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 internally and externally. They have a passion for authentic community, and believe that the church has a crucial role to play in the thriving town of Rolleston and the greater Selwyn District.
Andre and Hannah Powell have two young sons; Isaac and Luka, and a Great Dane called Java. They enjoy running, the outdoors, hosting, and eating good food with friends, both old and new. Andre and Hannah treat everyone who walks through the church doors like family, and have a personal ethos to model real and authentic family dynamics (warts and all). Their doors are always open, and have a focus on investing into children and youth and having them involved in all aspects of Church. They will often be seen worshiping or leading with a microphone in one hand and holding a sleeping child with a sticky sandwich in the other!
The Powell’s have a passion for creating opportunities and spaces for people to encounter Jesus either for the first time, or thousandth time. Their love for Jesus is obvious and this flows into their love for all people and all nations of the world. Both have served in short and medium-term missions in Cambodia and Papua New Guinea. The couple are leading a young adult’s exposure trip to PNG in December 2017