The Bishop of the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki, The Most Reverend Philip Richardson has announced that the next Dean of the Waikato Cathedral Church of St Peter, will be Archdeacon Wendy Scott, currently Vicar of the Parish of Oroua based in Fielding and Archdeacon of the Manawatu. In announcing this appointment Archbishop Philip expressed his delight that Wendy has accepted this call to ministry in the Diocese of Waikato and Taranaki.

“Wendy brings broad experience as a nurse and nurse educator and a priest who has served at the most senior levels in the Diocese of Wellington. She also holds a number of senior national and international roles in our Church. She has been parish priest, a regional archdeacon, a Diocesan Ministry Educator. She chairs the Co-ordinating Group of the Tikanga Pakeha Conference, the regular gathering of the seven Dioceses of New Zealand. She is one of three representatives on the Anglican Consultative Council the international body that draws representatives from across all 40 Anglican Provinces World-wide.

But above all else Wendy is passionate about being a follower of Jesus and helping others to also do so. She exudes joy, hopefulness and commitment. I look forward to having Wendy join our team and fro the very senior role she will play in leadership across the Waikato, Piako and King Country.

I want also to extend my thanks to the Board of Nomination who worked so carefully and wholeheartedly leading to this appointment. Thanks be to God!”