John Bell

John is married to Jean and they have one adult daughter (Laraine), and two grandchildren.

After serving an apprenticeship and working in engineering as tool/die maker for 12 years, John then ran the family dairy farm.  Later, he purchased a sheep/cattle farm in Karaka and joined First Church in 1963.

John became an Elder of First Church in 1960’s and is currently the Session Clerk and Fellowship Team Elder.