We always have an exciting line up of both local and national speakers. We can’t wait for you to hear what they have to say! Keep watching as we unveil those who are coming…
Dr Sam Bloore
Sam is deeply passionate about the intersection of faith and culture, in particular how individuals establish and enhance a personal spirituality that is stable and sustainable. Sam graduated from medicine and bioethics at Otago University, working as a doctor for five years in Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry. Following the completion of a Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology Sam is now working towards a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. Sam and his wife Julia oversee the residential life of Venn Foundation and are committed to developing the conversations and community practices that provide opportunities for growth and formation.
Richard is the founder and director of Mind Health, a counselling and training organisation. He is an ordained minister and a trained counsellor and works alongside churches providing specialised support for their pastoral care. Through this and his public speaking he helps people strengthen their thinking, be proactive in relationships, and succeed with life. Richard is a former Chair of the New Wine NZ Trust Board and is passionate about seeing churches fulfil their purpose in God.
An auditor, accountant and mother, Lydia leads the team at New Wine in addition to pastoring Hope Vineyard Church with her husband Shane, and being the financial manager for their farming and property business. She is energised by God’s church and being with ordinary people who live dynamic personal faith journeys, who are, in her mind, heroes of the faith.
Aaron is a counsellor who combines over a decade’s experience as a local church pastor and his postgraduate studies in psychology. In addition to being a powerful speaker at many Promise Keepers events over the years, he has been a radio host on the Southern Star network, as well as performing regularly as a stand-up comic – so you can be sure he will be engaging as well as educational.
and so many more. Keep checking in.
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