Conference Speakers 2019
BRENT DOLFO I THE LEADERSHIP NETWORK, USA
Director of Leadership Development for the Leadership Network, Brent Dolfo has more than 30 years of experience in senior ministry leadership and has consulted worldwide with movements such as Alpha as well as with churches in the US, Canada and Europe. Brent served with Campus Crusade for Christ of Canada as the Chief Operating Officer and overseeing its National Ministries. Brent gives oversight to the HUB: Leadership Development and Campus Pastor Leader Groups. He also serves as a Facilitator to various Leadership Network events. He also led Leadership Network's various initiatives in Europe for many years. Brent is married to Diana and they have three high energy children - Braedon, Keynan and Tanika.
PETER SOMERVELL I GRACE CHURCH, NELSON
"30 years ago I found Jesus (or rather He found me) and I haven't looked back since. I love serving God and His people, and Grace Church is a great place to do that in. I'm convinced the primary way God grows His church is by means of His Word, empowered by His Spirit". Peter is Lead Pastor at Grace Church and is married to Francelle and they have four children - Mark, Luke, Katherine and Emma.
GREG BURGESS I THE ORCHARD CHURCH, TE PUKE
Greg grew up in Western Australia, before moving to Perth for university and work. During this time he came to faith in Christ, met his wife Wendy and together they have three children - Jordan, Jacqui and Rachel. Greg attended Adelaide Bible College in the early 90's, and went on to pastor the Baptist Church. After seven years there, Greg with his family moved to Texas to complete a Master of Theology, before returning to Adelaide to teach at the Adelaide College of Ministries for 14 years. In May 2017, Greg became Lead Pastor at The Orchard Church in the sunny Bay of Plenty.
JENNY GILL I THE STREET CHURCH, WELLINGTON
In 2018, The Street Church launched a new church location in the eastern suburbs of Wellington, where Jenny is the Lead Pastor along with her husband Simon. They have three daughters - Gracie, Jessica and Izzy and they moved as a family to New Zealand from the UK in 2012.
Jenny loves living by the ocean and being outdoors - she often gets her best sermon ideas when she's out running. She is an authentic and gifted communicator who speaks from her heart.
- AARON HODGSON I Raleigh Street Christian Centre, Cambridge
- EMMA FALCONER I The Orchard Church, Te Puke
- FLOYD EDWARDS I The Street Church, Wellington
- CRAIG BARROWS I Pathways College, Tauranga
- SHERI HARKNESS I Greenlane Christian Centre, Auckland
- MARK FRYER I Hope Community Church, Nelson
- BRENT DOLFO I Leadership Development Network, USA
- STEVE MURRAY I Lifezone Church, Tauranga