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 is the director and initiator of the Shining Lights Trust, Hope Project, and various of it's other innovations. He is a passionate visionary, with a conviction that the Christian message and history within this nation's heritage is something to be valued - not shunned. For more see https://shininglights.co.nz/our-team/leadership/

Dave Mann


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.

Alan Hood

Board Member
John & Mary Elliott

Alan with wife Mary, serves as President-emeritus of World Outreach. They returned to New Zealand after nearly three decades serving in Asia.

John Elliott

Board Member

Richard Burne

Board Member
Tony Collis-smll

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.

Tony Collis

Presenter | Consultant
Raki Wiringi

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.

Raki Wiringi

God Talk National Director
Raki and Karen Wiringi

Karen works with Raki, administrating the Godtalk.nz youth mobilisation initiative.

Karen Wiringi

Project Manager

Maree O'Halloran

Alex Watts

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.

Alex Watts

Videographer / Tech Guru

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.

Norman & Barbara Sutton

HP Regional Reps and Tauranga team members
Vanessa Bishop

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.

Vanessa Bishop

Administration and database coordinator
Joy Lauchlan

Joy is a team member, supporting with prayer, and then on a as-is-needed project basis, to help the media development and office keep ticking over.

Joy Lauchan

Team member

Beau has been involved with many of the Shining Lights projects, providing graphic support and developing material.

Beau Spicer

Graphic Designer

Godtalk regional reps


Hope Project regional reps


Hope Project Advisors Board


1800 prayer partners


Godtalk (youth) subscribers


City/town pastors’ groups connected with for strategic discussions


Million Booklets distributed to Homes in 2020


Million New Zealanders viewed TV ads at Easter 2020


churches are partnered with the Hope Project and AllTogether.co.nz


Online engagements at Easter time alone in 2020