Our Mission


Steiger New Zealand is dedicated to reaching and discipling the Global Youth Culture for Jesus in New Zealand and Australia and to sending missionaries around the world.
The Wharf - Community HouseThe Wharf
Community House


God has provided us with an amazing 4 bedroom apartment in the city centre. This is the centre for community living, hosting Backpackers and running ministry events.

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CompassCompass

Compass helps people who have decided to follow Jesus develop and maintain their Christian faith. Here you can find resources and tools to help you grow in your relationship with Jesus and develop a deeper faith.

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Come&Live!Come&Live!

Our goal is to establish an international network of Christian creatives that want to share the Gospel, outside of the church, through creative and relevant means.

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SteigerSteiger International

Steiger uses art, music and other forms of creativity to present Jesus in a clear and relevant way, and establishes a long-term presence in urban centers through ongoing outreach, discipleship and local church partnership.

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Bryce GilmorBryce Gilmor from New Zealand

What do you do in Steiger?
I lead Steiger NZ with my wife Kate. We are also on the Steiger international leadership team.

Would you rather crash with friends or stay in a hotel?
Crash with friends – totally

Would you rather go skiing or snowboarding?
Snowboarding

Would you rather hike or bike?
Hike

What is your favourite book?
The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel

If you could do anything you wanted right now, what would it be?
Have an around the world airline ticket and catch up with friends.

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Kate GilmorKate Gilmor from New Zealand

What do you do in Steiger?
I lead Steiger NZ with my husband Bryce. I am also responsible for Steiger's International Office and have responsibilities with the Backpackers Ministry.

Go climbing or zip lining?
Definitely zip lining! Not sure my arms would last the distance with climbing anymore!

Visit Europe or Mexico?
Europe! We lived in Germany for 5 years (working with Steiger) and I would love to visit again!

Star Wars or Star Trek?
Whaat??? Is there a real choice?? Star Trek ALL THE WAY!! Make it so!

Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?
Macgyver!

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Bernie CowanBernie Cowan from New Zealand

What do you do in Steiger?
I'm a Steiger Missionary based here in Tauranga working with our Come&Live! ministry. I'm also involved on a local level with the events and things we run here in Tauranga.

Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Wars

Would you rather have a beard or have long hair?
Beard

Sailboat or cruise ship?
Sailboat

What's a fact about you that not many people know?
When I was 15 I took flying lessons - in a proper airplane, not jumping off my deck and hoping for the best.

If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
Well if the intro to Star Wars was correct, I'd like to go back to then and become a Jedi.

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Vika CowanVika Cowan from Ukraine

What do you do in Steiger?
I am a volunteer with Steiger New Zealand helping with our local events, community dinners and outreaches. I am also a part of a project called National Couch Surfing Network.

What would you choose, a free trip or money?
Free trip.

What would you swim, in a pool or the ocean?
Ocean.

What would you read, on a Kindle or paperback book?
Paperback book.

What's a fact about you that not many people know?
I was born pre-mature 950 grams.

What is your biggest success up until now?
Married a New Zealander.

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Leigh ReidLeigh Reid from New Zealand

What do you do in Steiger?
I have been working with Steiger NZ since November 2013. I have now taken on the role of Creative Project Leader, which is a flash way of saying that I come up with ways to present Jesus in a creative way to secularised young adults. I also have a heart for reaching alternative subcultures.

Jeans or chinos?
Jeans – mainly black ones with holes in them.

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why?
Hawaii. I have family there. And there's sun!

Enjoy a houseboat or speed boat?
Speedboat. Houseboats are too slow.

What is your favourite memory?

Fishing for Kawaii and then having strips of toast dipped in boiled eggs for breakfast with my Grandpa.

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David SchneiderDavid Schneider from Germany

What do you do in Steiger?
I'm a Steiger Missionary based here in Tauranga working on making our backpacker hostel vision become reality.

Jeans or chinos?
Jeans

Go to the theatre or a movie?
Movie

A vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why?
Hawaii because I love summer

Who is your celebrity crush?
When I was about 12 I had a huge crush on Marzena Godecki who was the main actor in a TV-Series called "Ocean Girl". She could talk to whales!!!

Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?
Bear Grylls... or MacGyver.

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Sarah AllenSarah Allen from USA

What do you do with Steiger?
I just moved to Tauranga and I am working on developing Steiger Discipleship in New Zealand and I live at the Wharf Community house!

Would you rather Kindle or paperback?
Depends on what's cheaper. But I do like reading a paperback book.

Would you rather plane, train or car?
I love a good road trip. I suppose it's because when I was a kid we used to travel from my hometown in Minnesota to south Texas in the USA. I love to see the countryside!

Would you rather Europe or Mexico?
There's no question. I'd rather go to... BOTH! I love traveling. I'd love to visit all of the countries in Europe, but I haven't been to Mexico for a few years!

What is your favorite memory?
I grew up between two lakes in Minnesota in the USA and I loved swimming and being at the water daily. I'm sure there were more than a few summers that my sisters and I lived in our swimsuits!

Who is your celebrity crush?
I have two, Ron Howard and Queen Latifah. They have had amazing careers and I want to be like both of them someday!

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Pete CosseyPete Cossey from New Zealand

What do you do in Steiger?
I am involved with Steiger on a part-time basis and participate in local events particularly with backpackers. I love talking with people and discussing the big questions of life, religion, economics and politics. In Steiger NZ I provide support with evangelism and discipleship to strengthen our efforts in introducing people to Jesus.

Would you rather have a beard or have long hair?
Beards are for old prophets or Hobbits so I'd pick long hair any day.

Go to a comedy club or dance club?
Comedy club although I'm sure a dance club would be almost as funny.

Go skiing or snowboarding?
Definitely watch a movie.

Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?
Someone with a plane who could fly it. Failing that, my wife Karen after she had a bit of survival training from MacGyver.

Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?
At the moment I'd pick Eastern Europe.
ZiekZiek Gilmor from New Zealand but has family in Germany

What do you do in Steiger?
I protect the Steiger premises and staff from unwanted visitors. I have been known to salivate on guests and leave unwanted hair in unwanted places. I talk a lot and have been known to hyperventilate when hot.

Would you rather hunt or fish?
I don't really care as long as it moves.

Beef or Salad?
What's salad?

What do you like to do on hot summer days?
Hyperventilate.

Favourite person?
Weird lady who often delivers packages. She doesn't seem to like me. But I WILL MAKE HER LOVE ME!

Teen Crush?
Lassie is pretty hot! (for her age).