Caitlin Ormiston

Chief Operating Officer

I’ve been connected with New Zealand since I worked at Christian Youth Camps (CYC) in Ngaruawahia in 2005. I’m excited to now have the opportunity to serve TSCF as Chief Operating Officer in Wellington for the next 3 years.

After my CYC days I was involved with student ministry in different capacities around the world. As a student, I served in my own university Christian Union in Nottingham, UK and was part of a missions team combining UCCF in the UK and CFs in Wellington and Lincoln. After university I worked with with UCCF and then ChSA in Poland, before taking up a role with IFES (of which all these campus ministries are members) in its UK-based International Service Centre.

All the while, I stayed in touch with staff and students in New Zealand and expanded my global picture of the impact of student ministry. I also developed my own administrative skills, completing an MBA to learn more about organisational management. I am excited to now combine my heart, experience and studies to support the further growth of this vital ministry in New Zealand.

Between 2005 and 2017 TSCF’s staff team nearly doubled, and turnover grew from $486,000 to more than $1.9 million. With that has come increasing capacity challenges. TSCF is now ensuring its growth is sustainable by bedding in systems and structures. My role carries overall responsibility for the development, integration and implementation of TSCF’s support services. This involves managing the administrative staff and developing plans for improved resources and assistance to staff and students across the country.