Anew Conferences – Women with a heart for change.
Change within – to know we are deeply loved by our Heavenly Father.
Change in those around us – to deeply love those around us, and to share God’s love with them.
To work towards changing the world for those in poverty by prayer, giving and going.
19 For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
4 Others were given in exchange for you.
I traded their lives for yours
because you are precious to me.
You are honored, and I love you.
8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves;
ensure justice for those being crushed.
9 Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless,
and see that they get justice.
3 “Give justice to the poor and the orphan;
uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
4 Rescue the poor and helpless;
deliver them from the grasp of evil people.
Our day can take different forms in our different locations, but will always include God inspired speakers, heartfelt moments of worship, opportunities for prayer, moments of blessing and heart connections. There will be delicious food, and moments for laughter together.
We are compassionate and an important part of Anew is working towards changing the world for those in poverty, by praying together, giving and even at times by going. At each event there will be opportunity to give towards aid projects both overseas and in our own areas.
Anew is a ministry of Queensland Baptist Women, facilitated by the State Director, Cathy Knechtli. QBW is a ministry of Queensland Baptists. For more information about Queensland Baptists please click here.
Cathy Knechtli is the State Director for the Queensland Baptist Women. Cathy has a passion for Jesus, to share His love with women and for worship, and loves to see women and young people released in their God given giftings. She lives on the Sunshine Coast with her teacher husband, 4 kids, and various musical instruments.
Cathy Ballantine has been a part of the Qld Baptist Women's Team since 2010. She works part time as Administrator and Uniform Shop Manager for The Boys’ Brigade Qld and has a home based Admin business. Cathy is married to Matt and they have 4 children - Declan, Brenna, Jacob and Megan. They have been a part of Salisbury Baptist Church since 1999.
Doreen Couchman has lived on the Sunshine Coast for all of her adult life and has attended the Noosa Baptist Church for many years. She joined the Anew Conference Team in 2018 after retiring from a long working career in administration in the welfare sector. Doreen enjoys being involved in a background capacity at the Anew Conferences and loves seeing God move amongst His women.
Karen is a recent addition to the Anew Conference team and enjoys serving wherever she is needed. Karen attends Gladstone Baptist Church and works on the Admin team. She is married to Graham and has two young adult sons.
Carina joined the team in 2021. Carina lives in Biloela and has been at Biloela Baptist since 2003. Carina works with her husband in their family owned Mitre 10 store and they have 5 young adult children. Carina loves to worship has a heart to support others through prayer.