Martin Campbell

Martin Campbell RGN, BSc, BA(Hons)

Principal / Lecturer

Subjects: Leadership

Martin, together with his wife and three sons, has been in cross-cultural Christian work for almost two decades, mostly in Central Asia. He brings experience in organizational management and governance, and human resource management. Having previously served for three years on staff at Eastwest College, he returned to the Principal role in 2014 with skills in leadership and a passion for seeing Christians equipped to serve in cross-cultural and challenging contexts. Martin loves music and spending time with people.

Lynda Ballard

Lynda Ballard NatCertAgFin, CertAdultTchg

Financial Administrator

Lynda has worked in medical, agricultural and academic institutions. She deals with all visas and financial matters, and is usually the first contact that international students have with the college. Lynda and her husband, Russell, a local farmer are always on hand to help out in many different ways. 

Doreen Cheah

Doreen Cheah DipCouns, BA(Hons), CertMiss, CertELT

Faculty Administrator, Counsellor

Doreen is from Malaysia and she began at the faculty office after working in the college administration office for several years.  She has gained previous working experience in human resource management and office administration in multinational and educational settings. Doreen likes personal development and is a trained counsellor. She is keen to support people to make changes for themselves and to walk alongside this part of their journey with them. She also has a creative side, designing and making beaded jewellery.

Byung Ryeol Lee

Byung Ryeol Lee MDiv, ThM

International Student Support

ByungRyeol and his wife, Hyelim, with their two lovely sons, Judam and Jubin arrived at Eastwest College in October 2014. He was trained and ordained as a pastor and then served local churches in Korea for about 10 years. He has a passion for worshipping God and leading worship, serving as a worship leader in churches and various events. He also has a zeal for searching God’s will through the Bible and loves the Old Testament.

Jan Meehan

Jan Meehan IELTs Workshop, CertTEAL

English Programme Co-ordinator / English Teacher

Jan has worked in the accounts department of a law firm and also home schooled their two boys for 11 years. During their time in Cambodia she loved learning the language and also teaching English to young Cambodians. She completed a CertTEAL (teaching English as another language) at Massey University. She enjoys reading and bushwalking.

Lyn Woodford

Lyn Woodford MA(Theol), DipTchg, CertAdultTchg


Subjects: Theology, Language & Linguistics, Church History, Biblical Studies

Lyn was a primary school teacher before training and serving with WEC International in Burkina Faso, West Africa, from 1982-89. With her husband, Brian, she completed the translation of the NT into the Birifor language, and then worked in the organization's international office in England from 1989-99. More recently, Lyn and Brian have returned twice to Burkina to establish a team to work on the Birifor OT translation.

Lewis Varley

Lewis Varley MA, BA(ICS), MA(BiblStud)

Academic Adviser/Lecturer

Subjects: Biblical Studies, Biblical Theology of Missions

Lewis worked as a lawyer in London for several years before becoming aware of God's call to missions. He served with SIM in Bangladesh from 1999 to 2016 in a variety of areas, including theological education, personnel and leadership. He and his wife Susie met in Bangladesh, and they have four children. He enjoys cricket and keeping up with world events.

Nitika Ennion

Nitika Ennion BA, GradDipTchg (ECE), CertCM, PGDipEd (Early Years)

Catering Manager

Nitika has previously served with Empower NZ in South East Asia, where she developed an early childhood programme for migrant children. She has also lived in other parts of the world including Europe and Africa. Nitika and her husband, Jim, have five children who keep them on their toes. She loves to box, eat international food and listen to Pacific reggae.

Mike Higson

Mike Higson Dip ICS, Dip Amenity Horticulture

Assistant Site Manager/ Landscaper

Mike ran his own landscaping business for five years then managed teams and projects in the parks and reserves industry for 15 years before coming to Eastwest College. After spending time back in Auckland during which he and his wife, Linda, trained in Level 1 'Restoring the Foundations', God led them to work with Betel Ministries in the UK, planting churches amongst drug addicts and the homeless for five years. Mike has a passion for the broken and other cultures, to come alongside them and to show them the love of Jesus. Mike enjoys the outdoors, bush walks, the beach and spending time with family and friends.

