Dr. Jeannie Trudel is the President of Christian Heritage College in Brisbane. She has a global background, having lived and worked in three countries. Through various organizations, she served as a trainer and organization development consultant for corporate and non-profit organizations in Boston, Los Angeles and Louisville. Formerly a solicitor in Australia, she has subsequently served as court-appointed/ approved mediator in Los Angeles, Boston, and Louisville. Raised in Malayasia, and coming to Christ at a young age, she shares about her faith journey and her career highlights. Listen in to her story!Read More
Aleisha Reader-White is the founder of “Equipped For Grace.” She provides training and consultancy for Churches and faith based organisations in the areas of Child Protection, DV support, Suicide and self-harm, Acute Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol, Homelessness, Sexual assault/trauma. She’s worked in the criminal justice system with some of the most dangerous and trauma impacted people including murderers, rapists, bikies, child sex offenders and some of Australia’s most dangerous prisoners. In this interview she shares about her journey of faith and how she was transformed on a mission trip to South Africa. On that trip she decided, “this is what I want my life to be.” Everything changed from that moment. Listen in to her story!Read More
Wendy Burns is an International coach, speaker and consultant with the John Maxwell University. Wendy knows all about hopelessness: both her parents committed suicide when she was still a minor, and for most of her adult life she believed she would follow their example. She fought the desire to commit suicide for many years. In this interview, Wendy shares her own story of hopelessness as proof that no matter how bad things may seem, there is hope.Read More
Aaron Ainsworth is a Youth Worker, a Chaplain for the homeless and a Spoken Word Artist. After a terrible accident as a teenager, and many years of addiction and crime, Aaron had an encounter with God that changed his life forever. Listen in to his story and hear his unique Spoken Word presentation as well!Read More
Colin Kemsley is part of the leadership team at Sherwood Cliffs Rehab near Coffs Harbour. He went through their rehab program at the age of 19 and was set-free from drug addiction. In this conversation he shares about his own story and how this amazing faith-based ministry is seeing many lived transformed!Read More
Rachel “NinjaMum” Kayrooz has survived the unthinkable. Once a gifted classical singer, actor and songwriter, with a promising career in the arts, this sales and marketing professional went from working in the top end of town and performing in theatre and film, to living in her car, pregnant, beaten, broke and homeless.
Her story of survival will shock you. Yet her bravery, courage, resilience and fight to live has motivated and empowered thousands of people. Listen in to her faith journey and be inspired!Read More
Paul Brittenden was addicted to illicit drugs for a quarter of a century before he made contact with The Salvation Army. Paul is now employed by the Salvo’s as a community engagement worker. He advocates for clients with the courts and government departments like Centrelink. He also provides counselling to people in addiction and pastoral care through God’s Sports Arena (corps) in Brisbane, where he works alongside for Bronco’s Chaplain Bill Hunter.
Paul’s early life was not pleasant. He was adopted as a baby, had an abusive childhood, started on drugs at 14, left home at 16 and spent the next 24 or so years heavily into the drug trade. He had a good paying job, but spent it all on drugs. In 2013, he voluntarily entered the Moonyah rehab program. The “religious stuff” at Moonyah didn’t interest him. He had been raised by a religious family, but abuse within the family and church turned him away. After coming to Christ, he appeared in court on drugs trafficking charges and was sent to prison. Salvation Army people went to court with him and visited him in jail. They had an effect. Paul started “a church” in prison. Listen in to his story this week on Historymakers!Read More