Born and raised in Auckland, I left in my early 20s to spend two years overseas in the UK and travelling Europe. I was initially reluctant to come home, but it worked out well as this is where I met my wife, Rachel. We have three young children, Evie, Amara and Thea, who are teaching us why sleep deprivation has been used as an effective form of torture!
I love soccer and quite like playing guitar (in the privacy of my own room), and hanging out with family and friends. I also love smoothies, but not cats or salmon.
I’ve had a varied career, working in both radio and as a youth educator in high schools before becoming the youth worker at St Paul’s Church in Auckland. After studying theology at St Johns and Otago University, I was ordained a Priest in 2012. After two years as a curate at St Andrews Epsom I am excited to take on the role of Vicar here, leading the team at St Philip's.
The Reverend Matthew Bruns
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