Lt-Col, Salvation Army
Miriam is the Lt Col of THQ NSW/ACT Division of the Salvation Army Read more
Miriam is a “Mexican” who grew up in Ballarat in Victoria, until the age of 19. She loves being a Corps officer and have been so for most of her ministry. She now looks forward to what is ahead in the NSW/ACT Division, believing that God has amazing things planned already, including “Hope Rising” all over our Division, Territory and Australia.
Dr. David Benson
Director, Malyon Traverse
Dave is a practical theologian lecturing at Malyon College, seeking to bridge the church–culture divide. Read more
Dave is a practical theologian lecturing at Malyon College, seeking to bridge the church–culture divide. As a former public school teacher, youth worker, and pastor of community outreach, he is committed to models of dialogue which find common ground on contested territory. As leader of Christ's Pieces, an experimental house church, and Director of Traverse, an academic centre, Dave taps deep commitments to serve the flourishing of all in a post-Christendom pluralistic context.
Founding Senior Minister, Stairway Church
Peter is regarded highly both nationally and internationally for his leadership Read more
Peter is regarded highly both nationally and internationally for his leadership, wisdom and love for the Body of Christ. He has become a spiritual father to many, walking with leaders and speaking into the life of their communities. His great love for unity and Melbourne has been expressed in the forging multi-denominational relational and partnerships connections for reaching the people of the city of Melbourne with a message of hope and reconciliation.
Rick served as a C3 pastor for 15 years before recently becoming a missionary to the city of Newcastle Read more
Rick served as a C3 pastor for 15 years before recently becoming a missionary to the city of Newcastle. Rick was named Newcastle Citizen of the Year in 2014 for his 20 plus years of service which includes pioneering CityServe and RUSH youth mentoring. He and his wife Sue currently serve as the senior leaders of Life Church Newcastle. Rick is a passionate and entertaining speaker able to lift listener’s sights and stir them to action! His unique calling and gifting sees him minister right across the body of Christ.
Director, Greater West for Christ
Mark’s vision is for suburban transformation through 100 healthy churches planted or strengthened Read more
Mark’s vision is for suburban transformation through 100 healthy churches planted or strengthened, from Parramatta to the Blue Mountains in Greater Western Sydney. Mark is part of a prayer team joined by many local churches that seek to use their gifts and resources God has given them in leadership, mentoring, governance, business, innovation, teaching, shepherding and evangelism to strengthen and plant local churches.
Co-ordinator, Rahab Toowoomba
Jess has been ministering to women in the sex industry for the past 6 years Read more
Jess has been ministering to women in the sex industry for the past 6 years and has made remarkable change and impact within the city of Toowoomba. Jess leads Rahab Ministries in Toowoomba, and is passionate about Christians rising up to enter into other people's worlds for the sake of the Gospel.
Co-ordinator, Movement Day Australia
Ian co-ordinates Movement Day Australia and a national group called One Heart for the Nation Read more
He Ian co-ordinates Movement Day Australia and a national group called One Heart for the Nation, which works for the unity and transformation of towns and cities. He is married with 5 children and lives in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
Ian is also the Senior Pastor of Toowoomba City Church, a local congregation committed to unity of the Church of the City. Over the last couple of decades’ unity has gathered pace in Toowoomba with many pastors and para-church leaders meeting weekly for prayer and fellowship.
Director, Gather UK
Roger Sutton was the senior pastor of a flourishing Baptist church in Manchester Read more
Roger Sutton was the senior pastor of a flourishing Baptist church in Manchester England. He also served as chaplain to the Manchester United football team. He now leads Gather UK, an organization enabled by Evangelical Alliance to foster unity and city transformation in that nation. Currently they are seeing over a hundred cities develop their own transformation stories.
Dr. Craig Sider
President, New York Leadership Center
Craig Sider serves as President of Movement Day. Read more
Craig Sider serves as President of Movement Day. His responsibilities include team leadership, development of strategic planning, strengthening and expanding leadership development and collaborative opportunities, and providing oversight of Movement Day Expressions globally.
In 1985, he served as founding pastor of The Meeting House in Ontario, Canada, where he and his wife, Laura, worked to build a vibrant community committed to sharing Christ’s message. Beginning in 1996, Craig served as bishop in the Brethren in Christ U.S., a post he held until early 2009. Sider is a frequent seminar presenter and writes regularly on the topics of leadership, vision, and leadership development.
Craig and Laura have three adult children and one delightful granddaughter. The Siders reside in the New York City area.
Principle, McCrindle Research
Mark McCrindle is a social researcher with an international following. Read more
Mark McCrindle is a social researcher with an international following. He is recognised as a leader in tracking emerging issues and researching social trends. As an award winning social researcher and an engaging public speaker, Mark has appeared across many television networks and other media. He is a best-selling author, an influential thought leader, TEDx speaker and Principal of McCrindle Research. Beyond his commercial work Mark is passionate about equipping Christians to understand the times and so share their faith in culturally relevant ways. Mark is married to Ruth, they have five children and are actively involved in their local church: West Pennant Hills Community Church in Sydney.
CEO, City Women
Letitia Shelton is an ordained pastor Read more
Letitia Shelton is an ordained pastor and works with leaders from across her city to make an impact of the lives of women and girls across the city. She travels and speaks about city church unity and how it has tackled many social justice issues that women face on a daily basis.
Pastor, Coulby Newham Baptist Church
Stephen is the pastor of Coulby Newham Baptist Church Read more
Stephen is the pastor of Coulby Newham Baptist Church. He is passionate about encouraging people to be more who they were made to be and living life to the full! Stephen has a wife Leah have 4 kids - Pearl, Jotham, Boaz and Wren who all love living in the North East. Stephen is also involved with the pastor’s network in Middlesbrough and has formed some great relationships with other pastors in his city.
Tuesday, 1 May
8:30 am - Registration opens
8:30 pm - End of day
Wednesday, 2 May
9:00 am - Day 2 begins
5:30 pm - Close of gathering
Please note that meals will not be served this year, there are multiple cafes and restaurants close by in the CBD.