Supervisory Assembly member

Ray Coster - New Zealand

Ray Coster

Ray Coster

Ray is the chair of cbm New Zealand Board. In 2015 Ray retired from parish ministry in the Presbyterian Church.  He served as Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand from 2012-2014 and continues ministry at the national level as a member of a number of Church Committees.

Ray is the New Zealand representative on the World Council of Churches Central Committee. He is also a White Ribbon ambassador in New Zealand (aiming to end violence against women).

Ray joined the cbm Board at the end of 2014 because of his conviction that the heart of God is to care for the poor and needy.  Knowing that as cbm cares for the poorest of the poor and the disabled among the poor, that this is a ministry where he would like to give some of his time. Ray is married with four adult children.