Sam & Juliana Hutchens are both children of church planting missionaries. Sam lived as a teenager in Canada, and Juliana was raised on the field of Japan. Following God’s call to missions in their own lives, they attended West Coast Baptist College where they met and dated. They were married in January of 2013 and went on to serve on staff at Lancaster Baptist Church and West Coast Baptist College for four years. Late in 2015, the Lord directed them to Christchurch, New Zealand, and they began deputation in August of 2016. Their desire is to plant and assist in planting churches throughout the country of New Zealand. They have one daughter, Emma (10/7/2015), and another daughter due in April of 2018.