Alive Church of Christ Motueka

Our Church Staff

Shane & Kathryn Murray

Shane & Kathryn Murray

Senior Leaders

We have four children, Finn Joel, Eva and Phoebe. Shane was a powerboat technician for over 20 years before responding to the call to ministry. Kathryn’s background is nursing. We love spending time around lakes or beaches, camping, BBQs with friends and family, and relaxing with coffee, good books, and movies.

We have a deep love and passion for Jesus and His church, and to see people restored into wholeness, flourishing in their unique gifts, and loving our community.

Carissa Armstrong

Carissa Armstrong

Youth Pastor

Carissa believes it is an honour for her to lead our Church Youth Ministry called ‘ZION’. Prior to becoming the Youth Pastor at Alive, God firmly placed on Carissa’s heart a passion and hunger to see a generation of young people completely sold out for Him.

She believes that a generation who have a firm relationship and identity in Jesus, will be an unstoppable force! This is what Zion is building towards as a youth ministry.

Emma Fifita

Emma Fifita

Church Administrator

I am married to Tim, and together we have three girls, Mia, Portia and Laila. Both Tim and I love to serve the Church, and over the sixteen years we have been a part of Alive, we have helped out in areas such as youth leadership, kids church, administration and music.

In between helping to run Polkatots and Mums4Mums, I am employed by the Church to administer it’s finances, something I love to do. So if you have any questions relating to administration or finance for the Church, please do not hesitate to see me.

Our Church Elders

Martin & Pauline White

Neville & Carolyn Greaney

Rob & Andrea Payne

Willem & Colette Pienaar

Church Venue

We are located at 374 High Street, Motueka

How To Give

Church of Christ Motueka is a registered charity, all donations (tithes and offerings) that are made are tax deductible.

We encourage you to see our Church Administrator Emma Fifita for a Tithe Number; by using this number system, donations can then be tracked for the purpose of issuing an annual donation receipt.

You can donate through our offering bags, envelope system, EFTPOS machine at the information desk or by direct credit to our bank account number.