Ministers and Team

Tawa Union Church is blessed to have a caring and contributing team of ministers and administrators.

Rev Clare Lind of Tawa Union Church

Rev Clare Lind

Clare is a Presbyterian minister. She is married with two teenaged boys. She is interested in Christian Spirituality and is an associate member of the NZ Association of Christian Spiritual Directors. She fancies herself as a poet and dabbles with art. She loves parish ministry and particularly enjoys working with adolescents and young people.



Hiueni Nuku Tawa Union Church

Rev Hiueni Nuku

Hiueni Nuku is a self supporting Methodist minister who has oversight over our Tongan ministry. He is the manager of the Porirua Union Health Centre. Hiueni is Tongan born and has been resident in New Zealand since the 80s. He has a wife and four children. One of Hiueni’s talents is his ability to bridge Tongan and Kiwi culture. Another of his talents is that he plays a mean mouth organ.



Leanne Tawa Union Church

Leanne Bridge

Leanne Bridge is the TUC administrator. She is another international. She and her family come from South Africa; they have lived in New Zealand for a decade. Drop in to the Church Office (opening hours- Tuesday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm) and you’ll find a warm and friendly welcome.

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