Terry was elected National President of the Society in October 2021.
He has been a member since 2008 when he joined the Conference in Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt and has held leadership roles at Conference, Area Council and National Board levels. In 2017 Terry became National Treasurer after his predecessor Gavin Kennedy died.
Terry is an accountant and has experience in taxation, management and financial accounting and insurance. He recently retired from his role as Operations Manager for the Insurance Council after almost twenty years service, where he facilitated the general insurance industry’s work on home and contents insurance, finance and taxation issues, regulation and compliance and human resource issues. He was the industry spokesperson on insurance fraud.
Terry is a proud catholic and regards his membership of the Society as the “works” by which his faith is strengthened and sustained. The role of the Society is to meet the spiritual and material needs of the poor which makes it more than just another welfare organization.
Terry is married to Julie and has seven children and 15 grandchildren. In his spare time he follows sports, particularly rugby and cricket and likes to read and write poetry.
Fr Alan Roberts
Alan Roberts is a priest of the Archdiocese of Wellington and has served in parishes throughout that diocese since 1973.
He spent 3 years as Chaplain to Victoria University and worked for 5 years as Spiritual Director to the National Seminary in Auckland.
Alan trained in Ignatian Spirituality soon after ordination and has maintained his interest in this to the present day, conducting retreats throughout the country.
He is the author of Make the People Sit Down - an encouragement to deeper prayer, and I Know You Are Near - a journey to faith.
He is currently parish priest of Pukekaraka, St Mary's Parish, in Otaki and nearing retirement.
I have served as a Vincentian for 14 years and as Christchurch Area Council President for 5 years.
I am a St Bede’s College Old Boy and Lincoln University graduate. After spending 24 years working in agricultural research for the Crown, I left to form my own Company 20 years ago. I work with my son and a number of part time employees. Our company makes soil enhancing products for the farming sector.
I have 5 adult children and 11 grandchildren. I am married to Marianne and live in Christchurch
I believe that everyone has gifts and we need to value each individual; by recognizing one another’s gifts, and accepting each other’s weaknesses, we can then work effectively together to achieve our mission.