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Rachel Roche

Co-ordinator, Internships and Field Education 

MAppTheol, GradDipAppTheol, GradDipTchg, BA


Rachel has been on staff at Carey since 2014. She co-ordinates and teaches our Internships and Field Education courses, oversees study in Children and Family Leadership and plays a key role in the formation of students.  

Rachel has a background in teaching and pastoring.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Carey while working full time as the Pastor for Family Ministries at Northpoint Baptist Church.  While working at Carey she has completed her Postgraduate Diploma and Masters.  Rachel has a passion for families and children within both the church and the wider community.     

The highlights of my job at Carey are engaging with the wonderful students who attend the college, enjoying the amazing staff team, and having the privilege to work in the wider pastoral world.

Teaching Areas

  • Children and Family Leadership
  • Internships and Field Education

Research Areas

  • Intergenerational faith formation
  • Theology of Family

Selected Publications

  • Rachel Roche. Our Stories: Journeying together in an appreciative inquiry with all ages at Franklin Baptist Church. Masters Thesis, Carey Baptist College, 2019.
  • Roche, Rachel. “Rachel.” A Grip on Grief – Youth face to face with loss. Edited by Elsa McInnes. Auckland: Castle Publishing, 2001.
  • Roche, Rachel. “We Love Children and Families.” What We Love. Edited by Myk Habets and John Tucker. Auckland: Archer Press, 2017.