Dr Kevin Dobbyn FMS

PhD in Christian Spirituality (2020)

Masters in Theology (MCD, 1998), in Counselling (Massey, 2008).

Role at Te Kupenga 

TK Site Coordinator, Diocese of Palmerston North

Coordinator, Te Ahi Kā o Mātauranga – a community of young adults whose main ministry is hosting other young adults, students and young Christian workers & professionals. Work in the Diocesan offices – part of the Education & Youth and Young Adults teams.


For most of the first half of my adult life I have lived outside of New Zealand, mainly in Kiribati involved in education, formation, the Pastoral Institute and the Teachers’ College. Since returning in 2006 I have been mentor and guide in the formation of community with young adults, while working as qualified counsellor in Wellington and Auckland.

Research and Academic Interests

Having been a founding member of Dream Network Aotearoa New Zealand in 2015, I have had a long interest in dreams and inner experience insofar as they link to the encounter with Mystery and are a source of insight into what the Spirit is addressing to the individual in personal growth and development and a deepening of one’s spiritual life, with a consequent impact on relationships and the environment.

Te Kupenga - Catholic Leadership Institute

Enrolment for Certificate and Diploma Programmes is on-going.
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