Aaron is part of leading Te Rautini as part of Kaitiaki and is specifically tasked with looking at the direction of the church, preaching, and the creative team. He is deeply passionate about Aotearoa, the land and her story. He is a strong advocate for cultural reconciliation and authentic engagement with te reo Māori, tikanga Māori and the Māori story as part of being in New Zealand. As an expression of this, Aaron is part of leading a team of musicians and song writers to write music that is authentic to Aotearoa. Aaron is newly married to the beautiful Te Ata (Ngaati Maahanga) and they have a stunning little girl Tākirikoteata.
Andy and Jo Mannering
Andy and Jo got married in 2005 and have two amazing boys, Lachie and Jackson. Jo is a trained primary school teacher, and Andy works in the area of community development. They love people and are passionate about making people's lives better at every opportunity.
Hannah Finnigan is a Taranaki girl who first ventured to Kirikiriroa to study Community Psychology. She is deeply passionate about people connecting to God, each other and the story of Aotearoa. Te Rautini was the first place all she had studied collided with a missional faith, and it's been home ever since. Hannah currently helps to run the young adults of Te Rautini along with finding other ways to build connection between members of our whānau new and old.
Ritane and Tequila Warahi
Ritane (Ngati Tuwharetoa) and Tequila Warahi (Ngati Kahungunu) have been saved, married and baptised at Te Rautini. They have two boys Kingston and Journey. They are passionate about manaakitanga and what it means to be fully Maori and fully followers of God. Currently they are sitting with the eldership team.
Te Rautini are a part of the LINK NZ network of churches. Fraser and Dale Hardy oversee the LinkNZ network giving leadership input into teams and churches. They are based in Hamilton at Te Rautini where Dale also serves in an advisory role to the eldership team. Their love for the church and its role in our land are a key message they carry with them. Find out more at www.linknz.org.nz