We are a strengths-based leadership team


Our Leadership Approach …

For over 12 years Whangaparaoa Baptist Church has had a Core Leadership Group (CLG) that provides overall church leadership week-in/week-out, for the whole church. One of the CLG members is also appointed as Team Leader, and facilitates the CLG team, as together they lead the church. Josh Sanford was appointed Team Leader in September 2018, the other members of the CLG are Wendy Wakerley, Mike Enright and Jillian Rutley.

WBC Staff

Office Staff


Youth Key Leadership Team (YKL team)

This is a team leadership approach within youth ministry, with our Youth Pastor Josh Sanford connecting with and providing oversight and direction to this YKL Team.


Elders commit to a 2 year term and have three spheres of responsibility; overview, review, and care of the church.