OUR STAFF TEAM

PAUL THOMPSON

Paul and his wife, Karen, have been invested in the community for over 15 years, and continue to build strong relationships to be able to make a real difference in people's lives. 

 

As director, Paul oversees the overall work of the trust, and supervises the rest of the team.  Read more about Paul in the Director's Story. 

paul@uhcyt.org.nz

SHONTEL OLOAPU

 Shontel is one of our youth workers at Collision, and loves being part of an organisation that provides safe spaces where young people can just come and hang out, and also learn some new skills and realise their own potential. 

 

Shontel is also a trained barista and teaches young people the art of making café style coffees, at no cost to them.

 

shontel@uhcyt.org.nz 

 

ROSIE BARTLEY

Rosie works in Heretaunga College as a chaplain, overseas our faith based "Royals" programme, Belle, and helps out with Shift.

Rosie is passionate about seeing young people be the best they can be and has a background in youth ministry in a faith based context.

rosie@uhcyt.org.nz

REUBEN CROWE

Reuben joined our team in 2019 and works with UHCYT in Collision Youth Centre, and runs a new boys group "Dream Kings".

Reuben is passionate about music and plays just about every instrument.

reuben@uhcyt.org.nz

ZOFIA

MAX

Zofia joined our team in 2019 as a youthworker working with Collision and our Shift programmes.

Zofia is passionate about drama and is doing her Diploma in youth work @ Praxis in 2020.

zofia@uhcyt.org.nz

BELINDA LORD

Belinda joined our team in mid 2018 as administrator with primary responsibility for overseeing our transport social enterprises.​

Belinda also runs an amazing fruit and Vege Coop for Upper Hutt.  

She is the go to person if you want to hire a van or a bus.

admin@uhcyt.org.nz

GRAEME KNOWLES

Graeme joined our team as our key bus driver in mid 2017.  If you have hired one of our buses since then the chances are you will have had Graeme as your bus driver.

Graeme is also skilled in video editing, and is currently writing his own short film.

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LIAM

COSSEY

Liam joined our team as a bus driver in 2019, but has been driving vans for us a few years now.

Liam is passionate about driving, music, and enjoys to hang out with friends and play football..

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Kickstart is kindly supported by...
Wellington Community Trust
Youthtown
Ann Sinclair Charitable Trust
Winton & Margaret Bear Charitable Trust
T G Macarthy Trust
Ministry of Youth Development
Upper Hutt Cossie Club
Hutt Mana Charitable Trust
Upper Hutt City Council
Hutt Rotary
Infinity Foundation
The Local Church
Nikau Foundation
Baptist Community Ministries
Pelorus Trust
Trust House
The Lion Foundation
Lottery Community

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