KCML appoints new Management Support Officer

KCML is delighted to announce the appointment of Rev Dr Darryl Tempero as Management Support Officer at Knox Centre for Ministry Leadership, Dunedin.  

Darryl has comprehensive experience in a wide-range of PCANZ ministry contexts. He has had well over 30 years’ experience in local, presbytery, and national roles.

Darryl planted Kiwi Church (Christchurch) nine years ago and continues to lead there. Since 2011, Darryl has also been a resource minister for Alpine Presbytery.

He has served on the KCML Advisory Board, and more recently convened the principal’s support group. Darryl is currently the convenor for LSC. He will relinquish this role to take up the position at KCML.

Darryl lectures in formation at Laidlaw College (Christchurch). He was awarded his DMin with distinction from Fuller Theological College in 2017.

As Management Support Officer, Darryl will work closely with the KCML Dean of Studies/Acting Principal.

The new role demands a unique mix of gifts and skills for assisting in: the management of KCML; supporting the work of formation of interns; and development of the wider leadership of the PCANZ.

The interview panel were deeply impressed with Darryl’s depth and range of ministry experience, his rich answers to questions, and his considered and thoughtful responses to the context that KCML finds itself in. One of his referees summed this up best: “Darryl really advances what missional ministry is about. I like the way he leads - leads with a strong sense of enquiry, which is a beautiful approach. He is able to work across the spectrum and interpret it accordingly. He is a man of immense depth and integrity”.

Rev Dr Geoff New (Dean of Studies/Acting Principal) comments, “In this season of transition and change for KCML, my intention is to try and ensure the essence of KCML’s core ministry is honoured. Darryl’s appointment will be a key factor in that vision. He joins a new and fresh team – 2021 is looking increasingly promising”.

The new role was advertised nationally in November, and Darryl was interviewed by a team of three, including the Dean of Studies (KCML).

Darryl takes up the role late January 2021, in time for the summer block course. This is a 0.5 FTE fixed-term position until December 2021, when the role will be reviewed subject to decisions made by GA 2021 concerning the TELT review.