Speakers who will be lighting up Mainstage this year include...

 

 

Matt Stott

Matt Stott

More than 300,000 teenagers and young adults throughout New Zealand and Australia have been encouraged and equipped by Matt's inspirational speaking. Matt left High School early to pursue a career as a clown. However nobody took him seriously, so he returned to formal study, gaining a theology degree from Laidlaw Bible College.

Matt's weekends are taken up with preaching, speaking at camps and running Soul Tour. Matt is a terrible skateboarder and a below-average rock climber. He enjoys international travel and plays golf at least once a year.

 

Johanna Vannathy

Johanna Vannathy

Johanna is our very own Central Easter Camp director. She absolutely loves young people and is crazy passionate about Jesus! She spent twelve years as a youth pastor in Cannons Creek, Porirua, where she developed a thriving youth community. Johanna then went on to run events for El Rancho and to become the Wellington BYM consultant (where she runs more events and looks after youth pastors!).  

Johanna clearly enjoys events but is also into body-boarding, a good laugh and chilling with her childhood-sweetheart-husband, Bok and their two girls.

She carries the heart of Easter Camp and is hard-out about seeing youth ministries living-it-up in Jesus. Come and say hi to her! 

 

Jordyn Rapana

Jordyn Rapana

Jordyn is a visionary and creative communicator who is passionate about Āotearoa and all the people who find their home here. She is a total fan-girl of a great story and an enthusiastic storyteller.

Jordyn loves hanging out with her husband and is a besotted Mum of a three-year-old mini-human. She is the kind of gal that finds pure satisfaction in a funky thrift find. She is also a daydreamer, an optimist, a lover of music and creative expressions of worship.

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Paula Fakalata

A phenomenal communicator with a background of working in correctional facilities and alternative education, Paula has been able to craft and deliver messages of hope in the most creative, powerful and humorous way for many years. His passion to see young people become the best that they can be in and amongst adversity is what makes Paula a great communicator and leader.