People Pastors Kevin & CheryllMark, Ainsley, Nathan and OliveSophieKevin Robertson – PastorKevin Robertson is one of the pastors here at Hillcrest Baptist Church. He oversees most of what happens. He studied at Carey Baptist College after years of work in the horticulture industry up north and later running Drug Arm in Tauranga and a bit of truck driving. Kevin and his wife Cheryll have 3 kids, 8 grand-kids, 1 cat, 6 sheep and some chooks. He loves fishing and his chainsaw and enjoys mucking around in the garden growing veggies. Mark Day – Associate PastorMark is one of our pastors. He is married to the wonderful Ainsley and they have a son, Nathan and a daughter Olive. He studied at Carey Baptist College and previously studied here at Waikato University. Mark enjoys the great outdoors and is an avid gardener.Sophie Livingstone – Youth PastorSophie has been a part of our youth group for many years. Last year she was a leader and this year she is starting her study at Carey Baptist College to become a Youth Pastor. We are very excited to have Sophie on the team. She is the 2020 recipient of the Ian Brown Scholarship fund from the Waikato Baptist Association. Elders AndrewHowardHoward EttemaHoward is an elder here at Hillcrest and he’s a good bloke. He works at the regional council, loves singing with his barbershop chorus, and is married to Kathryn. They are the proud parents of Adam, who has begun a gap-year.Gary van Sittert (No photo by request)Gary loves Jesus and he loves people.Andrew ThomasOriginally from London England, Andrew has been in New Zealand for 6 years. He is married with a young family. He enjoys playing football and playing the drums. Staff Jess, Gordy, Matty & FelicityRenee, Tim, Connie, Ezra, Asher & JoshuaChildren’s Ministry Worker – Jess NeshausenJess is excited to have taken on the role of Kids Ministry Worker at HBC. She is married to Gordy, they have a very energetic pre-schooler, Matty and a baby, Felicity. Jess has a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood Education from the University of Waikato. She has been a Girls’ Brigade leader since 2005, and she now brings her skills and experience to help the kids at HBC develop faith in Jesus and a sense of belonging to the church family.Renee Snell – Admin/ReceptionRenee Snell is the Administrator/Reception person at Hillcrest Baptist Church. She has been at HBC since her university days, where she studied for a Bachelor of Sport and Leisure degree. She is married to Tim and they have four children; Connie, Ezra, Asher and Joshua.Sandy Tiang – CleanerSandy is the cleaner here at Hillcrest Baptist and has been for many years. She is married and has one son. Sandy is studying part-time at Wintec and is happy to share her faith in God with others.