Rev. Dr Richard Waugh QSM has been involved in fulltime ministry in Auckland since the 1980s and has chaired the Auckland Church Leaders Meeting (all denominations) since 2009. He has been involved in much church planting, is founding senior minister of East City Wesleyan Church in Botany and serves as National Superintendent of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of New Zealand. Richard also leads the National Church Leaders Meeting which meets in Wellington and has extensive community ministry in the community, including writing and publishing, aviation chaplaincy, and event organising. He is married to Jane, an architect, and they have three adult children.