Avonhead Community Trust

Equipping passionate people and creating pathways to transform lives

Trustees

Wendy Weusten

Wendy Weusten

Chairperson

Wendy Weusten trained as a primary school teacher, however for the last 20 years she has been on staff at Avonhead Baptist Church. At the moment she oversees Family Ministry and Events. She is married to David, has three married children, and is a doting grandmother of three. In her spare time she enjoys time with friends, good coffee, and a good book.

Alister Murray

Alister Murray

Trustee

I have been a member of the Avonhead Baptist Church family for the last 19 years and was invited to become a Trustee last year. Sixty years of my life has been based around education, firstly as a pupil and latterly as a teacher and I am now enjoying being retired. I am married to Jocelyn and have three adult children. Currently I am a member of the Malvern Lions and in my spare time I enjoy cycling, gardening, watching sport and doing voluntary work.

Denise Ladbrook

Denise Ladbrook

Trustee

Denise Ladbrook has been a member of Avonhead Baptist for over 25 years, and became a trustee in 2017. She is married to Owen and they have two teenage children. She works part-time for a local business and has been involved in various community activities over the years. In her spare time she enjoys reading, pottering in the garden and walking.

Digby Joplin

Digby Joplin

Trustee

I am married to Robyn and have two adult sons and four grandchildren.  I retired from my 40 years of retail selling in April of 2019 to pursue other activities, one of which is as a registered marriage celebrant; I enjoy helping people in this capacity.  Having lived most of my life in Avonhead I have been involved with the local community as a sports coach and with the Avonhead Scout Group.  I have been involved with Avonhead Baptist Church for over 50 years and have held various positions including church elder, lay preaching; youth worker and home group leader. My hobbies include sailing and DIY.

Dot Capon

Digby Joplin

Trustee

I am married to David and we have 4 adult children and 9 wonderful grandchildren. We lived in Ashburton prior to moving into Christchurch in 2006. I worked for 40+ years as a teacher. Now, in retirement, I enjoy volunteer work for the “Little Sprouts” charity, reading, walking, jigsaws and a wide variety of crafts. I have been a Baptist Church member for over 50 years and joined Avonhead Baptist as a member 3 years ago.