Te Waka Tiaki Mercy Mission Team

Richard Kerr-Bell

Richard Kerr-Bell has been the Kaihautu/Mission Administrator since November 2017. Based in Dunedin he travels to meet, discuss and work with Boards and Leaders at all levels of Whanau Mercy/Mercy Ministries around Mission, education, engagement, and Integrity. Richard has an interest in strategy, leadership, Māori Spirituality and coaching football.

Ashleigh Latimer

Ashleigh Latimer was employed at Te Waipuna Puawai in 2000. She worked in the Tamaki community for 8 years before she went on to be a Social Worker at McAuley High School. Ashleigh’s career includes working with Iwi providers, non-government organisations and with the Ministry of Social Development. Ashleigh is the Kaikawe Wairua/Mission Educator. She will be supporting the Induction of Mercy Mission with all Staff and all Mercy Ministries in Whānau Mercy, as well as other Te Waka Tiaki Mercy Mission initiatives.
Ashleigh enjoys spending time with whānau, inspiring wahine development and spends a lot of time at cross-fit and the gym.

Sanjay Theodore

Sanjay Theodore joined the team in 2015. Since that time his role has evolved from writing and system administrating to supporting the community based ministries, Te Ukaipo and Te Waipuna Puawai. In both ministries, Whanau Mercy is at their core. He also the system administrator for the Tiaki Manatū website (writer & administrator), Mercy Schoolswebsite & the Mercy Women NZ Facebook page. Sanjay makes short films for the Tiaki Manatū Media YouTube channel which he created this year.