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.
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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

Tamati & Tessa Cameron together lead Te Kāinga C3 Church in Arataki, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga. They have four children and have been in ministry since 2003, and in Tauranga since 2009. Tamati has a gift in connecting with people, to encourage positive change. One part of that is a connection with ‘Live For More’ - a successful programme for at-risk young men that utilises surfing within its strategies.

Tamati Cameron

Board Member
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


Sarah manages the administration for SLT and database updates along with many other admin tasks.

Sarah Perkins


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

Michael Taylor

Project Manager - SLT Staff team
Rob Grindlay

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

Rob Grindlay

Marketing advice
Beau Spicer

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

Beau Spicer

Graphic Designer
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

Various other regional reps

Regional Reps and others

Hope Project Advisors Board


Hope Project Regional Reps


City/town pastors’ groups connected with for strategic discussions


Godtalk (youth) subscribers


Prayer partners


Million Booklets distributed to Homes in 2021


Million NZers seeing TV ads average 3.7x Easter 2021


Pastors partnered with Hope Project and AllTogether.co.nz


Online engagements over Hope Project Christmas 2020 & Easter 2021