Our Team
We are a strategic resourcing ministry. We aim to help equip and encourage the Christian Church in sharing the message of God’s love to a world in need of hope.
Equipping, Christian, Church, New Zealand, NZ, hope, resources, ministry, Shining, Lights, Trust, evangelism, Bible, alltogether, 10daychallenge, hopeproject,
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Our Team

Helping the CHURCH see afresh what it has
Dave 2 2020

Dave is the director and initiator of the Shining Lights Trust, Hope Project, and various of it's other innovations.

Dave Mann

Alan Hood

Alan with wife Elena, pastor C3 City Church in Tauranga, which has significant community engagement, and church plants in both Papamoa and Omokoroa.

Alan Hood

Board Member
John & Mary Elliott

After 30 years overseas, John with wife Mary now serves as President-emeritus of World Outreach.

John Elliott

Board Member

Richard Burne

Board Member
James Williamson

James is a business owner working in the area of safety and health, and also on the staff of the Bible Society.

James Williamson

Board Member
Tony Collis-smll

Tony has worked with the team in support roles since 2014, meeting with pastors' groups, bringing significant ministry experience to the table.

Tony Collis

Presenter | Consultant
Raki Wiringi

Raki oversees Godtalk nationally, connecting wth, supporting and networking youth leaders together - to aid their strength-of-focus on their mission.

Raki Wiringi

Godtalk National Director
Karen Wiringi

Karen supports Raki in administrative roles, to help this youth mobilisation initiative thrive.

Karen Wiringi

Godtalk admin support
Maree OHalloran

Maree oversees our accounts, to help ensure a budgeting and finance things are in order, compliant, and accountable at the levels needed.

Maree O'Halloran

Rob Grindlay

Beyond subcontracting roles, Rob brings his years of experience in the advertising industry to the table.

Rob Grindlay

Marketing advice
Michael and Kelly Taylor

Michael is a core staff, coordinating the development of various initiatives, and involvement of team members.

Michael Taylor

Project Manager - SLT Staff team
Vanessa Bishop

Vanessa brings amazing skills to our team in administration and databases, also facilitating and overseeing the involvement of others in this, to see all that needs doing done.

Vanessa Bishop

Administration and database guru and team leader
Norman Sutton

Norman serves as a 'Regional Rep', encouraging and resourcing the outreaching focus of pastors + networking and also committed prayer support.

Norman & Barbara Sutton

Regional Rep
Mann 2020 shoot 91

Heather helps keep the team (and Dave's life) together, does postal services - and much more.

Heather Mann

Postal services
Fred Barrett

Fred serves as a 'Regional Rep', connecting with pastors to encourage and resource their outreaching focus.

Fred and Ces Barrett

Regional Rep
Sue Hardgrave

Without Sue's help - and others like her (Robyn Hamilton, Heather Mann Snr) our many publications and web media would have far more errors!

Sue Hardgrave

Spell checker
Joy and Jamie Lauchlan

Joy brings prayer and administrative support to the work - and hospitality at functions.

Joy and Jamie Lauchan

Team member
Beau Spicer

Beau has been involved with Graphic Design for the Shining Lights Trust since its inception.

Beau Spicer

Graphic Designer
Graeme Stitt

Graeme bring their experience as a pastor to his role as a 'Regional Rep', encouraging and resourcing the outreaching focus of pastors.

Graeme Stitt

Regional Rep

Various other regional reps

Regional Reps and others

Godtalk regional reps


Hope Project Regional Reps


Hope Project Advisors Board


Prayer partners


Godtalk (youth) subscribers


City/town pastors’ groups connected with for strategic discussions


Million Booklets distributed to Homes in 2020


Million NZers seeing TV ads average 6.5x Easter 2020


Churches partnered with Hope Project and AllTogether.co.nz


Online engagements at Easter time alone in 2020