Tasa & Sesimani Havea


Tasa & Sesimani Havea are originally from the Kingdom of Tonga. They have three children (one boy and two girls). The Havea family loves God and loves serving not only in the church family but also in the wider Christian community.
They are involved in leadership of the International Student Ministry. The family love sharing the gospel whenever an opportunity arises. Tasa works as a Scientist at Fonterra and Sesimani works as a Researcher & Tutor at Massey University.


Adrian and Irene Graham


We have been married for 32 years and have 6 adult children & 5 grandchildren. We came to faith on the same day in 1989 and have lived and fellow-shipped at many different churches around NZ. We began fellowshipping at Church on Vogel in 2015 after moving back to the Manawatu to be closer to family. We have thoroughly enjoyed the strong focus on Gods Word and truth and the family atmosphere at COV.  Family is very important to us, and it has been a real blessing to see how COV has grown our children in their walk with the Lord. We have a passion for overseas mission and look forward to seeing COV continue to reach out into the local community as well as overseas.


Tony and Toshiko Martin


Tony attended a Youth With a Mission Discipleship Training School (DTS) in Hawaii in 1983. He spent the following seven years helping lead a local DTS based in Palmerston North, which embarked on short term missions trips to Tonga, Japan, Philippines, and around New Zealand. Tony and Toshiko met on Tony’s second Japan outreach and were eventually married in 1987. Tony and Toshiko were members of Gateways Christian Fellowship for many years. They led the young adults ministry there for four years. More recently they joined Church on Vogel and helped launch the “Commissioned” young adults ministry.


Jason and Rachel Hockly


Jason, born and raised in the Manawatu has called Church on Vogel his home assembly since a boy.   Rachel joined CoV in 2004, and after getting to know each other through serving in the youth ministries we married in 2005.  We are blessed with 4 daughters and 2 foster children, and continue to be involved in children’s and youth ministry.  Jason teaches the Bible Class each Sunday and Rachel coordinates both the Playgroup and Rally Ministries.  We have a heart for families, children and youth and especially the vulnerable.  We value the way CoV as a Church family cares for each other inwardly as well as reaches out with that love so purposefully into the community.



Brian and Karin Smith



Nevin & Nicky Beukes


Nicky and I first met at Pathways Bible College in 2015, and later married at the start of 2019. We both feel strongly called to cultivating a vibrant Christian community where all people are welcomed, can freely journey into the things of God and His word, and are taught how to be faithful disciples of Christ who help disciple others. Nicky Administrator for House Next Door Ministry here at COV whilst I work as Pastor at COV. I am also continuing my theological study. I am currently at Ridley Theological College (Melbourne, Australia) finishing off my Master of Theology.