40 Stories Production Team
Pastor Peter Walker – Council Elder
Peter has been involved in ministry for the past 35 years and was a Pastor with the Redfern Indigenous Church for 10 years.
He is the founder of ‘Australian Indigenous Christian Ministries Ltd’, which licenses and ordains men and women into ministry, conducts leadership training seminars and workshops, evangelism, church management, family counseling and drugs and alcohol awareness counseling skills. He is also the founder of ‘Praise Corroborree’ and the ‘National Synergy of Prayer Network’. Peter is an active member of the Australian Pentecostal Ministers’ Fellowship and a member of The Christian Democratic Party.
Peter and Maria have been married for 47 years and have four daughters.
Rod & Karen Schneider – Team Leaders
Rod and Karen have a passion for sharing God’s goodness through storytelling and multimedia. Karen has a background in Primary and Secondary School Teaching, and is now pursuing a career in creative writing. Rod has designed online digital software for the last 15 years.
Rod serves as a leader of PIPES: Partners in Prayer & Evangelism and is a member of the National Day of Prayer and Fasting Team. He also serves in an advisory role on the board of The Crossing (Church Planting and Care). Rod and Karen have served in youth and children’s ministry, and as prayer leaders in their local church. They have two children, aged 7 and 9.
Sue is a passionate lover of God and a wife, mother and grandmother. Following an academic career, Sue has been in full time ministry since 1996, as a leader of Transforming Melbourne (2006-2010), PIPES (2010-), 40 Days of Prayer & Fasting (2006-2016); the National Day of Prayer and Fasting Team (2012-2016) and Praise Corroboree Solemn Assembly (2015-).
Sue’s heart is for people to walk intimately with Jesus and live abundantly. Sue believes Indigenous people have key roles in fulfilling their nations’ destiny. She encourages all people to partner in prayer and evangelism – as PIPES connected to our Father so we can overflow His blessings in our neighborhoods, regions and nations.
Ian will be overseeing the production of this project. He has many years of experience in the TV industry having worked as a producer for over 20 years. He has had a film screened at the Sundance Film Festival and was producer on a documentary “Orphans on Wall Street” which was broadcast on the ABC last year, on Compass. He has worked on many films, documentaries and corporate presentations and is well versed in the production process.
He is currently producing and directing a documentary on Sexual Abuse which will release later this year and has another project in development on Human Trafficking.
Warwick Vincent lives in Boronia with his wife Kathy, and 3 teenage sons. A trained high school teacher, he spent 11 years training and mentoring youth pastors nationally. Warwick has been making films for the last 10 years with mission organisations around Australia. His passion is to tell the true and inspiring stories that are written in people’s lives, especially revealing the character and activity of God.
Recently, Warwick has been partnering on a feature-length documentary on the life of God Squad’s John Smith, due for release later this year. Warwick also loves teaching film-making and discipleship at Nungalinya College, NT, with Aboriginal adults from remote communities, since 2013.
Kevin Dhayngapitha Gondarra
Kevin is from Milingimbi, NT, a remote community approximately 440 km east of Darwin off the coast of Arnhem Land. Kevin is a skilled football player (AFL), works part time, and is also committed to his local church. In 2013, Kevin attended Nungalinya College, Darwin, to study Media & Discipleship. He enjoyed learning basic filming, interviewing and editing techniques, and has been using his skills and equipment in his community. This year, Kevin is continuing further studies at Nungalinya College. He is very happy to be involved in the filming and interviewing of Aboriginal Christian leaders from other communities, with the 40 days of Prayer project, assisting his media teacher, Warwick Vincent.
Sara loves people and has a gift for revealing and nurturing the true story inside their hearts. She has a background in Professional Writing, Marketing, Corporate Communications and Public Relations and through her work has been privileged to meet, interview and profile a wide range of people, including well-known athletes, academics and authors. Sara is passionate about reflecting God’s goodness through the stories that she writes. A trained primary school teacher, Sara is actively involved in children’s ministry at her local church. She has also been involved in outreach programs to children and families from disadvantaged and refugee backgrounds.
David has been running a visual arts enterprise for 25 years and has also been very involved in all aspects of video production over the last 10 years. He specializes in conference coverage across Australia and documentary work, currently working on the Abuse documentary.