Dave with family returned to New Zealand at the end of 2010, after eight and a half years in Singapore. Their goal was to try a few things in the area of helping the NZ Church with outreach - this ministry being the vehicle.
Alan with wife Elena, pastor a church in Tauranga. Alan is passionate about the Church in New Zealand fulfilling its God given mandate - to reach the lost.
Wes joined the Board in 2013, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge, faith and business experience to the team. He is Owner and Director at Brinkman Consulting Limited based in Tauranga.
Angela is the founder and MD of 'Oh Baby', a popular New Zealand mothers magazine. She is married to Royce and they have two daughters and one son, and joined the Shining Lights Trust board from the beginning of 2018.
Tony joined the Hope Project team in support roles in 2014, and as a team member from June 2015. Tony's ministry experience includes National Director of OAC Ministries, and Senior Pastor of Hope Centre, Levin.
Raki has taken on the role of God Talk National Director and has major plans to see the ministry explode. Raki brings many years’ experience, working with youth in church, and in the community. As well as his experience pastoring with his wife at C3 Coast in Papamoa Tauranga.
Eden works as the admin and volunteer team lead whilst doing PA work for Dave Mann. With a passion for people, Eden hopes to grow the volunteer team to reach heights the organisation has not seen before.
Leonard builds mobile apps for a job, he brings fresh insight and innovation as he oversees digital strategies in connection with the 10 Day Challenge. With a passion for evangelism he will be running the 10DC Facebook page to engage in conversation in the digital space.
Vanessa works with Shining Lights Trust as one of the database coordinators. Bringing a large selection of strengths and abilities to the team to create a flow within the administrative area, Vanessa fills a very vital role in keeping things in order.
Alex Brings a wealth of experience including presenting, storytelling, advertising, marketing strategy and videography to the organisation. His role includes handling the oversight and directions to managers. Alex manages hope project Facebook page, & is on the Hope Project advisors board.
Sharyn works part-time in the office, looking after accounts and donations.
Norman and Barbara came to our team with a wealth of experience, to help with hands-out outreaching efforts, some administration, and in communicating with pastors. Their backgrounds include business, teaching, nursing, midwifery and chaplaincy.
Beau has been involved with many of the Shining Lights projects, providing graphic support and developing material.
Million Booklets distributed to Homes in 2014-2016
Million New Zealanders viewed TV ads in each of the 3 media phases
churches are partnered with the Hope Project and AllTogether.co.nz
+ web-engagements during the Hope Project