The Rev’d Nicole Roper – Priest in Charge
Born in Durban, South Africa, the granddaughter of a New Zealand ship’s captain, Nicky grew up a Methodist but became immersed in Anglicanism when she settled in Auckland 28 years ago, teaching Mathematics at Diocesan School for Girls. She feels God worked in mysterious ways calling her to the priesthood.
Nicky has served as a non-stipendiary priest in the Diocese of Auckland, assisted the chaplain at Kings College, acted as Priest Assistant at St Mary’s by the Sea and Vaughan Park Retreat Centre.
She is the mother of three adult children, two living with their families on the North Shore and one in South Africa and is blessed with the 9 grandchildren who are the apples of her eye.
Ph: (09) 489 6242
Mandy Dobson – Parish Administrator
Mandy is most likely to be the friendly, smiling person who will
greet you when you visit St Peter’s. She works in the mornings so it
pays to ring before going to see her to ensure that she is on site and
available. She will help you with any enquiry you may have.
Ph: (09) 489 6242
Fay Pankhurst – People’s Warden
Although Fay was baptized at St Peter’s and her formative years were
spent at Milford School her parents moved north when she was ten and she
attended Whangarei Girls High School before returning to Auckland in
1961 to complete her nursing training.
Fay suspects she was set up to meet her Wellington based husband when
one of his closest friends married one of hers. Having assured her his
tenure in the Capital was temporary it was 35 years before they returned
to the North Shore and St Peters in 1995.
Terminal nursing in Wellington increased Fay’s awareness of the need
to understand different ethnicities and as an adult student she attended
Massey University majoring in Religious studies.
Mob: 027 436 1360
Penny Roberts – Vicar’s Warden
Much of Penny’s life has been spent living in the Takapuna area,
having been born in Takapuna, she was baptized, confirmed and married at
St Peter’s. While maintaining a strong ecumenical interest she has
always worshiped at Anglican Churches and is currently on an ecumenical
committee with members of churches from the Takapuna/Milford area. Penny
is a retired teacher and is involved in many aspects of the life of St
Peter’s. She is married to Ralph and they have six children and seven
Penny is the warden appointed by the Vicar and is one of the people
to contact if you have any concerns about things that are happening
within the Parish.
Mob: 021 489 454
Aimee Bradley – KidzChurch Coordinator
Aimee is passionate about teaching children about God. At age 19 she
has had a wide range of experience with children as she has been
involved in the church as a leader for over 5 years teaching a variety
of different ages of children – from early childhood to intermediate.
She endeavours to shine God’s light to all and with this opportunity
seeks to grow the Kingdom of God.
Jennie Michel – Pastoral Care Coordinator
Jennie Michel was born in London and spent much of her childhood in Suffolk. She trained as a nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City of London. In a nursing career spanning 50 years Jennie held many different roles including ward sister and teaching positions both in London and Edinburgh. Jennie came to New Zealand in 1979 to marry the Kiwi she met in London and worked in the Aged Care sector. Her main focus was client advocacy and she was a member of the group that set up the Elder Abuse Prevention Service under the aegis of Age Concern New Zealand and was one of the writers of the Resource Book underpinning the service at that time.