Our minister at St Anselm's is the Rev Geraldine Coats.
Geraldine is an ordained minister of the Associated Churches of Christ (now known as the Christian Churches in New Zealand). One of the main reasons the Church of Christ was founded in the early 1800s was to break down denominational barriers which had developed between the churches. This philosophy fits well with Geraldine's ethos. All her previous ministries have been in Cooperating Ventures.
Geraldine advocates the ministry of all believers which encourages the working together of all Christians in establishing the Kingdom of God, which she understands as a world of peace and justice for all. She is comfortable in being called a progressive Christian.
On a personal level Geraldine is interested in social justice issues, ecumenism, developing an understanding of other faiths and cultures, reading, walking, live theatre, films and world travel.
Geraldine's ministry at St. Anselm's is being supported by her husband Ray who is chaplain at Huntleigh Rest Home.