The Grace Collective is a community of young adults (18+), all about life and faith and how those things go together. The GC is facilitated by Anglican Youth Ministries in the Diocese of Auckland. Sign up for our email newsletter here.
The GC Presents: Our big gatherings are held every couple of months, generally in the first week after the uni holidays. These events are held at various locations around Auckland, though mostly Crave You can find details of upcoming events on the blog under Happening and also on Facebook.
The GC Social Our smaller, more casual social events that happen between each cafe event. From Christmas markets to quiz nights, there’s something there for everyone! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for our next social event.
As a collective, we all bring our best. Whether it’s sharing our story, baking cupcakes, taking photos, connecting people or communicating a vision, as the GC, we are big on using the talents God has given us. As part of this we have what we call our ‘core team’ – these are the people who meet regularly to eat chocolate brownie, dream of what could be, pray, plan and lead our GC crews. Meet the team below, and get in touch with them if you have any questions.
Jeremy works part time as the part time as the Diocese’s Young Adults Facilitator and as Youth and Young Adults Pastor at NorthWest Anglican. Jeremy writes blog posts for the Grace Collective about Jesus, social justice, and all things related. On an average day Jeremy can be found procrastinating, riding bikes, reading poetry and checking Instagram. He also enjoys spending time with his family, exploring abandoned places with good mates and going on dates with his wife or best friend. If you want to chat to Jeremy about anything GC-related, you can email him at JHarris@auckanglican.org.nz.
Eleanor is a music and business grad working in HR admin and moonlighting behind a camera. Eleanor is happiest when she is making music, adventuring or watching a movie. Eleanor writes for the blog, organizes the live music for our café events and MCs. She loves pop culture and is always down for a chat about culture and Christianity.
Katie is a social work student at Massey University and part time and works for Bays Youth. Katie is originally from the UK, giving our GC team the ‘cool accent’ factor. Katie loves food, people and fitness, and is always off on a hike or run somewhere exciting. She speaks at and MC’s our cafe events, and writes for the blog.
Isobel works for the Parenting Place in Greenlane. Previously she was one of two youth pastors at St Aidan’s and she now continues to be involved with various aspects of the church. She loves photography, reading, watching movies, and having a good laugh in her spare time.
Ethan is studying business at university, having just graduated from Massey High School. He is a graduate of the BOLD program, and an avtive leader in the NorthWest Anglican community. He joined the Grace Colelctive team in 2018. In his spare time he plays drums for Oath to Azrael.