Rev Howard Carter
Howard is a national ordained Presbyterian minister and heads up the team here at Hope Whangarei.
He is a passionate Biblical preacher, enthusiastic about seeing people grow through involvement in small groups and dedicated to seeing the church seek the best for the city of Whangarei and beyond, through witness, service and mission. He is a graduate of the Bible College of New Zealand (now Laidlaw college). He brings over a quarter of a century of ministry experience to the position of senior minister at Hope Whangarei.
He has served in ministry roles in a variety of settings, Rotorua, Tauranga, Auckland, the deep south, and Napier. He has served in a variety of different roles and roles, serving on a team in a large provincial church, small rural and suburban churches, church planting, university chaplaincy and serving as a regional youth coordinator.
Howard is married to Kris, who teaches maths at a local high school. They have four children, with only the youngest still at home. Howard is an amateur photographer in his time off and is enjoying being in Whangarei with its wonderful beaches and bird life.