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Jasmine Fidow-Maiava

Jasmine’s amazing testimony of God’s healing and restoring grace compels her to serve as an evangelist, preacher, teacher and prophetic minister of the gospel. As an itinerant preacher, Jasmine has ministered in Australia, India, Brazil, Fiji and throughout New Zealand. It is Jasmine’s heart to share the encouraging and empowering love of God wherever there is an open door for her ministry. Jasmine is married to Nauma Maiava and they live in Auckland, New Zealand. Jasmine is a member of St Martin’s Presbyterian Church in Papatoetoe, Auckland


Amy Page-Whiting

Amy is a long-time youth pastor turned Senior Pastor who now leads a great team at Cashmere New Life Christchurch. She is passionate about working with likeminded people to effectively form communities of authentic people who seek to hear what God is saying and to action it in real life. Amy is married to Bevan and together we have two lovely children Mya and Levi. In the juggle of being a wife, a mum and a pastor her perfect downtime (when she can grab it) usually includes coffee, chocolate and a book or if she’s really lucky an action thriller at the movies.


Sean du Toit

Dr Sean du Toit (PhD) is the New Testament Lecturer for Alphacrucis. Sean has an exceptional gift for teaching the scriptures. He is especially interested in the general letters in the New Testament, the book of Revelation and the Apostolic Fathers. He will challenge and inspire us to live lives that are shaped by the gospel. Sean is the husband of Sue and the father of Ava. He’s also an amateur snowboarder and in the summer time enjoys riding his Mongoose BMX.


Steve Taylor

Steve is the Principal of Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership, training leaders in mission and ministry. Born in Papua New Guinea, Steve has pastored and taught mission in New Zealand and Australia. Current interests include gardening, film and the rise of zombies. He is married to Lynne Taylor and they enjoy two teenagers and the beauty of Otago Peninsula.

“What an amazing event that provides so much! This felt like being spoilt, trained, counselled, listened to, taught, refined, discipled, cleansed and more!”

– Connect 2015 participant –


As workshops are confirmed , they will appear below. We expect to have all 30 workshops listed by 1 May 2018

Connect is:


This year we will have 4 keynotes and over 30 theoretical, theological and practical workshops. Each session is led by someone who researches it, teaches it or lives it.


Meet new friends and rediscover old ones. You’ll find opportunities to share about your life and your ministry, and to connect with others.


We are going to be blessed through the Connect worship team who will provide an awesome worship environment and opportunities to nurture the soul.


Along with the resources being provided through the workshops, you can visit the Youth MInistry Exhibition, the PYM youth library, the multimedia library, the bookstore and the ResourceMe stand.