Meet The Team
Murray and Sandra Gordon
Senior and Associate Pastors
Murray grew up in Baptist churches but it was while he was overseeing Children’s Church at Hamilton Elim that he met Sandra. After marrying they moved to Tauranga to attend Faith Bible College. Upon graduating they relocated and worked in South Auckland before becoming the Chief Operations Officer for Tear Fund NZ, a position he held for 14 years. From there they attended Carey Baptist College, going on to pastor for 12 years in Upper Hutt before moving to Dunedin in May 2019.
Outreach Ministry Leader
Julian, raised near Palmerston North, was attracted south by Claire (his wife), a true Dunedinite. They have 2 children, Sam and Lucy. Originally a civil engineer, he worked in structural design and waste management. Prior to Caversham Baptist, they were in Bangladesh for 13 years, with the NZ Baptists.
Youth Ministry Leader
Erin Winder is the Youth Ministry Leader. She is married to Darren and together they have 2 girls, Jade and Chelsea, who are involved in the youth ministry. Erin’s background is in teaching Physical Education prior to ministering in youth work, which she has done for 10 years. Erin has a love for the outdoors that gets displayed with various activities and has a passion to journey alongside young people as they grow and develop.