Lydia Read - Meeting Place Host


The spirit-stirring feeling that there must be more, and that a life of faith should mean a life of adventure is what first led Lydia (and husband Shane) to New Wine. An adventure is one way to describe what’s happened since… a wild roller coaster ride of fun is another! 

Lydia leads the charge at New Wine with joyful devotion and is hosting in Meeting Place this year; don’t ask her to jump into the swimming pool fully clothed to get bibles into schools… she’s done it before! She is energised by God’s church and being with ordinary people who live dynamic personal faith journeys, who are in her mind, heroes of the faith.

With the rest of her time Lydia masters the role of cool grandma (but don’t call her that!) to six mokopuna in addition to pastoring Hope Vineyard Church with Shane, and being the financial manager for their farming and property business.