Naomi Team Major Jeannine Serevi - Divisional Youth Secretary and Divisional Children's Secretary

Jeannine loves God, whanau, her dog and life in general. She's married to Joe and has three teenage children living at home: Josiah, Rosey and Annie. They also have an older daughter Melinnie who lives in Fiji with their three gorgeous grandchildren. Jeannine has lived all over beautiful Aotearoa but calls Upper Hutt home, as that’s where Mum and Dad live. She is super excited about this new role, as she is passionate about seeing young people encounter Jesus and build real relationships with Him.


Naomi TeamKate Geddes - Divisional Youth and Children's Mission Director

As part of Kate's role, she gets to organise and facilitate all the events and camps for youth and kids in the Central Division, which means dreaming big, hanging out with young people and leaders at these events and seeing what God wants to do in the lives of young people in Central Division. She also helps with mission resourcing of corps and centres. Kate has grown up in the Central Division so Central blood flows through her veins! She loves hanging out and having a yarn over a coffee and cake, having fun, going to the beach, watching movies, dancing like a crazy person and eating M&Ms. If you're ever around Central DHQ, pop in and say hi!


For more info:

Email Jeannine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and check out the Central Division Youth Facebook page here.



What's what & who's who?

The Salvation Army New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa Territory is made up of five divisions and two regions.

A 'division' refers to the group of corps (churches) and centres within a geographical area and simply helps organise the bigger structure.

Our five divisions are: Northern (upper North Island), Midland (middle North Island), Central (lower North Island), Southern (South Island) and Fiji (all Fiji islands). Tonga and Samoa are included as 'regions', as they are slightly smaller.

Each division has an officer who oversees all the youth work in that area. These cats are called Divisional Youth Secetaries and they do a whole heap of great work. We also have a Territorial Youth Secretary and team who oversee the big picture stuff relating to territorial youth ministry.