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.