Reflect 2022


Reflect Conference 2022

Reconciling All Things: a Christian perspective for health

Thanks to everyone who joined us at our Reflect 2022 Conferences in partnership with the Nurses Christian Fellowship of NZ.

Jay Ruka (Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Koata, Ngā Puhi) has worked in full-time Christian ministry since his early twenties, as a youth mentor, mission director and church minister. He currently serves as the first Māori Dean of Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary and the pioneering Director of Te Manu Hononga, the Sir Paul Reeves Centre. He is married to Erin and they live with their three children in Ngāmotu, New Plymouth.

Sheila Mark is currently a Chaplain at the University of Otago Christchurch Campus and Christchurch Hospital. Prior to that she worked for many years as a Pastoral Care Coordinator for an Open Brethren Church, working both within the church and in the local community. She entered into church work following 20+ years of nursing, with experience in a wide variety of areas. She began her nursing career in Tāmaki Makaurau before moving to Ōtautahi in 2001. She is married to Matt and has four adult tamariki and one and a half mokopuna. Using Mason Durie's 'Te Whare Tapa Whā' model, she has suggested to patients that she is doctor of their wairua. She has a passion for partnering daily with medical teams and caring for the wairua (spirit) of patients and staff.


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