Simon and Kamini Ives – Founding Directors
Simon and Kamini Ives are the founding directors of Milk and Honey, and live on Australia’s Sunshine Coast with their daughter Elysabeth and dogs Charlie and Lola. Simon is a marketing manager for Christian Vision, promoting the yesHEis app designed for online evangelism, and is also a director of Mission Platform, which provides software solutions for churches and mission initiatives. They have travelled extensively to South-east Asia for over 10 years, volunteering with a number of orphanages and NGOs, and are passionate about the great commision and connecting Christians with purpose in missions.
Ps Shane and Rachel Brigg – Management Committee
Shane and Rachel Brigg have been involved in various ministries locally and internationally for over 25 years. Together they have facilitated children’s programs, youth ministries, primary and high school chaplaincy, adventure based ministry, university ministries, cross cultural missions, as well as fulfilling the role of Senior Pastors with Local, State and National responsibilities.
Shane completed a Bachelor in Environmental Science focusing on Human Society and Management and Policy Studies. This sparked a passion and further studies in Sociology, Anthropology, Development and International Management. He has also completed studies in Training and Assessing, Education, and Youth Work. He also holds a Masters of Arts in Ministry. Shane is employed as a school chaplain, lecturer for Harvest Bible College, and is an ordained minister with Australian Christian Churches (ACC).
Rachel has studied and taught in several contexts within the education sector. She has a Diploma of TESOL and is continuing to work towards her B. Ed. (VET). She is employed training English teachers through TESOL with the Language Training Institute.
They have a passion to see this generation discipled and empowered to impact the world with Christ, particularly unreached ethnic minorities.
Together they have conducted several cross-cultural engagements in Thailand and Indigenous Communities. This has included Mission teams of youth and young adults. Rachel served in short-term Mission engagement in China. Shane has served in mission and development teams in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, and PNG. They are currently involved in a missional community based at the University of the Sunshine Coast, to reach university students with the Gospel.
Along with their 2 young-adult children, they continue to host international students in their home, as they have done for the past 20 years. They enjoy movies, going to the beach, varied creative pursuits, and outings with good coffee, and friends together.
David and Raelee Cannon – Management Committee
David and Raelee Cannon are on the Management Committee of Milk and Honey, and provide valuable insight, biblical perspective, and prayer support. David directs the Nambour Christian College maintainance and grounds keeping team, and Raelee is a special needs teacher. They also run a prayer counselling program and a cell group on the Sunshine Coast.
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