Nick Slade

Youth Pastor

Born and raised in Wellington, I encountered Jesus for the first time at the age of 17. I was then incredibly blessed to be discipled by a team of Christians in my workplace before moving down to Christchurch, where I met my lovely wife Anna. After getting married in 2010, we went on to have a beautiful daughter named Chloé in 2016.

Professionally I am a long haul airline pilot, and I have been flying aeroplanes since the age of 15. I thrive on helping others develop their full potential and have therefore been involved in either lecturing or training roles throughout my whole aviation career. Another passion of mine is line haul truck driving which I try to fit in on a casual basis.

I have been involved as a leader in both youth and young adults ministry since 2006 where I have served at churches in Hamilton, Wellington, Blenheim and now Christchurch. Since moving back to Christchurch I have lead our youth ministry at West Campus since early 2020.
In my spare time, I enjoy four-wheel driving, boating, snow skiing, and travelling with my family. Anna, Chloé and I all love being part of Grace Vineyard Church based at West Campus where we thrive on meeting new people and being part of their faith journey.

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