today. Rosie is passionate about seeing worship leaders around Aotearoa empowered and inspired to lead God's people in true, Spirit-filled worship.

 

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