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Denise Tims

Kaitautoko o Ngā Pou Amorangi /Student Support

PGDipAppTheol, BEd, GradDipTheol


Bio

Denise is involved in two main roles at Carey. One is with Student Support and the other is in the Ngā Pou Amorangi Māori Leadership Formation Programme in the area of administration, student communication and teaching support. 

Denise’s whakapapa connects her to Māori, Pākehā, Scottish, Irish and English ancestry. She has lived experience in Te Ao Māori and tikanga. Denise has previously served on the Carey Board and is currently both a staff member and a student. Denise has a Bachelor of Education, a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Theology and is currently working towards a Masters in Applied Theology at Carey with a focus upon Christian Community Development. Denise is a member of Urban Neighbours of Hope, a missionary order of the Baptist Union where she and her family choose to live in a neighbourhood of poverty. Māori leadership development and neighbourhood transformation within communities struggling with the issues of poverty are key focuses for her. 

I appreciate the deep value that staff and students have regarding their faith in Christ and a strong desire to serve God in this academic theological environment through encouragement, listening, learning, teaching and grappling with what it means to love God, love self and love each other as a disciple. The teaching staff have a strong, solid depth of biblical academic rigour and are approachable, caring and desire to see their students flourish. Carey is on a bi-cultural hikoi bringing cultural and theological challenges to navigate to be biblically relevant to today’s world and people, particularly in Aotearoa.