TEDxManukau Speaker Dave Timms

Dave Tims lives in Randwick Park, Manurewa with his wife Denise and 4 children. He has more than 20 years of experience working with people and communities, helping them discover and realise their full potential.
Dave works in the same neighbourhood he lives in and he applies a Community-lead Development model to his work, that includes leadership development, employment opportunities, youth work training, partnerships and developing locally run trusts.
Since moving to Randwick Park some 5 years ago Dave has become an active member of the Randwick Park Residents Association. The Association, working in partnership with the Manurewa Local Board, has successfully overseen the redevelopment of Riverton Reserve, which has included upgrading the sports fields and the construction of a new skate park. Future plans include the construction of a community centre and the establishment of an early childcare centre.
Dave is a trained Counsellor, an ex-Primary School Teacher, a Baptist minister and works for a missional order of the Baptist Church in NZ called Urban Neighbours of Hope.