Des is a Te Puke born and bred man, who returned to live in Te Puke in 1980. He has been privileged to serve as an Elder at The Orchard since some time late last century!
Des’ introduction to Christianity came through the faithful teachers at the Pongakawa Sunday School.
Although Des is officially retired; a better descriptive would be retreaded. Des and his wife Lin now wonder how on earth they ever had time to work!
In recent years, and a few bits of titanium later, Des has been unable to enjoy many of the sporting activities he used to do, so now taking a jet-ski for a blast on the harbour or lake provides an “safer” way for him to relax!