ARCC does not have a minister but runs a roster of presiders and preachers drawn both from within with the ARCC community and from a variety of affirming communities and denominations throughout Auckland.

Many have full-time positions elsewhere and generously contribute their time and energy to our church.

NB For pastoral care, please see out contact page

Click here for our current roster

Our roster of ministers includes

Helen Jacobi

Rev Dr Helen Jacobi MNZM is an Anglican priest and is the vicar of St Matthew-in-the-City. Helen has a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching (Chicago), and degrees in theology, languages, and social work. St Matthew-in-the-City seeks to be a church which reflects the diversity of Auckland city and stands with those on the margins. The focus of Helen’s work has always been the engagement of the church in society, and challenging the church to reflect better the society it operates within. Helen’s blog Spirited Edge can be found at and she tweets @RevHelenJacobi

Mark Henrickson

Mark Henrickson is Professor of Social Work at Massey, Auckland, and a registered social worker. He has published extensively on HIV, gender and sexual diversity, and on vulnerabilised and marginalised communities. Ordained priest in the Anglican Communion in 1981, he has served in both full-time parish and non-stipended roles over the years. As a gay Christian he knows it is harder to be queer and Christian than Christian and queer; yet the love of God embraces us because of who we are, not in spite of who we are. He is pleased to support the work and ministry of ARCC.

Under construction

  • Rev Anne Priestley
  • Rev Clare Barrie, Vicar St Lukes Mt Albert
  • Rev Gendi Burwell
  • Rev John McAlpine
  • Rev Keith King
  • Rev Martin Dixon
  • Rev Richard Bonifant
  • Rev Rob Kilpatrick
  • Rev Roger Pym
  • Rev Sandy Robertson, Chaplain Diocesan School for Girls, Auckland
  • Rev Stephen Donald
  • Rev Vicki Terrell