2023 Keynote Presenters

Big Tent

Joseph Kidder

Joseph Kidder

Following more than 20 years of successful pastoral work, Joseph Kidder has been teaching at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological seminary at Andrews University for the last 22 years. He travels extensively, teaching people, pastors and churches how to have a vibrant and authentic walk with God.

Dr. Kidder has written nine bestselling books and hundreds of articles on Worship, Leadership, Church Growth and Spiritual Growth.

Dr. Kidder loves to spend time with his wife Denise, the love of his life and his two children Jason and Stephanie. One of the joys that thrills his heart is to mentor the new generation of pastors. To be close to His Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, Dr Kidder takes prayer walks daily and often with some of his students. The main thing about Dr. Kidder is that he loves Jesus and wants everyone to love Him.

25+ Tent

Pr Giovanni Esposito

Pr Giovanni Esposito

He was born in Los Angles California. He studied at Antillean University in Puerto Rico and graduated with a BA in Theology. He has served in Antillean University, as an Associate Pastor, then in the New York Conference as Chaplain and Senior Pastor of Union Springs Academy Church and now serves in West Palm Beach bilingual Church in Florida as Pastor for the English Church Ministries.

Pastor Giovanni “Gio” Esposito has a passion for young people, and education, He loves to teach, and preach Jesus. Pastor Gio is happily married to Giezy Isabel Esposito and they have two wonderful children, Nataly and Caleb.

Youth Tent

Pr Meshach Soli

Pastor Meshach Soli

Pastor Meshach Soli was born and raised in Southern California and currently resides in Sunny San Diego. He has a powerful testimony of God’s saving grace transforming his life of destruction into a life of love and service for the building of God’s Kingdom.

Pastor Meshach is of Pacific Islander decent with his ethnic roots originating from the Island of Samoa. Pastor Meshach is also the Board Chair for The Two Percent Ministry which is an evangelistic and discipleship platform for Pacific Islander and Indigenous Communities/Churches within the NAD.

Pastor Meshach was a High-school drop out and has overcome many academic challenges in order to receive his Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies at La Sierra University HMS Richards Divinity School and a Masters of Pastoral Ministry from Andrews University Theological Seminary. He has served as a pastor in the SECC for over 14 years with an emphasis on Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Pastor Meshach and His family most recently served at the San Diego South Bay SDA Church for 4 years before answering a call to the SECC Youth Department. He is currently the Southeastern California Conference Associate Youth Director looking over club ministries. He hosts pastors board meetings every Friday morning at Coronado, Mission bay, and La Jolla Shores.

Pastor Meshach is an avid Paddle Boarder. He loves low riders and enjoys trying many different cultural foods and believes that everything we do in life is ministry. Ministry is not a job it’s a lifestyle.

As passionate as he is about ministry his greatest call and love is being the father to his 5 sons (Marley, Isaac, Zion, Gideon, and Judah) and a husband to his high school sweet heart Linda Soli. The Soli family loves to serve together as a unit and does their best to live by their motto of ‘Magnifying the King, Multiplying the Kingdom, by Making Disciples for Jesus Christ.’

Teen Tent

Teen Speaker
Pr Jonathan Gillard

Pr Jonathan Gillard

Originally from Christchurch, Jonathon relocated across the ditch to
marry his wife, Catherine. He is currently the Associate Pastor of Melbourne Asian SDA Church (MASDAC), and the Pastor of Bayles, a small country church just outside of Melbourne.

Jonathon has enjoyed a variety of ministry experiences as both a chaplain and pastor across SNZ and Vic
Conferences. Jonathon is passionate about communicating biblical concepts in a relatable and meaningful way for people of all ages.

He believes in leaving a lasting impression on people in the hope of sparking a curiosity that maybe there is more to Christianity, and perhaps even a God who loves them.

If you see Jono around, he is always keen to chat about sport (especially rugby union), Star Wars, Marvel, Lego, TikTok, and video games.

Juniors Shed

Mrs Maree Worker

Mrs Maree Worker

Maree has been an educator for 28 years. One of her greatest joys is sharing God with others. She and her husband Michael have two adult daughters, Bri (and her husband Jake) and Madi who all live in Melbourne. Maree loves hanging out with her family, music – particularly singing, reading, and spending time in her garden.

Primary Shed

Primary Speaker – Pr Ray Moaga

Pr Ray Moaga

Commonly known as ‘Ray Ray’, he currently serves as an Seventh-day Adventist chaplain for the Australian defense force and as a volunteer sports chaplain to Netball Queensland and the Queensland Firebirds netball team. His experiences working as a church pastor, high school teacher, university and school chaplain, digital content creator and entrepreneur has shaped his love to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ in a modern context. Ray Moaga is married to Chantal for 11 years and together they have three daughters.

Ray studied and graduated from Avondale University with a Bachelors in Theology and Bachelors in Ministry (2010) and Bachelors in Teaching (2011). He currently lives and works in Brisbane as a pastor at Springwood Seventh-day Adventist Church.