Meet our team

Yurora 2017 promises to be an amazing experience. The event will be planned & delivered by a team of volunteers (you could be one). Assisting these volunteers are two great staff members.

Administration Assistant – Liuanga PaluLiuanga photo

My name is Liuanga Palu, and by the Grace of God, I’m part of the Yurora 2017 staff team as the Administration Assistant and Program Coordinator. I’m currently living in Marrickville with my parents and have been a member of Marrickville Uniting Church since the age of 3. I have a background in Administration, Industrial Relations, Leadership, Training and Development, Bible Study facilitation and Community Organising.

Despite being involved with a church all my life (and before I knew about NCYC), my walk with Jesus began in 2012 after I attended a youth rally gathering. It was a pivotal moment in my life where I finally responded to the call of the Gospel and understood the critical role of the church in nurturing & investing its young people in their faith. With God’s grace and the experience I’ve acquired over the past 5 years; I aspire to be one of the cogs of the church that’ll devote my capacity to support our young people with their relationship with Jesus.

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Event Coordinator – Robert Howie    

My name is Robert Howie. (But everyone calls me Howie). I live in the north of Sydney with my lovely wife, son and our two pet turtles.

For the last 15 years I’ve bhowie webeen had the pleasure of working with some great organisations, especially in the areas of youth engagement and social justice. From youth work with Fusion Australia through to youth
engagement with TEAR Australia and most recently as the Coordinator of The Black Stump Festival and Beyond Festival.
I’m really excited about joining the Yurora team. I’ve got a strong passion for seeingyoung people reach their God given potential and be genuine change makers in this world. Yurora will bring together young people from across the nation to celebrate the love of Jesus and be equipped to make a difference. Who wouldn’t want to be part of that?!?!?!?

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