Meet The Team
Doug & Angela Hurley - Founders, General Manager.
Doug and Angela are both from rural Canterbury and developed a desire to serve others through the ministry as it has grown and developed from their home in the 1980s. Doug's work involves a lot of writing, communicating and traveling as he connects and ministers with people and coordinates events which include anything from camp meetings, funeral services, wedding services and outreach projects. When Angela is not traveling with Doug as they serve as a team, she helps at the ministry base with day to day upkeep, hospitality and special projects.
Damon Hurley - Operations Manager
Damon, Doug and Angela's oldest son, has been working with the ministry since finishing school and coordinates the day-to-day work of the ministry and projects. He lives on a rural property in Loburn with his wife, Cherie and three children.
Cherie Hurley - Graphic Design
Cherie, Damon's wife, has worked with the team at Autumn Leaves from 2010 when she bought her training and experience in video production to help develop this aspect of the ministry. As a busy mother of three, and home-school teacher, she now works part-time assisting other areas of the ministry and with graphic design.
Lena Malcolm - Office Secretary and Product Sourcing
Lena joined the team in 2015 after working with EQC during their intensely busy period following the Canterbury Earthquakes. She initially worked in reception, order processing and sourcing products, but as Autumn Leaves grew and we became more busy, her experience was valuable in finding and ordering books and other resources and stock management. Lena was born and raised in South Canterbury and now lives in North Canterbury.
Korina Schoolderman - Secretary/Admin
Korina is Doug and Angela's younger daughter. She trained and worked as a early Childhood teacher, before coming to work full time in the ministry in 2004. She still continues to help us part time, managing the office admin and accounts but her primary focus is now homeschooling her two children. She lives in the old family home where the ministry used to be based in Ashley, just north of Rangiora.
Malcolm Hurley - Production and Resources
Malcolm is Doug and Angela's youngest son. He trained and worked for many years as an Electrician in New Zealand and Australia before returning to serve in the ministry in 2020. Malcolm's practical skills are valuable within the ministry and he works with the development and production of printed and digital resources. He lives with his wife and two boys in rural Loburn.
Vincent Zhang - Graphics Design / Video Production
Vincent joined our team in early 2023 after training in Graphic Design and has some experience with Video Production. He is filling his role with some of our graphic design needs and also working in video production. Vincent has an amazing testimony. From when he was a young teen, he was fighting brain cancer, not only once but twice when it returned in his later teens. He thanks God for saving him from predicted death and has a heart to serve Him in return.
Peter Olney - Production
Peter, retired from a career in the RAF, RNZAF, and the NZ army as a civilian, joined our team in a part-time role in 2004. He primarily works in print and media reproduction. Peter lives in semi-retirement in Rangiora.
Tracy Brown - Reception and Orders
Tracy joined the team in 2023. She is the first point of contact many people have with the ministry via the phone, email or in person at our ministry base. She works at reception and also processes most orders.