Our Global Team is dedicated to promoting kindness in our community. We think that they are a great bunch of folk, wouldn’t you agree. Even though National Others Week is a separate program for each country, each carrying their own cultural flavour, our team carries a value that supports each other and champions every effort to be kind to others on a global scale.
Meet our ever growing Global Team:
Ps Peter Pilt: National Director of NOW
Pastors Peter and Melanie moved to Nowra in September 2000 to become Senior Pastors of Nowra City Church, a great church on the beautiful South Coast of NSW. At that time the church was 250 strong and has grown to a congregation of over 750 members today. The Church facilities and services have greatly expanded during this time to accommodate this growth. Prior to moving to Nowra, Peter and Melanie served under Ps David McDonald at Brisbane Christian Outreach Centre, a church of 2500 members. Peter functioned as Business Manager and then the pastoral oversight for the under 35’s. Prior to this, for 8 years they were a part of the Ministry Team at Lighthouse Christian Centre Wollongong, under the leadership of Ps Bill Beard. Peter and Melanie are currently Senior Pastors of Nowra City Church and Impact City Church in Canberra. Peter is on the National Executive of the movement, Christian Outreach Centre. In that role he heads up Social Justice for the movement across Australia and as the National Director of Global Care. His heart is that his life would count as being significant in the lives of others. Pastor Peter is undertaking a Master’s Degree in Leadership through Fuller Theological Seminary in the United States. He has a graduate degree in Economics from Wollongong University, with a double major in Business Management and Economics. He loves travelling and meeting people from all around the world. Experiencing the richness of other cultures is one of the great joys of his life. He is passionately patriotic and “loves being an Australian”. Peter and Melanie have been married for over 20 years and have two amazing daughters, Lakeisha and Laura. They believe in living life as an adventure. “This is not a dress rehearsal people”!!
Sarah-Jane (SJ) “Sarah-Jane has worked for Global Care for just over a year. Originally from the UK, Sarah-Jane has based herself in Nowra with her husband. In her spare time she enjoys personal fitness, property and outdoor adventures. Her motto is “Be the change in your community” and lives this through her role at Global Care. ” Global Care is the “social justice” and disaster relief arm of International Network of Churches (inc) (formerly Christian Outreach Centre). Sarah provides training for local Global Care Outlets on Disaster Relief and heads up the Global Care operations.
Leeanne Hurren : Coordinator
Leeanne has been the coordinator for National Others Week, commencing May, 2014. Leeanne has a background in Coordinating through her project Asppire where she provided resources for communities in Solomon Islands, over 3 years. Graduated from the Sydney, School of Social Entrepreneurs in 2010. Leeanne is a Registered Nurse, leaving her position at the Westmead Children’s Hospital as a cardiac, surgical paediatric nurse( over 6 years) to coordinate National Others Week. Married with three children, She enjoys involvement in music teams and both her husband Scott and Leeanne direct the music team at Empower Church, Shire. Scott and Leeanne are members of the Lions Club, Parramatta, June, 2014.
Media Management: John Gagliardi
JOHN LEWIS ARTHUR GAGLIARDI – M. PUB. ADMIN, B. A., DIP JOURN., DIP PUB. ADMIN (UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND), F. A. I. M., F. C. H. C., M. P. R. I. (AUST).
John Gagliardi currently holds the position of Media and Communications Manager for International Network of Churches (Previously named Christian Outreach Centre), Australia in Brisbane, a major Christian organisation comprising 700 local churches, four State-accredited schools and a private State-accredited university.
He is also a consultant to and Board Director of Earth to Air LLC in Nashville TN, and operates his own marketing and consulting company, John Gagliardi Pty Ltd, in Brisbane Australia.
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More information coming soon on our overseas team members.