Serving the CMFnz community part-time as Coordinator since late 2019, Sarah manages CMFnz's communications, events and administration, keeping in touch with members across Aotearoa New Zealand. Bringing passion, enthusiasm and a love for Jesus, Sarah is keen to develop relationships and see CMFnz become a support network of Christian medical students and medical professionals who encourage, teach and disciple one another, whilst being a voice in the public square.
Contact Sarah at [email protected].
CMFnz Board Members
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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.
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.
Natalie Cadzow - Secretary
Natalie is a Rural Hospital Medicine 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 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 216 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 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. Min-Jee is married to Cam, who works as a civil engineer.
Bernard Reyneke - Student Representative Otago 2020-2021
Bernard is currently a fourth-year medical student at the University of Otago Christchurch campus and has been involved in CMFnz since entering medical school in 2019. In 2020, he enjoyed being a co-student leader of the Otago CMFnz group. Bernard wants to see Christian medical students be empowered and encouraged to integrate their faith and studies to be salt and light for those around them throughout their medical careers.
Libby Tomkins - Student Representative Auckland 2020-2021
Libby is a medical student at the University of Auckland and has been involved with CMFnz since 2019. She believe CMFnz plays a key role in helping students grow in their faith, community and confidence in sharing the hope of the gospel. Libby will have completed placements in Rotorua, Waikato and Tauranga by the end of her training and hopes to facilitate connection to CMFnz among medical students across all placement sites.