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Steve Tollestrup

Steve Tollestrup

Position/titleConsultant and Spiritual Director
OrganisationPloughshare Consulting
ServicesSupervision, Spiritual Direction, Consulting, Organisational Development, Mediation, Fundraising, Strategic planning, Governance
QualificationsB.Th (Laidlaw), PG Dip Labour Studies (Auckland) Organisational and Community Impact Assessment (PRIA New Delhi). Spiritual Direction Cert ACSD.
AffiliationsFundraising Institute of NZ, Association of Christian Spiritual Directors (Associate) 
ExperienceOwner 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
LocationAuckland Region
RegionNorthern / Auckland
Online sessions?Yes – via zoom or client’s preference
Chargekoha / negotiable
Phone numbersMobile: 0210433686 / Other 09 8367896
BioI 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 commentsI 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.