The NZ Team

Our superb Pioneers Aotearoa | New Zealand Staff Team are introduced here…

Charles & Rosalie Chalmers

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Charles and Rosalie joined the Pioneers NZ team as joint-Directors in November 2015. Following their careers in the NZ education system, they spent five years in field service with Pioneers in East Asia between 2008 and 2012. Prior to their return to NZ they served in a field leadership capacity.

Both Charles and Rosalie enjoy coaching and counseling and are ably equipped to help you fulfill the call of God on your life. While this is particularly beneficial to new enquirers, they are also involved with developing existing field members as regular contributors to Pioneers’ international leadership development training programme known as InTent.

Cathy Marston


Cathy joined the team in 2003 to take on the role as Financial Controller, managing our income, expenditure and workers’ sponsorship. She also works part time with Pioneers because she is also co-leader of an alternative church community in West Auckland. Cathy is married to Sean Marston, a mobiliser and international youth ministry consultant with the mission agency SIM.

Bev Edmiston


Bev is primarily involved with Personnel and Office Administration. She has a passion for the written word too and she compiles our bi-monthly prayer news as well as copy editing our promotional material.

Prior to joining the team on a contract basis, Bev was part of the Baptist Mission Agency Tranzsend where she was responsible for most of their written material, including the mission news in the monthly Baptist newspaper.