Fr. Thomas Rouse is the Columban leader in New Zealand. He was ordained and was appointed to Fiji in 1976, where he spent most of his missionary life. In 2014, he was appointed Mission Coordinator of St. Columbans, Lower Hutt, in New Zealand.
The Missionary Society of St. Columban (a.k.a. St. Columban's Foreign Mission Society, a.k.a. Columban Fathers) is a not-for-profit corporation organized for religious, educational and charitable purposes, and as such is exempt from Federal Income Tax under §501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.