"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." - helen keller


Head of Mission

John MacDonald is the Splice founder and visionary and Head of Methodist Mission Northern. He spent five years as the Chaplain at Large on the streets on the city, connecting with people, meeting, talking and advocating for people who don't have a voice. He has supported artistic practice, community building exercises, and social justice movements and is passionate about bringing "heart-based" methodology to Splice's work and presence in the city. John is a regular at the Occidental pub on Vulcan Lane. john@splice.org.nz


Creative Consultant

Gareth Farry is a creative producer with 20+ years experience in Auckland. Past arts manager for the British Council in NZ, he also runs his production company and label Sugarlicks, and set up the iconic Auckland venue Khuja Lounge in the early 2000’s. These days Gareth specialises in intercultural and social action arts work, connecting people across borders through the NZ Active Citizens programme. He lives off-grid in the Waitakere bush. garethfa@splice.org.nz

Creative Communicator

Madison O'Dwyer is Project Manager, Creative Communicator and Active Citizens Facilitator for Splice. She uses her background in poetry and visual arts to bring people together. Maddy advocates for youth empowerment, women in leadership and mental wellness across New Zealand. When she's not working, she's writing copious pages of poetry for her next collection, or spoiling her rescue dogs. maddy@splice.org.nz


Community Builder

Joanna Ji is an Active Citizens graduate with a passion for community wellbeing. A tech savvy, sanguine Law Student with a deep love for music, Joanna will be using all her skills to connect with our artistic and vibrant communities. joannaj@splice.org.nz