Director of Technical Operations, Cairns
Phil grew up in the rural town of Wairoa, where he remembers a visiting missionary telling of the work of MAF bringing hope to isolated communities in Papua New Guinea. From then on he had the desire to be involved in mission, leading him to pursue a career in aviation. This culminated in more than thirty years of international airline engineering and maintenance experience with Air New Zealand and Air Pacific. Over the last four years he has been pastoring a local church.
Tania was born and raised in Christchurch and she came to faith in Christ through a children’s outreach, which developed into a youth group and church plant. It was here that Phil and Tania met and thirty years later they continue to be in in awe of God’s goodness and the blessing of marriage. After a few years in various administration roles Tania had the privilege of being a full time Mum to their two daughters both of whom have recently married.
Phil and Tania are excited to be part of MAF, and reflect with wonder at how God has directed their path over so many years to prepare them to serve in this role.
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4