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Lisa Woolley  |  Lisa Woolley is the CEO of VisionWest Community Trust, one of New Zealand’s largest community services providers, serving over 20,000 people each year through more than 1,500 employees and volunteers throughout New Zealand. The Trust is well known for its innovative and holistic approach, encompassing a wide range of services to the community.
Lisa is a recognized expert of social issues and champion for social justice within New Zealand. With more than 20 years of experience as an advocate, volunteer, policy advisor, commentator, manager and CEO, she is passionate about community development and addressing social issues such as poverty, marginalization, unemployment and homelessness.
Joining VisionWest in 1998, Lisa became the CEO in 2001 and has since led the organization to unparalleled growth and impact on the local community.  Lisa has completed a Masters in Social Practice, writing a ground breaking thesis on Supportive Housing in NZ, and has been recognised for her leadership with awards locally and internationally.
Lisa is married to Mark and together they have four children.  Both have been members of Glen Eden Baptist Church for over 30 years.

Charles Hewlett farewell as Carey Baptist College Principal






Friday Morning - Women's Breakfast:

Wendy Budge  |  Wendy is currently on staff at Carey Baptist College as the Programme Co-ordinator for the Ministry Training. She loves the church and is very involved leading a Baptist church with her husband Angus. She has also recently joined the Board of Baptist Women NZ.
Wendy has a real desire to see people, especially women, walk in fullness and be all that God has called them to be. She loves to have fun, is very creative and is an experienced event organizer and speaker.




Friday night:

Andrew Judd  |  Having served on the New Plymouth District Council for nine years, the last three as Mayor I discovered, and came to terms with my unconscious bias and racist attitude towards Maori.
A self employed Dispensing Optician, with an Optical practice in New Plymouth, married to Trudi a Nurse, we have two teenage children.




Saturday night:

Craig Vernall  |  Baptist National Leader






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