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About Our Pastors

Pastors Wayne and Judy Ward have been pastoring Wanaka New Life Church since 2006. Together they have a heart to grow a healthy church that is a welcoming place for people of all ages and stages, and that empowers people to walk in the fullness of God’s plan for their lives.

Pastors Wayne and Judy Ward from Wanaka New Life Church

Previous to pastoring the church in Wanaka, Wayne and Judy were associate pastors of Riverton New Life Church.

Both Wayne and Judy were born and bred on the South Coast and have a passion for this beautiful part of New Zealand. They have three adult children, John, married to Rachael, Zoe and Seth.

Wayne is currently serving as the Otago/Southland Regional leader for New Life International. This involves overseeing and supporting a number of churches in the region. He is also an Industrial Workplace Chaplain in the Wanaka area. Currently Judy is the Music Director, and outside of her church responsibilities she also a Wanaka real estate agent.

If you would like to speak with Wayne and Judy, please email us through our Contact Page and they will get in touch with you as soon as possible.