I can do what you can’t do, and you can do what I can’t do; together we can do great things.
— Mother Teresa




Jane Mackie  - Children's Prayer Network  

Jane is the founder and coordinator of the Children’s Prayer Network which was established in Australia in 1995, at which time she was the leader of children’s ministry in her local church.  Jane entered children’s ministry in 1988 and also ran after school kids clubs and taught scripture in schools.  The ministry of the Chlldren’s Prayer Network has taken her to over 36 nations ministering and sharing the vision of the network which is “to mobilize and network praying Christian children; to support and encourage the nurturing, discipling, training and equipping of those children, to enable them to take their place in God’s family as part of the army He is raising up to reach this generation”.  The Children’s Prayer Network has hosted children’s prayer conferences, leadership training schools and workshops, and ministered widely in Australia and internationally.  Jane served on the Executive of the International Prayer Council from 2008 to 2012 and also served with the Global 4/14 Window Movement. 


Chris Blackwood - Children's Prayer Network

Chris has worked with the Children’s Prayer Network since 1999, assisting with training and prayer, and has travelled with teams to many countries during that time. Chris is responsible for much of the technical side, website development, video editing etc.  Prior to joining the Network Chris had more than 10 years’ experience in leadership with a large Anglican church in Sydney, discipling and mentoring children and youth.   She gained a medical degree through Sydney University and worked as a doctor in the emergency department of a large teaching hospital for 20 years.  She and her husband ran a house of prayer in Sydney for 10 years from 2003 to 2013. 


Kathy Sinclair - Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Perth

Kathy has been involved with ministry to children for almost 20 years. Through Scripture Union she was involved with outreach to children in state schools running out of school clubs. She also volunteered for many years in children’s church. Professionally, she has many years experience of working with children and their families in health, educational and church contexts. She holds degrees in Speech Pathology, Primary Years Teaching and Theology.

Since 2007 Kathy has been the Children and Families Pastor at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Perth, Western Australia. This is a varied role that involves overseeing Sunday ministry to children in a large church setting, as well as supervising other outreach ministries to children and families. Kathy works with the Pastoral team to seek to find ways to help the church become more truly intergenerational, allowing children to take their rightful place in the family of God. Kathy has trained children’s workers in many countries’ and is a Board member with partner organisation Christ for All Children. She has taken children on mission trips overseas and in recent years has launched the Perth Children’s Prayer movement.




Chrissie Wilkinson - The Roar UK

Chrissie holds a BEd and was a teacher in main stream schooling for 10 years from 1985 with wide experience across the age ranges  of 4 – 18. In 1995 she and her husband joined International charity 'Viva' birthed 20 years ago out of a student prayer group and now working on behalf of children at risk globally. Chrissie's role was initially to  create and facilitate the prayer room from which quickly grew a prayer strategy which included helping children to pray for children at risk. In 2004 she headed up a small group of people championing praying children in the prayer issue group at the Lausanne Forum in Thailand out of which came the occasional paper regarding prayer for, by and with children. She then went on to be become part of the core team facilitating children in prayer under the International prayer council's working group. Through Viva's global networks Chrissie has overseen various teams and been involved in developing prayer resources and training programmes to see children released to encounter God in prayer. She has had the privilege of joining hands with children in prayer across many nations including training leaders in Uganda, South Africa, Cambodia, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Indonesia, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Brazil.


Lynn Howson - Firestarters UK

Lynn has been involved in Christian ministry with young people for over 30 years, 20 of those as part of Youth With A Mission. She founded and has led FireStartersUK since 1996, based in Scotland, and these monthly weekends have produced a legacy of hundreds of godly, Spirit-filled people who are living passionately for Jesus in many nations of the world. Her initial training was at the International Christian College in Glasgow and she has been actively involved with many prayer and youth initiatives including the Global 4-14 Window Movement, Kings Kids International, YWAM, Scripture Union and Pray for Scotland. Lynn is still proactively involved in mentoring, training, discipling, prayer and mission with young people, in Scotland and overseas. She has a real heart for children and young people to have personal encounters with God, to be confident in their identity as His sons and daughters, and to live out their divine destiny from a young age.




Irma Chon - Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Hilliard Ohio

Irma has been the Children and Youth Pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Hilliard Ohio USA since the year 2001 and holds a Masters Degree in Christian Education/Church Ministries.  She has been in children’s ministry since 1983.  Prior to the year 2001 Irma served as Director of Children’s Ministries in Louisville Kentucky for 7 years and before that in various children’s church ministries in Chicago and California.  Irma is actively involved in training global children’s leaders in leading children in prayer and has served on the leadership of Children in Prayer through the International Prayer Council and with the Global 4/14 Window Movement.  She has ministered and trained in many countries including Mexico, Peru, China, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia.