Leadership

Jenny Collings - National Director CMFnz, ex-officio Board Member
LLB (Hons), Dip. Bib.Studies

As National Director of CMFnz, Jen works to encourage Christian Doctors and Medical Students to live wholeheartedly for Christ through medicine. Acknowledging the complexity of todays political and public health climates, it is her goal to grow the fellowship, presence and organisation of CMFnz.

Prior to this Jen served as an ordained Minister and Director of social services, specialising in the strategic reintegration of Christian faith and professional practice to bring the whole gospel to welfare and clinical practice. Now an Executive MBA student, she is passionate about leveraging strategic thought and development to lift the impact of Christian organisations. Outside of work and study, you can find her enjoying the company of her much loved husband Marcus (Senior pastor Northcote Baptist Church), sons Hudson (19) and Lincoln (14), friends and Labrador Tess! 

Tim Jelleyman - Chairperson

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 in May 2019. 

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. 

 

Jeremy Baker - Vice-Chairperson

Jeremy has been a GP with a special interest in mental health since graduating from Otago University in 1981, with a fellowship from the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners and a Masters degree in Theology and psychology from Laidlaw College.

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. 

Philip White - Treasurer

Phil is a GP bringing his experience managing successful general practices and an Urgent Care Centre to his role as Treasurer. From the UK, Phil undertook his medical studies and GP training in England, where his work and faith was strengthened by the support he received there from CMF. Now based in Dunedin he strongly feels that CMFnz members can provide a particular type of support that is not available from non-Christian medical peers or non-medical Christian peers.

 

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Natalie Cadzow - Secretary

Nat is a rural GP trainee based in Timaru. She and her husband Alastair have been involved with CMFnz 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. 

 

Callum Hammond (Student Representative)

Callum Hammond

Callum is a first-year House Officer with Counties Maukau Health, currently rotating through a variety of specialist teams. He has been involved with CMFnz since 2016 and co-lead the CMFnz group at Grafton Campus in 2017 before serving for a season as Auckland University's CMFnz Student Representative. Now a non-student Board member, Callum firmly believes God uses CMFnz as a network to enable Christian doctors to love and serve each other, our patients, our colleagues, and society as a whole. He is excited to see where God takes CMFnz over the next year!

Min-Jee Wilks

Min-Jee is a paediatric registrar in Auckland. She became a Christian during medical school and has been involved in CMFnz since 2011. She studied at the Venn Fellowship in 2018, taking time to think more deeply about God and her faith. She hopes that CMFnz can be a forum where medical students and doctors can wrestle together about how we are to be as Christian doctors. She is married to Cam, who is a civil engineer, and they have a young son called Jasper.

Alan Vink

 

Prior to 2022, Alan has been a:

  • Secondary School Teacher (4 years)
  • Baptist Pastor (23 years)
  • Bible College Teacher
  • Church and Leadership Consultant
  • Board member for a wide variety of organisations in the not-for-profit sector.
  • National Director for Willow Creek Association
  • Elected position in local politics (3 Terms)
  • Small Business Owner

Currently in 2022 he is:

  • Director of LeadershipWorx.
    • Blogger and Christian commentator
    • Church and leadership consultant/advisor
    • Training for leaders
  • Teaching Team for the God Loves You Tour 2022
  • General Manager (p/t) for Excite Academy of Performing Arts
  • Itinerant speaker and seminar facilitator
  • Board member of:
    • Prison Care Ministries
    • Te Whanau Putahi (and my local church)
    • Christian Medical Fellowship NZ
  • Small Business Owner

Alan is married to Jeanette and they live in Raglan. He has four married sons and 11 grandchildren. He love long dinners with friends, watching and listening to good music, swimming for fitness and hanging out with his family. On Saturday mornings you can find Alan behind some dials co-hosting a local community radio programme – The Saturday Morning Rumble with Ra and Alan.



Sophia Fotheringham - Student Representative Auckland 2022-2023

Sophia is currently a third year medical student at the University of Auckland and has been one of the student leaders this year at Grafton Campus. Sophia will be based at North Shore and Waitakere hospitals in 2023. She is excited about the mission of CMF and eager to be a part of students and doctors serving and shining as a light for Christ.

 

Esther Wong - Student Representative Otago 2022-2023

Esther is a third year medical student in University of Otago and will be moving to Christchurch in 2023 to complete her study. In 2022, she has been one of the student leaders in CMF Otago. Her hope is that through the CMF community, Christian medical students will feel supported while navigating the complex issues in their journey of faith and medicine. She also hopes that they will feel encouraged and equipped to live their lives for Christ both in and out of the health care setting.

 

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