Emma Stokes

Adjunct Lecturer



Emma is a Course Lecturer, assisting Jonathan Robinson in teaching ‘Interpreting Isaiah in the New Testament and for Mission and Ministry Today’.

Emma is a PhD candidate at Otago University. She is exploring the characterisation of Samaritans in the Lukan travel narrative and the implications this has for the Gospel’s formative intent. She completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Theology at Carey Baptist College in 2017 and in the following year undertook further research at Otago University.

She began her professional life as an analyst for a public policy consulting firm before moving into ministry, initially at World Vision. Emma spent six years as the Youth Director for Global Connections in Mission where she developed and then led Headspace (a missional gap year program for school leavers). Since 2012 she has served on the GC3 Board, as an adjunct lecturer at Pathways Bible College and alongside her husband Mark in a volunteer role as a partnership facilitator for Bright Hope World in S.E. Asia.

She and Mark live in the Bay of Plenty with their two children.