Speakers for events

The following speakers have verified recently (2021) that they are available to speak at Women’s events.  The list is a work in progress!
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NameLocationChurch / OrganisationKey Speaking TopicsBioRelevant experiencesEmail address (You must be logged in to see these.)Phone number (You must be logged in to see these.)
Elizabeth Herr
AucklandMt Albert Baptist Church, The People ToolboxPreaching: various topics & narrative preaching, speaking: Body language, Self-awareness, The Happiness Effect and preaching on various topicsElizabeth is a body language specialist, speaker and coach. She draws from a background in Social Science with over 20-years of experience in presenting, coaching, and group facilitation. She specialises in non-verbal communication and personal development and has been a lay preacher at Mt Albert Baptist Church since 2008.Elizabeth is also the founder of The People Toolbox (from 2017), doing workshops at Te Atatu Peninsula Christian Conference and in Mt Albert Baptist groups. She was the Women’s ministry leader at Mt Albert Baptist from 2002-2007.
Helen BreretonRuakākā, NorthlandNorthern Baptist  Association, Assembly Council, BU Sexual Misconduct Review TeamKingdom living, Baptist identity, SabbathI am a Baptist pastor with a call to interim and transition ministry. I love Jesus, my whānau, good theology and hot coffee. And I like bush walks, thought provoking science fiction, quirky BBC podcasts and Korean food. Seeing people set free from sin and shame, and seeing congregations living into healthy unity – these are the things that bring me wondrous joy.12 step recovery, living with ADHD, being a square peg in a round hole
Karen Warner

AucklandBaptist Churches NZFaith formation – particularly with an intergenerational focus; spirituality with a focus on growing resilient disciples (particularly youth and children); prayer.I am currently the Leadership Coordination Director for the Baptist Churches of NZ, but was previously the national team leader for Baptist Children and Family Ministries. I have had the privilege of working for our collective of Baptist Churches for over 10 years. My passion is to see churches as places where all ages are valued and welcomed and where they are helping each other, and their local communities know and love Jesus.Primary school teacher; Children's pastor; national church leadership roles (Baptist Union Assembly Council & current job); school and kindergarten boards; CEC Board.
Monique LeeAuckland, ManurewaCo-Lead Senior Pastor of Manurewa BaptistWomen in Leadership. Book of Revelation. Parenting through a sexualised environment. Christian Leadership. Exegetical Preaching.Wife, Mother, Daughter, Friend, Sister, Aunty, Leader, Preacher, Diver, Photographer, Reader.... Recovering dispensationalist & complementarian, but most importantly: Called by God.Pastored for a year at MBC, Mother of 3 boys. Life-time Christian and church attender.
Shelley WestAucklandBlockhouse Bay BaptistLament as mission/ singleness/ community/ biblical narrativesServing Jesus with the gift of my life is a constant work on for me. My freedom allows and demands good service to Jesus and His kingdom.8 years in my own church, some visiting to others, 2 years in preaching cohort working on rough edges.
Wendy BudgeAuckland, North shoreAlbany Baptist Church, Carey Baptist CollegeI love to share my faith journey which includes the journey from” Lawyer’s wife to Pastor’s wife” and how God has used, stretched and shaped me through the years. I speak of Gods faithfulness through stories, experiences and scripture. I am strongly Pastoral.I am the Programme Coordinator at Carey Baptist College, a Pastor's spouse, member of the NZ Baptist Womens board and part of the NZ Bravelove Momement. I am a wife and Mother of 4.
I have a real desire to see people, especially women, walk in fullness and wholeness and be all that God has called them to be. I love to share my faith journey which includes the journey from” Lawyer’s wife to Pastor’s wife” and how God has used, stretched and shaped me through the years. I speak of Gods faithfulness through stories, experiences and scripture. I am strongly Pastoral. My speaking style is relaxed, warm and engaging.
Leading and speaking at many retreats, conferences, Women's ministries and camps, work and church.
Carole McMinnAuckland, North ShoreLong Bay Baptist ChurchReaching the Chinese people in New Zealand
God does heal today.
I have been an active Christian for 50 years and 35 years ago God put a call on my life as an evangelist.
I have run 63 Alpha courses of which 13 have been in Mandarin.
Moved to New Zealand 18 years ago and settled at LBBC.
Have been the Ministry leader for Evangelism for 16 years and am currently Chair of the Leadership Council.
Have been the Pastor of the Chinese congregation for last 18 months. This is definitely my Esther moment “For such a time as this”
Have started and work in a healing ministry where I have seen people healed from hopeless terminal illnesses.
I am 75 years old and have been married to Keith for 56 years. We raised 7 children, 2 natural and the rest long term fostered and adopted.
63 Alpha’s over 35 years leading literally hundreds to the Lord.
Praying for a whole heap of people who have been supernaturally healed.
Leading a Chinese congregation from 11 to 50 in 18 months. Learning to speak Mandarin.
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