OUR MINISTRY TEAM
Ministry Development Representative - AU/NZ
Simon was born and raised in Christchurch and became a christian when he was 11. In his teens he moved to Adelaide, Australia with his family where he met his wife Jo and they have three adult children.
In 2016 Simon began reestablishing the work of Friends of Israel from Auckland and over 5+ years was able to see the work develop in various ways including adding a permanent NZ office.
In 2022 The Lawry's returned to Australia to be based in Queensland where Simon will continue to serve with Friends of Israel in Australia and New Zealand overseeing various projects and helping to expand our ministry further through our online presence, Israel tours and Meet at the Mountain near Mt Ruapehu.
If you would like Simon to visit your church or group to share about what God is doing with Friends of Israel in NZ click here
OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES
OUR OFFICE STAFF
Cassy joined our office staff in Auckland in September 2022 as Office Administrator.
Having previously worked in a variety of settings including her exisiting other role as a Pilates Instructor, Cassy is a friendly and helpful addition to our team. Cassy also has a heart for God, the Scriptures and the Jewish people and together with her husband Lloyd lives and worships locally.
When you call our Auckland office, Cassy will likely be the one you speak with and can assist you with your enquiry.
Jo looks after the FOI-NZ office taking care of all book and resource orders and distribution. Jo also takes care of the bookkeeping, helps the mission stay on top of all things admin and is usually the friendly voice at the end of the phone when people make a call to our office.
Jeanine will be our new Office Administrator commencing late November and will assume the responsibilities for the office currently held by Jo Lawry. Jeanine will also apply some additional skills in the area of graphic design and desktop publishing.