Ken & Erica Mathews

Regional Safety Manager, NZ based

We are privileged to be able to serve our heavenly Father through the work of MAF. Ever since He transformed our lives in 1978, we have endeavoured to bless others to know about the Father’s love. He has placed many gifts in our hands throughout the years, which we are thrilled to now use supporting MAF’s vision of sharing God’s love through aviation and technology.

Ken’s collective experiences as an engineer and pilot in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, missionary training in Mexico and the United States, missionary pilot in Papua New Guinea with Wycliffe Bible Translators, helicopter pilot in the Northern Territory of Australia, air accident investigator and aviation manager, have all equipped him for the role of Safety Manager Asia Pacific.

Erica, as a qualified massage therapist, ran her own successful practice for many years. This, along with her years of experience as an assistant chaplain in a women’s prison, has given her healing hands and a passion for holistic health. We have two sons and one daughter – Benjamin married to Miriam, Christopher married to Lisa, Jessica married to Jared, and four grandchildren Reuben, Maximus, Mathias and Lily.

We are excited about the new adventure our Father has led us into, but we are mindful it is a step of faith and that to succeed we need to continually look to Him.