Husband and wife team Andrew Gamman and Caroline Bindon are founders of Kereru Publishing. They live with their teenage children among the Kereru on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula just to the north of Auckland city in New Zealand. In 2001 they began the Avenues Church community and their Christian contacts run across denominational barriers. They are looking forward to traveling across Europe with a group of Schwenkfelders in late 2014 to visit heritage sites that were the cradle of the Reformation.
Andrew is author of "10 minutes on a Tuesday" a free weekly lectionary resource of creative ideas which goes out to church leaders around the world. He is an Accredited Baptist minister in Full Connexion with the Methodist Church of New Zealand Te Haahi Weteriana O Aotearoa. His ministry background is in church planting, pastoral leadership and theological education and he is presently employed by Methodist Mission Resourcing and Trinity Theological College. His strong desire to see worship that engages people in the present day has seen him develop forms of creative worship. Andrew is a noted public speaker at services, seminars and workshops to groups across the denominational spectrum. His colourful and varied ministry has included such diverse activities as being an on-air radio host, visiting field projects in Outer Mongolia with World Vision International and staying in a Hutterite Community.
Caroline had her first children’s picture book published while she was in her teens, followed quickly by six other children’s books in the international educational market. Her published works since then have also included creative resource materials for Tranzsend (New Zealand Baptist mission), New Zealand Boys’ Brigade as well as local organisations, newspapers and magazines. She has also worked as a primary school teacher, a Baptist minister. Her interests include spending time with her family, painting, sewing and all things creative. Caroline’s creative emphasis in her church ministry, and her desire to engage with those who are on a Christian faith journey but not used to traditional models of church led to the opportunity to start the Avenues Church in 2001. She now co-pastors Avenues Church www.avenues.org.nz with her husband, Andrew Gamman. Writing has been an integral part of her life since she was very young and together with Andrew has founded Kereru Publishing with the intention to creatively resource Christians and Christian leaders to explore their Christian faith journey in the twenty first century.