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Discipleship Ministries Team Children’s Specialist:



My name is Litiana Rakarakatia Turner and I was born in Fiji and migrated to Australia in the mid 70’s. It is my privilege to serve as the Discipleship Ministries Team Children’s specialist. 

I have lived in Australia for forty years. I am an educator, wife & mother who is passionate about young people understanding and seeing themselves as God sees them. I am an advocate for marginalised groups within our church especially through the medium of training and education as I see these as key components in building capacity and within our young people.

As a Pacific Island woman I have straddled life within two cultures and worked professionally in roles traditionally held by men and so I believe that I may offer a unique perspective on leadership as a PI person within a western context who has brushed up alongside a few glass ceilings.

I speak three languages and dabble with any other I may encounter, I love to travel and speak with and for young people about the goodness and grace of God. I have the gift of teaching and love to inspire and be inspired by lovers of the Lord. 

 Discipleship Ministries Team Assistant - Children in the South Pacific:

 
    

Hi, I’m Rebekah Rankin. It’s my privilege to serve in the Discipleship Ministry Team as an assistant, specifically in the area of children in the South Pacific.

Life, people and a challenge are what I love. After completing my undergraduate degree in Business (marketing, management and advertising) I spent 18 months as a volunteer girls dean at Vejlefjordskolen (an Adventist boarding academy in Denmark) traveling Europe and deciding which career path to pursue.

During my time in overseas I rediscovered my passion for people and realized that while I enjoy marketing, God, people and their stories are my passion. I am currently doing post graduate study in psychology. 

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Monday            0900-1700
Tuesday           0900-1700
Wednesday       0900-1230