Our National President is Michael Romkes. (To contact: Use the “Contact Us” link above – Put “To the President” in the subject box.)
Michael comes to us from South Africa. He rode his first bike in 1986 and has been involved with CMA since 1993. Upon making the decision to immigrate to New Zealand with his family, the CMA International Director sent him on his way with a mandate to set up CMA in New Zealand. Only after two years of establishing himself and the family in Auckland did God then open the doors for CMA NZ to come into existence. CMA NZ was officially opened in 2006. Michael has a real passion to offer Christian motorcyclists support to minister in the motorcycling community and to spread the Good News that Jesus Christ is the only Saviour to turn to.
Our National Secretary is Annalize Romkes.
Annalize (Michael’s wife) also has a long history with CMA, joining shortly after Michael, in 1994. Annalize is a fervent prayer warrior for our team and joins us when ever possible in the car with their three children. Occasionally when childcare is available she takes up the pillion seat behind her man.
Our National Treasurer is Stephen Matthews.
Stephen Matthews rides a BMW and is a born and bred Kiwi. He loves bikes and has a passion for the CMA ministry and the motorcycling community. Steve has been a member since 2010. He enjoys touring and the long road trips, and is always ready for the next rally where he believes that a missed event is a missed opportunity to share the gospel.
National Board Member: Jase Preston.
Hi everyone. I’m Jase, and I’m a bike-aholic. (Hey Jase – everyone says). I absolutely love riding. I believe that the only two beings that know what a biker feels like are dogs sticking their heads out of the open car window, and Angels as they’re flying along all-the-while keeping us safe! I became a Christian at the age of 9, and have served Jesus Christ ever since. I’m 40+ now and my love of God grows more and more every day. I was married in 1997 and have two beautiful children. I have a passion for motorcycling (I’ve been riding since 2010) and a huge passion for serving the biker community. I look forward to seeing where the Lord wants me to go next on this journey with CMA. BRING IT ON!!!
National Board Member: Dirk Erasmus
I joined CMA-SA (South Africa) in 1990. I’d never owned a bike at that stage, nor ridden one. At the International Christian Motorcycle Convention (ICMC) – (CMA South Africa’s 10th Anniversary) that year I met people that love God and are crazy about bikes, like me! Immigrating to New Zealand in 2008 was hard, but by Gods grace and guidance we settled. In 2014 my wife and I bought ourselves new motorcycles and joined CMA-NZ. We started the CMA chapter in Christchurch and are looking forward to enjoying riding our motorcycles and serving our fellow bikers.
National Board Member: Nathaniel Payne
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