Sam has had a range of experience in education and church leadership, including teaching in Christian and state schools in New Zealand, a role as a deputy principal and working in young adults ministry. He has also been on staff at Saint Augustine’s Anglican Church as part of the preaching team and youth ministry. Since 2020 he has worked as a lecturer at Laidlaw College in Auckland, teaching a mixture of theology and education papers. Sam also completed a Masters of Theology in 2022, with a thesis that explored trends in current faith and spirituality. He is passionate about the way that theology can speak to pedagogy, epistemology, and culture, and is excited about this new role with CEN and the ways that he could contribute to the network in this next chapter.