To INSPIRE and EMPOWER our churches to LIVE by and proclaim the HEALTH message in a contemporary, CREATIVE, credible and CARING way to all people, so they can have MORE energy, more zest for LIFE, less sickness, and greater appreciation for SPIRITUAL things, and as a result, create an environment where people from the community can GROW to their full potential in JESUS CHRIST.
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Meet the team
The health department team is here to help you in your health ministry. If you are planning a health related project, please contact us for any support you may require. We are here for you.
I have a special place in my heart for Health Ministries because this is how my entire family has been brought to Jesus and the hope of Salvation in Him. After working in the financial markets for over ten years–based in New York City and São Paulo–and travelling all around the world achieving corporate success, I met my husband and we both decided to become missionaries. God has led us in a path to grow and lead sustainable health ministries and with the objective to empower people and generate community transformation. Through this journey I was certified as a Plant-based Professional Chef recognised by the American Culinary Institute and Co-founded Seeds Newcastle Inc., a Lifestyle Medicine education company and health promotion charity based in Newcastle, NSW. In 2019 I had the pleasure of co-founding the NNSW Conference SoZo Health enterprise with the first Pop-up Health Retreat model in Australia, and in 2021 we launched the SoZo Eatery – Food Farmacy integrated to a Medical Centre in Cardiff, NSW. Currently, I am studying Lifestyle Medicine at Avondale University I am married to my best friend, Joseph, and together we enjoy nature, music, arts, cycling, travelling, food and our beautiful kids, Catarina and Antoine.
A health crisis in 2014 helped me see that all the riches in this world are worthless if you don’t have the health to enjoy them! I love NEWSTART health principles, and believe that overall health is made in the daily small choices. I’ve worked at a health retreat and as a Colon Hydrotherapist, but the majority of my working life has been in Conference offices – Northern Australia, Victoria, and now North New South Wales. I love nature walks with my husband Darren, song writing, cooking, table tennis and reading.