Meet The Team

Pastors & Staff


Associate/Community Pastor - Sue Wilks

My husband Roger, and I shifted from Auckland when I joined the pastoral team at Te Puke Baptist Church in 2005. I oversee the community ministries. Our son Ben, is an engineer in Australia. We love the folk and our life in Te Puke and are proud to be part of the Baptist family as together we seek to see 'God's kingdom come, His will be done in this community, as it is in Heaven'.


 Youth Pastor - Patrick Rounds
I was born in Fiji and have been married to Sjaan (a kiwi) since 2003. We have five kids - Jale, Ruby, Caleb, Jade and Lomani. I arrived in New Zealand in 2008 and lived in Featherston till 2011 when I began attending Faith Bible College at Welcome Bay, Tauranga. After completing a Diploma in Christian Ministry I started at Te Puke Baptist as Youth Pastor in January 2013.
I love young people and have a passion to help them find and follow Christ. I am also involved with Max Church (intermediate aged youth group) and am a school chaplain at the local Intermediate School.


Children's Pastor - Sjaan Rounds

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