The Vicar of the Anglican Parish of Kohimarama, Stephen is a Graduate of the Bible College of New Zealand, University of Canterbury, and St Johns Theological College (Melbourne College of Divinity, Australia).

He current sits on the Stipend and Pensions Committee of the Diocese of Auckland, is an examining Chaplin to the Bishops of Auckland and is on the Auckland Healthcare Chaplaincy Support Committee.

Stephen has experience on a number of boards and trusts, including being past Chair of the Immune Deficiency Association of New Zealand, a co-founder of IDFA Asia Pacific Alliance and IDFA Australia. He was also elected to the Board of the International Patients Organisation for Primary Immune Deficiency (IPOPI), which he served on for 9 years in various roles.

In his spare time he enjoys boating and fishing, surfing, running, and fitness. Stephen enjoys playing the Piano and is a keen follower of the Arts.

He is married to Jo and has two children.


Parish Secretary: Marjon Gerson de-Wolf
Children’s & Youth Coordinator:  Marjon Gerson de-Wolf
Retired Assistant:  Rev’d Geoff Hickman
Peoples’ Warden: Ann Bone
Vicar’s Warden: David Wolfenden
Synods Reps: Roz Edwards & Liz Smith
Vestry Members:
Jill Benton
Ann Bone
Peter Cotton
Roz Edwards
Rona Patterson
Liz Smith
David Wolfenden
Parish Treasurer: Jill Benton
Parish Recorder: Warwick Langley
Worship Committee:
Rev’d Stephen Baxter
Helen Goodwin
Liz Smith
Pastoral Care Committee
Rev’d Stephen Baxter
Jennifer Copeland
Elizabeth Jollands
Robert Smellie
Course in Miracles Group: Rev’d Stephen Baxter
Meditation Group: Camilla Needham
Mothers Union: Susan Bowkett
Pre-School Music: Margaret Baker
Selwyn Centre: Jennie Henry
Spirituality Group: Roz Edwards, Rev’d Stephen Baxter
Sunday School: Jo Baxter
St. Andrew’s Kids’ Club:
Kids’ Club Manager: Annie Li
David Wolfenden
Rev’d Stephen Baxter
Kohi Parish Investment Trustees:
Rev’d Stephen Baxter
Jill Benton (Treasurer)