Bridget Underhill

Pastor - North Canterbury

I was born in England, raised in Canterbury and currently live in Rangiora. I studied painting at the School of Fine Arts, did discipleship and missions training with YWAM, grappled with Mandarin Chinese, and studied Te Reo Maori at Canterbury. I completed a PhD in Maori Literature. For fun, I play the cello, piano and elementary guitar.

I grew up in an Anglican household – Dad was the vicar and Mum was the charming vicar's wife. I believed in God and went to church every Sunday but something was missing. I knew a lot about God but didn't really know Him in any relational way. Everything changed when I was sitting in a service at Christchurch Cathedral listening to David Watson. He spoke about coming into a relationship with Jesus and curiously as he spoke I had a very real sense of God coming down to me. That night was the start of a new journey – coming to know Jesus and walking with Him daily, it's been quite an adventure. 

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