Yvette Cherry lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband Leigh and their four young daughters. A former English teacher, Yvette now serves as the National Director for Australian Baptist Women and as a Pastor with Baptist Churches of Western Australia where she has encourages Baptist women in leadership and ministry roles, teaches in churches and ministry groups and organises events for women and ministers.
Yvette divides her time between work, completing her Master of Ministry degree at Morling College, serving in the worship ministry at her home church and hanging out with her family. She loves camping, reading, big mugs of tea, travelling, writing and making people laugh.
Learn more about Yvette through her blog, yvettecherry.com, a random collection of thoughts, mainly about the joys and struggles of parenting, and how she sees Jesus at work in her world.
Donna’s life is full and rewarding as she does life and ministry with a love for people, and a love of adventure and fun which is shared (or tolerated ;) by her husband Bryce and almost adult-kids Hannah and Josh. She is in full time ministry with Churches of Christ Qld leading the team who support churches across the State to be Christ-centred, well-led, and safe.
Donna delights in the feeling of a project completed as much as an encouraging conversation, times of quiet as much as catching up with good friends and treasures any opportunity to pray with others. Most of all though, she loves Jesus.
Donna enjoys photography and fishing but is exploring some newfound hobbies including propagating succulents and sewing. She also bought herself a rocking chair, so is wondering if she may be preparing for retirement a bit too early.
Shannon lives Far North QLD, with her husband and 3 gorgeous girls, where they serve with Mission Aviation Fellowship. Shannon has been part of the Anew Conference Team since 2016 and she is passionate about encouraging women to pursue their God given identity in all seasons of life – especially the chaotic ones. She loves early morning walks and coffee dates with Jesus.