Our People

Find out more about the Mission Leadership here:

The Board of Trustees

Reverend Jon Hartley 

Deputy Chairman
Mike Wood

The Right Reverend Justin Duckworth, Bishop of Wellington
- Bishop Eleanor Sanderson - Alternate 
Reverend Darryl Gardiner
Maria Cheape
Reverend Scott Reeve
Lilias Bell
Sue Brown
Atawhai Tibble 

Wellington City Missioner
Rev. Tric Malcolm
Tric (pronounced Trish) joined the Wellington City Mission as City Missioner in March 2014, having worked for The Mission previously as a home help back in the early 1990’s.  Tric was ordained priest in the Anglican diocese of Wellington in 2001 and comes with experience in a variety of church ministry and social service settings.  Tric has a passion for justice, creativity and a deep sense of connected community.

Tric’s role as the Wellington City Missioner is threefold - to be the visible and tangible symbol of God’s presence in the midst of the City Mission and all its endeavors; to build bridges between the City Mission and local churches; and to be an advocate for those whose voices are silenced in our wider community.

General Manager Operations
Maria Millin
Maria is responsible for the overall operations of all parts of The Mission, including Community Services and Mission Residential Care Limited. She has a background in nursing with 19 years experience in both the public and private health sectors, including general and geriatric nursing, nursing training, quality assurance, assessment and rehabilitation.

Corporate Services Manager
Chris Gray
Chris is responsible for the Corporate Service areas of Finance, IT and Property across The Mission and Mission Residential Care. Chris is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant with an extensive background across both commercial, government and not for profit organisations. Chris joined The Mission in September 2017. 

Fundraising & Marketing Manager
Bridget Child
Bridget joined The Mission in January 2018 and is responsible for maximising income and support for the Wellington City Mission, as well as raising awareness about the work we deliver every day. She has worked as a professional fundraiser for more than 12 years, for charities based within New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Bridget feels passionate about working with everyone in the region to increase support for the Wellington City Mission, to ensure that all Wellingtonians enjoy the fullness of life they deserve. 

Mission for Youth
Fay Fruean-Va’ai
Fay joined the Mission in 2009 as the Senior Social Worker and has worked her way through the ranks to become the Programme Manager. Her background includes working in adolescent Mental Health, Secure Residential facilities, Disabilities and now Education. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Massey University. With 12 years experience in Social Services, Fay is well aware of the social implications that affect students/young people and their families within the Education sector.

Mission for Independence & Mission for Families
Olivia Lange
Community Programmes Manager
Olivia joined The Mission in 2005 as a social worker for the Families programme.  She has a Bachelor of Social Work (Biculturalism in Practice) gained through Te Wananga o Aotearoa School of Applied Social Services. 

Mission for Seniors
Vicki St. Clair
Vicki has been with Mission for Seniors since 2005.  She is a Registered Nurse with over 35 years experience, and a member of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.  Vicki brings extensive leadership and managerial experience within both primary and residential care environments, and is a specialist on quality and project management, programme development and communication.  Her ability to relate to people from all ages and walks of life and optimistic attitude is a huge strength for The Mission.  She believes in a strengths-based approach, and that everyone has accountability to themselves and wherever possible should be given the freedom or space to be able to think through issues and make their own decisions.

The Mission Vision for Vicki is her biggest motivator - helping people be as independent as possible so they are able to make positive change in their lives through a professional, compassionate and caring supportive team.  Her collaborative leadership style supports a multi-disciplinary team of Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and support workers.

Kemp Home and Hospital
Valelia Gibb
Nurse Manager
Valelia Gibb is the Nurse Manager of Kemp Home and Hospital in Titahi Bay leading a team of seven nurses and overseeing the general operations of the facility. Valelia is a Registered Nurse who holds a Bachelor of Nursing from Whitireia Polytech. She has been a member of the staff at Kemp Home and Hospital since 2002 and was the recipient of a special Capital and Coast DHB award in recognition of her nursing contribution within the healthcare team. 

Valelia has a strong background in the implementation of Quality Assurance programmes and has recently completed an internal auditor’s course. She continues to keep up with her own professional development, currently studying Palliative Care at a post-graduate level.  Valelia is passionate about her role at Kemp Home and Hospital with a strong belief in ensuring that the voices of the elderly continue to be heard and that they are enabled to live with dignity and pride as active members of their community.