Heidi and her husband Rolland, founded Iris Ministry, now Iris Global. In 1995 they were called to the poorest country in the world at the time, Mozambique. They began by pouring out their lives among abandoned street children, and as the Holy Spirit moved miraculously in many ways a revival movement spread to adults, pastors, churches and then throughout the bush all across Mozambique's ten provinces. Heidi is now "Mama Aida" to thousands of children, and oversees a broad holistic ministry. She earned her BA, MA degrees from S.C.C., Vanguard University and her PhD from Kings College, University of London.
Kyle is a cultural education professional and is passionate about Indigenous youth and helping them to understand their cultural identity. “We take young fellas and young girls into the bush and we teach them about the land, about the country, and let them start to listen and hear how God speaks to them.” said Kyle. Kyle is from the Bundjalung tribe who are the original custodians of the northern coastal areas of New South Wales, including Fingal Head where he has lived all his life.
Sef is a Fiji born Rotuman who spent her formative years growing up in Lautoka, the Western side of Viti Levu in Fiji. These formative experiences continue to inform Sef’s theological reflection on interfaith and cross-cultural relationships, gender and culture from a diasporic perspective of a migrant who calls Australia one of her homes. Sef is an ordained minister of the Uniting Church. She currently works for UnitingWorld, as a researcher and church partnerships manager. Sef continues to wrestle with the challenges of gender-based violence, women in leadership, climate change and the powerful role theology can play in bringing about transformative change.
Setareki is the CEO of the Pacific Disability Forum, and is one of the pioneers of the disability movement in the Pacific and one of the DPO leaders who established the Pacific Disability Forum. He was PDF’s 1st staff member in 2006 charged with the responsibility of setting up the PDF Secretariat in Suva, Fiji in January 2007. He has lead the PDF team, and fostered the disability movement across the Pacific since then. Setareki was recognised for his contributions by the UN in 2012 with an Asia-Pacific Disability Rights Champions Award.
Justin is a dynamic and innovative leader who functions in the unique role of being both the Anglican Bishop of Wellington and one of the founders and leaders of Urban Vision, a grassroots and ground-breaking movement of neighbourhood based Christian communities who focus on building life-giving relationships with those on the margins of mainstream society and doing justice in the midst of urban poverty.