Andrew Saunders is the Chair of the NZCIS Board.

He is a Chaplain at the University of Auckland based at the Maclaurin Chapel. Info HERE

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Andrew enjoys meeting to talk over life and faith and is especially interested in leadership development, Christians in Science and helping connect Christian groups and their leaders on campus.
Andrew Saunders is a leadership consultant, coach and spiritual director.
Andrew was born and raised in Auckland. He met his wife, Helen, at an Auckland University Evangelical Union house party in 1980. Together they served on AUEU executive in 1981 and married in 1983. Andrew graduated from Auckland University with an MSc (Hons) in 1983 and with a Master of Theological Studies from Laidlaw College in 2002.
Andrew has had a long interest in student ministry, including serving as General Secretary of the Tertiary Student Christian Union, and currently as a Vice President.
In 2017 he left his role as Deputy Principal at Selwyn College in Auckland to come back to campus ministry as a chaplain at the University of Auckland.
He is married to Helen and together they have three adult sons and a daughter in law. Andrew and Helen are currently members of St George’s Anglican in Epsom.

Blog on Faith and Anxiety

Andrew’s moving and deeply personal reflection on faith and anxiety is a blog on this website: View HERE

He reflects on the Binney painting, ‘Kawaupaku, Te Henga’ which hangs in the Maclaurin Chapel, and concludes:
“My encounters with birds now give me confidence in what I hope for and assurance about what I do not see. God’s love transcends my daily anxiety. It is not that troubles, obstacles and stresses never come – but rather now I have a flight path to faith, hope and love. My identity resides in my relationship with him.”