Taupo Chapter

Chapter Leader is Gary Nant.
Kia Ora and Hi to all. My name is Gary Nant, I have been a Christian 30+ years, I love God and serving people wherever He has called me to. I began my love of riding motorbikes at the age of 5 years when my mum and Dad bought me my 1st bike, and I have owned many since. For a while, I didn’t own a road bike but did ride on the farm and at some trail bike events. For the last 7 years, I have had a road bike also, and even been out on a few track days. I have had the privilege of being in many leadership type roles in work and recreational capacity over the years. CMA ticks all the boxes for me as a ministry, and I enjoy riding and fellowshipping with others, for a common purpose. I believe we are called to be the light and serve, minister, and witness to as many people as we can, and we all have a part to play. I look forward to many more years in this capacity.

Vice Chapter Leader is Carl Chaytor.
Carl was drawn to the CMA ministry through his brother who was part of the West Auckland Chapter. The Lord provided a bike ( a Kawasaki Sports Tourer ) as Carl did not own one at the time. Carl was the first member in Taupo joined by his wife Jasmine about a year later. He has two children, one a CMA Youth Member and riding himself. Carl has a passion to serve through CMA and feels blessed to be able to ride for our lord impacting both motorcyclists and non-motorcyclists alike.

Secretary is Evelyn Preston.

The treasurer is Jasmine Chaytor.
Jasmine became a Christian in her late teens.  Although Jasmine does not have a passion for motorcycles, being brought up in a non-Christian, single-parent family she has developed a passion for supporting youth at risk.  Within CMA this translates to being of support for the biker’s whanau and also providing a support role for the group.  Jasmine has youth-work qualifications and 10 years of experience as a volunteer in various administrative and leadership roles within Scouts. 

Road Captain is Richard Meikle.

Deputy road captain Steve McPherson.

Hawkes Bay Liaison is Steve Macpherson.

Our Prayer Co-ordinator is Di Nant.
Kia Ora and Hi to you all. My name is Di Nant and I love God, prayer, motorbikes and serving people. My mum taught me to pray from a very young age and, even before I had my own faith, I believe God was looking after me because my mum and others prayed. I have been a Christian for 35+ years. I believe prayer is an act of worship and moves the heart of God. I am married to Gary and have 7 children between us. We both love riding and, now our children have left home, we can become more active in our passions. CMA is an easy fit for me. I enjoy riding with purpose, fellowshipping with others, and ministering to and serving whoever God puts on our path. I believe prayer helps us to focus on our purpose and I am excited about seeing His kingdom come in the world (of motorbikes and beyond).

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