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Join us for a special week of spiritual growth, training and fellowship. Whether you are an existing Literature Evangelist, just getting started, or want to find out more, you’ll leave feeling empowered about how you can share hope through literature.

Highlights

Inspiration

Stories of God touching people through literature ministry.

Training

Those who have been where you are going will share their recipes for success.

Worship

Join us in exalting Christ whose glorious love is our joy to share.

Teamwork

Share your own experiences to inspire us to be the best team we can be.

News

Updates on new products, methods and incentives.

Networking

Build connections and make new friends.

Speakers

Almir Marroni

Elder Almir Marroni was born in Brazil to a third-generation Adventist family. After finishing his studies in Theology at Brazil Adventist University he has served the church for more than 35 years, 30 of which as Publishing Department director at conference, union, division levels and now at the General Conference. Prior coming to the General Conference he served as South American Division vice president for four years. His passion is inspiring young people to accept God’s call to mission. Almir is married to Wiliane and they have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandsons.

Brenton Lowe

Brenton Lowe has served in Literature Ministry for over twenty years, commencing ministry as a full time career Literature Evangelist (LE) in 2001. For many years Brenton had the highest sales in the South Pacific Division, delivering over $10,000 value of Adventist books and media into homes every month. He served as the Literature Ministry leader in the Western Australian Conference from 2009 – 2018 mentoring a successful LE team. Today he serves as the Adventist Media Literature Ministry Coordinator in Australia and New Zealand, a role he has held since February 2019. His vision is to see a thriving movement of church members, young people and a successful LE team sharing the Good News. Brenton enjoys partnering with local Conferences and innovators to fulfil God’s ordained purpose through Literature Evangelism. He is passionate about inspiring and empowering people to partner with God in mission, his family, cycling and gardening. Brenton is married to Sandi, and they live in Cooranbong with three children.

Blair Lemke

Pastor Blair Lemke is a pastor, educator, husband and father. Passionate about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and inspiring young people with the mission and message of the Seventh-day Adventist church, Blair currently serves as the Director of Young Adult Ministries where his primary responsibilities include preaching, training, and working with around 100 churches within the Northern NSW region to more effectively retain and engage young people. Blair is married to Emma and together they have a 1-year-old daughter, Eden.

Gilbert Cangy

Originally from Mauritius, Gilbert migrated to Australia in 1981 and graduated from Avondale College in 1987. He served as a pastor in Melbourne before being called to be Youth Director for the Greater Sydney Conference in 1993. In 1999, he was appointed as the Director for Youth Ministries for the South Pacific Division. In 2009, he asked for a change to pastor a local church in Sydney, from where he was called to be the General Conference Youth Director in mid 2010. Gilbert returned to Australia in 2016 and pioneered the position of Pastoral Services Manager for the Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Group. He has just been called to be the Director of the Discipleship and Evangelism Institute, a new joint project of the SPD and Avondale University. He is married to Rosemay and have two adult children, Joel & Emilie.

Erika Puni

Pastor Erika Puni has served with the Seventh-day Adventist Church in American Samoa (pastoral ministry), New Zealand (pastoral, youth, and administration) Australia (departmental with SPD) and the United States. Presently, Erika is a theology lecturer and Ministry Practicum Director with Avondale Seminary, Avondale University. He’s the former Stewardship Ministries Director for the General Conference from 2005-2015, and a seasoned evangelist committed to God’s mission to make disciples of all people groups. He is married to Maxine, an accountant by profession, and serving with the Treasury department of the North New South Wales Conference They have two teenage children, Janae-Grace (daughter) and Jaydon (son).

Sukeshinie Goonatilleke

Suki Goonatilleke is a freelance writer and author of Sisters in Arms. She is a scriptwriter for the TV program The Incredible Journey, which is available on free-to-air television in Australia and New Zealand, Christian channels, and online worldwide. She also writes historical content for the website of Lineage Journey, an online video series. She is based in Melbourne and has two young daughters.

Brad Kemp

Doctor Brad Kemp has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific as minister, area supervisor, family ministries director, General Secretary and communication director for the Papua New Guinea Union Mission, Leadership and Pacific Resources Director, Institute of World Mission Director and Associate General Secretary for the South Pacific Division and President of the New Zealand Pacific Union Conference. Today he serves as the CEO of Adventist Media, a position he has held since August 2018. His vision for the church is to see it fulfil its missionary purpose by sharing the gospel in a loving and empowering way. Brad has gained a Bachelor of Religion degree with Avondale College, Master of Arts in Religion degree with Andrews University and a Doctor of Ministry degree with Fuller Theological Seminary. He is married to Coralee, and they live on the Central Coast. They have two children and three grandchildren.

Glenn Townend

Pastor Glenn Townend has been President, Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific Division since 2015. He has worked as a pastor, chaplain, departmental director, Conference President and Union President. His passions are disciple-making, church planting, cycling & gardening. He is married to Pamela, has three adult children and five-and-a-half grandchildren (as he puts it).

Eve Clarke

Literature Evangelist 2009-2011

Sue Radd

Author: Food as Medicine

Daniel Reynaud

Author: The Man the Anzacs Revered

Amanda Bews

Author: Summer Fades & Heaven Sent

Tony Knight

Director of Resource Development & Children’s Ministries

Nic Honeyands

Adventist Media Marketing & Sales Coordinator

Tony Wall

Associate Director of Literature Ministry Pacific Islands

John Brereton

Literature Evangelist, former SPD Publishing Director

Andrew Irvine

Signs Publishing General Manager

Marcelle Kleinmeulman

Signs Publishing Distribution Manager

Nathan Brown

Signs Publishing Book Editor

Pricing

early bird discounts available until October 10
$730
$680
Summit attendance, single accommodation, three meals daily
$515
$465
Summit attendance, twin share accommodation, three meals daily
$300
$250
Summit attendance, no accommodation, three meals daily
$150
$125
Summit attendance, no accommodation, lunch only
$75
Summit attendance only, no accommodation nor meals

Prices are in Australian dollars | Registrations close October 31

Incentives

Here’s how you can earn an incentive to attend Summit. Incentives are based on the value of your orders from Signs Publishing placed between June 1, 2022 and September 30, 2022, inclusive.

Value of OrdersIncentive Earned
$4,500LE transport
$8,000Plus attendance, accommodation and meals
$11,500Plus spouse’s attendance, accommodation and meals
$17,000Plus spouse’s transport
$20,000Plus a $500 gift voucher

Schedule

07:00
07:30
09:00
09:30
10:15
10:30
12:30
13:30
16:30
17:00
18:30
19:30
Tuesday
Check In
Lunch
Team building
Expo
Stories of Faith
Worship
Blair Lemke
Dinner
Fellowship
Free time
Wednesday
Prayer Group
Breakfast
Welcome & Praise
Worship
Gilbert Cangy
Break
Training
Lunch
Workshops
Team building
Stories of Faith
Worship
Almir Marroni
Dinner
Fellowship
Free time
Thursday
Prayer Walk
Breakfast
Welcome & Praise
Worship
Erika Puni
Break
Training
Outing
including Lunch
Stories of Faith
Worship
Almir Marroni
Dinner
Awards
Fellowship
Free time
Friday
Prayer Group
Breakfast
Welcome & Praise
Worship
Sukeshinie Goonatilleke
Break
Training
Lunch
Training
Praise
Dedication
Brad Kemp
Agape Feast
Fellowship
Free time
Sabbath
Breakfast
Welcome & Praise
Sabbath School
Break
Divine Service
Glenn Townend
Lunch
Sunnyside tour
Stories of Faith
Dinner
Social event