Meet the team

Rev Howard Carter
Senior Minister

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.

Rev Lorne Campbell
Minister

I am married to Sue and we have three infants that have grown to be adults! 

We have been ministering here in Whangarei since 2010 when we were called to St Andrews – now HopeWhangarei.

We love the north and have appreciated being a part of the fellowship here and what God is doing in our city and region.

My (Lorne’s) particular passions in ministry are: preaching and teaching; leading congregational worship and singing; seeing the healing ministry of Jesus being released into people’s lives; seeing new people coming to faith, especially through the alpha course; discipling people in small groups. I have joined John Fergusson on short term mission trips to Nepal to teach healing schools and pastors conferences.

In our spare time, we love walking, swimming (in summer!); gardening and relaxing at home, and any time we can spend with our family. We became grandparents in May 2019.

Karen Cullen
Senior Administrator
Trix Viljoen
Receptionist