Bryce Perrett has been the director of KiwiSong since it’s inception in 1996. As a singer/songwriter he has ministered in several churches over the years and has been the Pastor of Okaihau Baptist Church for seven years. Bryce was employed full time as the Deputy Principal of Kaikohe Christian School for three years,then helped manage Excellere College in Kamo for three years as the Head Of Primary Syndicate Leader and is currently teaching at Tauraroa Area School. At Elkanah School of Music Ministry, Bryce has taught on topics such as: Musician as a Servant, Song Writing and Practical Guitar while offering pastoral care and support to his ‘care groups.’ Bryce lives in Kamo ( Whangarei ) with his wife Angela. Their three daughters also reside in Whangarei. Bryce and Angela attend Bethel Church in Whangarei.
Sarah Rauch is an avid Musical Theatre fan - from being in local Theatre productions (les Miserables and Fiddler on the Roof) to writing and co-writing musicals for the schools she teaches at.
She has just completed her ATCL Trinity Guildhall Musical Theatre, and is completing her LTCL at the moment.
As Musical Theatre involves singing, acting and dancing, Sarah also pursues her love of ballet - and is now an advanced ballerina.
As a singer songwriter, Sarah hopes her songs from the deserts she has experienced in life will encourage others with similar difficulties.
God can help anyone grow anywhere.
Angela has been happily married to Bryce for
28 years, and they have 3 beautiful daughters together. She has been involved in KiwiSong with Bryce helping out with administration, catering, the occasional preaching spot and whatever else needs doing. 8Angela is a registered teacher working in early childhood and finds this to be loads of fun and rewarding work - her heart however is at home with her family and alongside Bryce in ministry.
Paul has been a secondary school music teacher for the last 16 years and a music composer since 1999. His most notable work to date is the album “Praisamania 4 Kidz” which has been described as “fresh, excellent and gutsy” by people such as Jules Riding, Andrew Dallaston (former director of Shine TV) and Radio Rhema CD Review. Involved in Worship teams since shortly after being saved in 1983, he has worked as the Worship Director at Kerikeri Baptist church, and more recently Musician’s Director at Equip (Elim Church) in Whangarei. Paul’s heart is to see the church reach the lost through God’s creative anointing, particularly in the areas of songwriting, composing and worship. Paul currently teaches music, drama and live P.A and music recording.
Brent has been a singer/songwriter in the New Zealand and international Christian music scene for more than 30 years.
He has been involved with "Scripture in Song" for about 20 of those years, who published/recorded over 20 of Brent's songs, such as "Be exalted, O God", "Let our praise to You be as incense", "Come let us sing for joy", "The Lord our God is with us" etc. To Brent's knowledge,"Be exalted,O God" has been published/recorded in more than 20 languages.
Brent has produced 3 albums in recent years: "To know God, and to make Him known" (1994), "Living Sacrifices"(NZ Gospel Album of the Year, (1995),"Toward Intimacy" (2003).
Brent & wife Raewyn, who met while students of the Bible College of New Zealand(1972-74) have taught as staff of the Elkanah School of Music Ministry in New Zealand.
Sue O'Brien aka Mama Sue! Sue seeks after the heart of God and this is reflected in the unconditional love she has for people.
Learning guitar at eight years old and first song "A new commandment" respectively, started an amazing journey of ministering the love of God through music.
One of Sue's most favourite chapters in the bible is Isaiah 61 as her heart desires to minister healing and restoration through prayers (songs) to the lives of the brokenhearted anywhere that God chooses to send her.
She has had the privilege of ministering not only in New Zealand but in Germany and Africa. Sue is a graduate of Excel School of Performing Arts 2008.
She proudly boasts of being the oldest student in the history of the school.
Brian has been part of KiwiSong since the beginning. He has been a student and has been on teaching staff of subsequent KiwiSongs. He has also taught as staff of the Elkanah School of Music Ministry. Brian is currently in the worship team at Massey Presbyterian Church in West Auckland. He plays Bass guitar and is making and learning Taonga Puoro (Traditional Maori musical instruments). He has led worship for Sunday School and at small and large church gatherings, as well as leading a worship team for a number of years. Brian is a practised lyricist and was co-awarded International Songwriter of the Year in the New Gospel category by the US Country Music Association International in 2003. He has also written one of the tracks on Jules Riding’s album “Amazing Sacrifice”. Married to Julie for 34 years and with two grown up daughters, Brian is a family man who has run the gauntlet of teaching Sunday School, leading Church Youth Group and Home Group, and being staff on school adventure camps from Primary through High School. Self employed in the Film and Television Industry behind the scenes, Brian also owns a recording studio for Christian artists which has albums by Brent Chambers, Rob Packer, Detour 180, James Bloom, One Man’s View and others to it’s credit.