Jenny Collings, LLB (Hons), Dip. Bib.Studies
National Director CMFnz
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!
CMFnz Board Members
To contact a CMFnz Board member, please email [email protected].
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.
Ryan Chen- Student Representative Otago 2021-2022
Ryan is a third-year medical student at the University of Otago moving to Christchurch in 2022 for fourth-year placements. In 2021 he's been one of the student leaders for CMF Otago. Through the year he's seen and experienced how a group like CMF helps students mature in their faith through connecting them with doctors and others in the medical community. He hopes to continue in helping CMFnz’s work in 2022 and see how to further aid fellowship between medical students across Otago campuses.