Ripeka Bijl

Ripeka Templeton Bijl

NZCIS Mentee


Ripeka Templeton Bijl, Ngāti Mutunga, Te Atiawa, Ngāti Kahungunu, is of Māori, English and Scottish descent, grew up in Stuttgart and London, and trained at The Oxford School of Drama, before returning to Aotearoa to act at in Shakespeare at Pop-Up Globe. She is a Tikanga Māori ordinand on the path to priesthood at St John’s and the student representative on Te Kaunihera (the college’s governance board).

She and her husband have one darling daughter and a mischievous dog. Ripeka dreams of a liberal and creative church where all are truly supported and welcomed.