Staff & Leadership Team

Brent Davie - Senior Pastor

Brent came on staff here in February 2016. Originally from South Auckland - but loving Southland, Brent was an Accountant before God led him into a Youth Pastor role followed by him being Director of a Social Service organisation in South Auckland.

Brent is married to Neeley and they have 3 kids. Outside of church he loves a good coffee, seeing new places and is a big Liverpool fan.

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Kelly Bates - Childrens Worker

Kelly is a happily married mother of twins who have recently ventured out on their own. Her passion for the children of Gore has led her to not only head up our amazing Kids Church team but also be the face of Mainly Music and our GBC coffee group, both ministries to support, encourage and share God in a very practical way with the mum’s of Gore.

The Lord has also blessed Kelly with an astonishing ability as a comedian and she frequently brings a fun and cheeky evening to many women’s groups in our district.

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Reid and Amanda Polstra - Youth Pastors

Reid & Amanda Polstra have come on to the staff here at GBC as of January 2017. 

Reid is from the States and Amanda was born and raised right here in Gore. They have both been involved with youth, church work and camps for a few years and are excited that the Lord has led them to be part of the GBC team.

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Tracey Winkel - Office Administrator

Tracey has been the Office Administrator at GBC for the last 5 years after moving back to her home town of Gore with her husband Dan & their three children.



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Jess Kerse, Nathan McRae, Megan Lindsay, Bev Knapp and Brent Davie