Steve Tollestrup


Surname Tollestrup 
First Name Steve
Position/title Consultant  and Spiritural Director 


Organisation Ploughshare Consulting 
Denomination Baptist 

Spiritual Direction 
Consulting                                                                                Organisational development, mediation, fundraising, strategic planning, governance.

Qualifications B.Th (Laidlaw), PG Dip Labour Studies (Auckland) Organisational and Community Impact Assessment (PRIA New Delhi). Spiritual Direction Cert ACSD.
Affiliations Fundraising Institute of NZ, Association of Christian Spiritual Directors ( Associate) 

Owner Director Ploughshare Consulting

Elected Member Auckland Council Waitakere Ranges Local Board

Executive Director TEAR Fund NZ (1995-2012)

Director World Evangelical Alliance Peace and Reconciliation Initiative (2006-2013)

Executive Director ITIM Northern 1988-1994
Location (suburb, town/city) Auckland Region 
Region Northland / Auckland
Online Sessions ?  Yes - via Zoom, or client's preference. 
Charge Koha / Negotiable 
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Phone numbers

Mobile: 0210433686

Other: 09 8367896


I have 33 years’ experience working at executive level management and leadership with Christian mission, INGO’s, community groups and local government elected representation. I hold a Bth, DipPG Labour Studies, Post grad studies from Auckland University in Organisational Development and mediation as well as completion of Community Participative Impact Assessment through an NZAID grant for study in New Delhi.

 I attend Cityside Baptist Church and represent members of the Association of Christian Spiritual Directors as a member of the association’s executive council. I work either from offices in West Auckland, Herne Bay or via ZOOM.

Other comments

I offer a unique model of spiritual direction working with leaders seeking spiritual development and discernment for both personal growth and organisational development. I  provide spiritual retreats for churches, missions and Christian groups aimed at deepening our life in Christ and sense of sacred presence. Organisationally I provide consultation on governance, planning and fundraising.




Contact Us

  • add473 Great South Road
    Auckland 1061
    New Zealand

  • postPO Box 12149
    Auckland 1642
    New Zealand

  • envelope[email protected]


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