Presbyterian Support East Coast's (PSEC) Strategic Plan sets out our direction for the next five years.

As Board Chair, I whole-heartedly believe that what PSEC aims to achieve is worthwhile. We are an organisation based on Christian principles, and have a heritage founded in the Presbyterian Church.

Going forward into the future, my vision for PSEC is that we will continue to be a strong and vibrant charity, which is vitally aware of the needs of the East Coast community.

Maitland Manning

Presbyterian Support East Coast Board Chair

About Us

Presbyterian Support East Coast (PSEC) is one of seven autonomous regional Presbyterian Support organisations that together form one of the largest social service providers in New Zealand.

PSEC delivers around $12 million worth of vital social services throughout the East Coast region annually, with the help of more than 250 staff and over 400 volunteers. PSEC was formed in 1946, as a result of the growing needs within the East Coast community.

PSEC is incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 and is a not for profit charity.

Over the years, PSEC has continued to provide support, free of charge, to those in our community who need it most.

Governance Structure

The Presbyterian Support East Coast Board is made up of elected members from the community and Presbytery representatives, and is responsible for setting the strategy and direction of the organisation. The Board also establishes advisory committees to provide specialist strategic advice to the Board.

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Vision, Purpose & Values

Vision: Healthy, inclusive local communities.

Te Tirohanga: Kia whaioranga, kia ngātahi te noho o ngā hapori ā rohe.

Purpose: Motivated by our Christian heritage, we respond to social needs for positive community change.

Te Take: Nā tō mātou whakapono karaitiana e hihiko ana mātou ki te takahuringa o ngā mate tauwhiro hei painga ake mo te hapori.

Values: We act ethically with resilience and respect.

Ngā Uara: Mā manawaroa, mā whakaute e matatika ai tā mātou mahi.