The Kids Friendly Team

We are pleased to welcome Julie Taylor Penno to our Kids Friendly team.  Julie is based in Christchurch and providing administrative support to Robin.

Meet our Kids Friendly team:


Robin Humphreys is the Kids Friendly coach (part-time).  Robin is an ordained minister of the USA Presbyterian church and has also worked as community children’s ministry leader in New Zealand.  She has extensive experience in outreach and children’s ministry and is passionate about inviting all (women, men and children) into faith communities that offer opportunities to grow in spirit and serve Jesus. She is committed to working with churches to equip them to effectively welcome children and celebrate their presence and giftsRobin is based in Christchurch.

Cheryl Harray is the Kids Friendly Advisor for the Synod of Otago and Southland. She has a background in primary teaching and has been involved in children’s and family ministries all her life.  She served alongside her minister husband Ken in local parishes for 30 years. Cheryl has a passion for cultivating intergenerational faith communities.  She loves to see children participate in and enjoy Sunday worship with all ages together (for at least some of the time) and is committed to helping churches discover ways of connecting community children and families with God. Cheryl also loves to equip and inspire parents to share their faith with their children (or grandchildren – and Cheryl is a great role model as she loves sharing faith her grandchildren Sam and Lucy Gordon!)  Cheryl is based in Dunedin.

We are here to serve you and would love to share our passion and knowledge for connecting children with God with you!

Contact Us:

Robin Humphreys, National Kids Friendly Coach (part-time)

Cheryl Harray, Kids Friendly Advisor, Synod of Otago and Southland

Julie Taylor Penno, Kids Friendly Administration Assistant (part-time)