CMFnz Coordinator

CMFnz Coordinator

Sarah Stark

Having worked briefly as CMFnz administrator in 2018, Sarah's delighted to have the opportunity to serve the CMFnz community once again. As well as previous experience in Christian ministry and working with not-for-profit organisations, Sarah brings passion, enthusiasm and a love for Jesus. She 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 sarah.stark@cmf.nz.

CMFnz Board Members

To contact a CMFnz Board member, please email admin@cmf.nz.

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.


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 Hammond (Student Representative)

Callum Hammond

Callum is a 6th year 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. 

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. Min-Jee is married to Cam, who works as a civil engineer.

Bernard Reyneke - Student Representative Otago 2020-2021

Bernard is currently a third-year medical student at the University of Otago and has been involved in CMFnz since entering medical school in 2019. In 2020, he has 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.

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