Meet our people

Meet our people

As a leadership team, we value connection. We see our role as facilitating connection with God and people, and connecting people with people. Our team reflects the diversity present within our community, and we have a strong mix of the ascension ministry gifts present.

We love the church, and are committed to partnering with Christ’s mission for Rolleston and the rest of the world!


Andre Powell

Andre and his family have been living and pastoring in Rolleston since the beginning of 2017. Andre and Hannah have both been involved in ministry leadership for the past fifteen years. Leadership of youth, worship teams, young adults and evening services have been just a few of the hats they have both worn until Andre was ordained in the Acts churches in 2015. Andre and Hannah have a genuine heart for people, and are committed to seeing Cornerstone grow both…

Hannah Powell

A leader with a desire to bring hope & joy to all, especially the broken, the young, and the unloved. Hannah is a gifted worship leader and musician. Though a registered nurse, Hannah loves being a stay at home mum to her and Pastor Andre’s two hilarious boys.

Warren Hodge

A gentleman with a big heart, who adores the outdoors and a good laugh! Warren brings considerable experience to the Cornerstone Leadership team with 30+ years as an Anglican Minister.

Rob McArthur

A man not willing to settle, but chase after what God has placed on his heart. Rob serves on numerous boards across New Zealand, including two mission organisations. Rob and his wife Catherine live and run a retreat centre 10 minutes outside of Rolleston.

Lyndon Sutherland

Lyndon has a passion to see people meet Jesus. He and his wife Kath bring almost 30 + years of church leadership background to Cornerstone. Lyndon is a natural leader and gifted communicator. Lyndon and Kath own and operate their own farm in Leeston. They have four adult sons and grandchildren too!

Kathryn Sutherland

An exciting new role for 2019, Kathryn will be serving as Personal Assistant to Pastor Andre.
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Nikki Ellens

The central cog, Nikki has a smile to light up the room. If you have a question, she has the answer (or at least has the number of the person that has the answer) A proud mum to three teenagers. Nikki and her husband Ed have lived in Rolleston for 18+ years.