Schools Based Youth Workers and VolunteersBotany Downs Secondary College Team

Botany Downs Secondary College Team

Botany Downs Secondary College has 4 youth workers and one youth worker manager.

Ethan Miller

Ethan started as a paid Youth Worker at BDSC in term 3 of 2015. He is also the Team Leader for Botany. He is passionate about youth and is an avid basketball player. Ethan is also the youth director of Eastview Baptist.

Jackie Cox

Jackie has volunteered as a youth worker at BDSC since 2012. She became a paid youth worker in 2015. She is part of the St. Columba Presbyterian youth leadership team.

Mike Turinsky

Mike Turinsky has worked as a paid youth worker at Botany for 7 years. Originally from Alaska, Mike immigrated to New Zealand in 2004 and gained New Zealand citizenship in 2013. He has a Bachelors of Science Degree in International Business and Economics from George Fox University. He previously worked in the business world (human resources, management, and finance) before coming to work with Young Life NZ Trust. His experience with youth work goes back to 1991 when he began as a volunteer youth worker. Mike is committed to helping students find that extra edge in life that can put them on the road to becoming positive contributing members of society. He is married to Jewel and is also father of their two sons. Contact Mike Turinsky

Paul Gray

Paul is the newest paid Youth Worker at BDSC, starting in 2017. He has worked with Howick Community Church for the last few years helping coordinate youth programmes there.