Diane and Bruce were ordained in the Diocese of Waiapu, as deacons in 1977 and as priests the following year. They were the first married couple to be ordained together in the World Anglican Communion.
Their shared ministry has included the parishes of Gisborne, Chartwell Co-operating (Hamilton) and, for 21 years, All Saint's, Howick. In the 3 years since retirement from full-time ministry they have served a two-month locum with the Presbyterian Church on Stewart Island, and 12 months as priests in charge at St George's, Epsom.
In retirement, Diane works as a Restorative Justice facilitator and is involved in the Totara Hospice as a biographer. Bruce serves as police chaplain, and continues his involvement of many years in bridge-building between Christian and Muslim communities.
They have two adult children, Alysia and Benedict, and live in Howick.