Joyce Campbell

Joyce Campbell RGN, BA(Hons)

Vocational Adviser / Lecturer

Subjects: Spiritual Formation, Pastoral Care

Joyce comes from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and trained as a registered general nurse in Glasgow after leaving school. Along with Martin she has lived with their three sons in Central Asia. Sharing leadership with Martin, she has a special interest in the care of mission personnel and has worked and studied in this area in recent years. She enjoys the outdoors, particularly mountains, hiking and cycling. She also enjoys reading and entertaining guests.

Mark Budenberg

Mark Budenberg BSc(Hons), BD(Hons), DipILS

Deputy Principal / Dean / Librarian

Subjects: Hermeneutics, Biblical Studies

A former electronics engineer with the British Railways, Mark heard the call to mission service and went to study at Northumbria Bible College in 1983 where he met Joyce. In 1987 they completed their training for cross-cultural service, and after studying French in Paris, they went to DR Congo and taught for six and a half years at a French language Bible institute. In December 1996, Mark & Joyce were forced to leave Congo because of the civil war and so transferred to Eastwest College. Mark loves reading, especially anything to do with British history.

Jim Couch

Jim Couch DMin


Subjects: Theology, World Religions

Jim has worked as a secondary school and tertiary teacher in New Zealand, Asia, and the USA. He served with his wife Lois with Interserve in Asia for over 20 years. Over the final ten years of their service in Asia he focused on adult learning with a specific emphasis on the use of storytelling in oral societies. His work has included launching an education project for the blind, serving as a school counsellor, teaching leadership skills to emerging leaders, and as project leader for an adult education project. Jim enjoys swimming, cycling, and hiking as well as reading history books.


Lois Couch

Lois Couch BEd


Subjects: English Language

Lois has worked as a primary school teacher in New Zealand, Asia, and the USA. She served overseas with Interserve with her husband Jim from 1993 to 2014. In their last assignment in Asia, Lois trained local teachers in teaching literacy, maths, and English, helped design curriculum for adult education, taught English to adults, and managed an ESOL project.Lois enjoys gardening, fishing and walking.

Jenny McDowall

Jenny McDowall BHortSc(Hons), BTh (Hons), CertAdultTchg


Subjects: Interpersonal Relationships, New Testament Epistles

Jenny trained in horticultural science at Massey University, then worked in research and as a junior lecturer before going to BCNZ (now Laidlaw College) to prepare for overseas service. She and her husband Bruce, with their four children, worked in a Tibetan area of China for 11 years with Jian Hua Foundation, returning to NZ in late 2006. She still loves gardens and flowers, China, books, coffee and music, though her kids take up most of her spare time.

Gordon Meehan

Gordon Meehan DipICS, NatCertHort

Site Manager / Lecturer

Subjects: Evangelism

Gordon is trained in amenity horticulture and worked as a Property Manager prior to coming to Eastwest College. After completing his studies at Eastwest, Gordon and Jan along with their two teenage sons served with WEC in Cambodia until June 2009. His previous ministry involvement has included serving with YWAM and eldership at Mount Maunganui Baptist Church for 15 years. Gordon enjoys camping with his family and fishing.

Jenn Miller

Jenn Miller BA(Hons)

Pastoral Care Dean

Jenn is from Manitoba, Canada. Together with her late husband, Todd, and their children, she has spent the past 17 years serving in Central Asia. Along with her role as a mother, Jenn spent a lot of time connecting with local women and sharing her faith and life with them. Jenn has a strong desire to be in relationships with women from many cultures, and she also has a passion for mentoring others. She enjoys music, running, and showing hospitality.

Jenn's husband Todd passed away and entered the presence of his Lord and Saviour whom he had served so faithfully, while out running on 13th January 2018. We commend Jenn and their children Kierra, Brynn and Micah for your prayerful support as they grieve Todd's sudden passing. Todd had a passion for making disciples, mentoring, and teaching, and relating to other cultures. Todd was a much loved Biblical Studies lecturer at Eastwest College.

Susie Varley

Susie Varley BEd., DipTch


Subjects: English Language

Susie was born and brought up in Papua New Guinea and came to New Zealand to train as a teacher. After working in a primary school in Auckland, she joined SIM and commenced service in an international school in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where she met Lewis. In Bangladesh, she home-schooled her children while being involved in children's and women's ministry. Susie enjoys reading, nature, arts and crafts.