Board Members

Please send all email enquiries to admin@cmf.nz addressed to the appropriate team member, and they will get back to you as soon as possible. 


Helen Saunders (Board Member)

Helen Saunders 

Helen is a General Practitioner at the National Refugee Resettlement Centre in Auckland & also clinical lead for refugee health. She's been involved with CMFnz as a medical student, then in Wellington in the 1990s before returning to Auckland in 2003 and helping organise CMFnz events until 2008. She sees the value of medical students and graduates spurring each other on as followers of Christ in our different work spheres. 


Sarah Masterton (Board Member)

Sarah Masterton - Interim Chairperson

Sarah is a doctor working in Canterbury. She has been involved with CMFnz since she was a medical student and has attended a number of international congresses. She is keen to see recent graduates develop and maintain links with CMFnz. 


Pete Le Cren

Peter Le Cren - Vice-Chairperson

Pete is a barrister and health law specialist.  He has over 20 years of experience in medico-legal roles and has a particular interest in supporting not-for-profit and humanitarian providers.  Pete joined the CMFnz Board in February 2018. 



Diana Rae - Vice-Chairperson

Diana has been involved in CMF (UK) since a medical student. Originally working in General Practice, she trained in Palliative Medicine in the UK, before moving to New Zealand in 2014. She now lives in Taranaki and works in a hospice. Diana is keen to set up CMFnz meetings in New Plymouth and to meet new students and doctors at the annual conference. 

Steve Withington

Steve is a Consultant Physician and Rural Hospital Specialist. He currently works part-time in Ashburton Hospital and part-time for the University of Otago Rural Postgraduate Training Programme. Having completed a Masters in Theology from Laidlaw College, he was previously a part-time pastor and now serves on the Board of Elders at South West Baptist Church. Steve has a passion for Christian community development.

Jack Haywood - Treasurer

Jack is a Rural Hospital Medicine Trainee and has worked mostly as a registrar in the Emergency Departments of the Canterbury and Manawatu - Whanganui Districts. He has been involved with CMFnz as a student and a graduate and is passionate about teaching and the work CMFnz does to network, encourage and equip students and doctors across New Zealand. 

Jeremy Baker

Jeremy is a graduate from Otago University (1981). He has been a general practitioner with a special interest in mental health since that time, with a fellowship from the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners and a Masters degree in theology/psychology from Laidlaw College, Auckland.

Jeremy is the medical director of the Church Education and Counselling Initiative, a church-based enterprise focusing on mental health and addiction issues in the community. He is also a senior lecturer at Otago University (Christchurch) and a medical educator for the Royal NZ College of GPs’ registrar programme. 

Tim Jelleyman

Tim is a paediatrician working in West Auckland. He trained in Auckland and then worked in all sorts of interesting places before returning to Auckland. He is married to Elizabeth, a General Practitioner.  Together they count it a privilege to see students and young doctors thriving in their Christian faith as they engage with the challenges of the medical career.  Tim joined the CMFnz Board on May 2019. 

Natalie Cadzow - Secretary

Natalie is a PGY2 doctor based in Timaru. She and her husband Alastair have been involved with CMF since their 2nd year as students and have found it extremely valuable in the transition into the medical world. She's keen to connect with and encourage students, early grads and anyone working in the South Canterbury area.

Zoe Ogilvie - Student Representative Otago 2019-2020

Zoe is currently a fourth-year medical student studying at the Dunedin campus of the Otago University Medical School. She has been involved with CMF since 2016, serving the student group in Dunedin. She wants to see the groups in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington strengthened in their ability to help medical students walk with God well into their medical careers.

Callum Hammond (Student Representative)

Callum Hammond - Student Representative Auckland 2019-2020

Callum is a medical student at the University of Auckland, currently rotating through a variety of specialist teams. He has been involved with CMFnz since 2016 and co-led the CMFnz group at Grafton Campus in 2017. He believes God uses CMFnz on campus at Auckland University to teach Christians and non-Christians alike the reality of the good news. 




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