EC23 Speakers

This year we have an incredible group of speakers from all over Aotearoa. They are all passionate about Jesus and about seeing young people connected with their heavenly father. We know that the stories and teaching that they are bringing to EC23 is going to be significant and touch lives. We can't wait for you to meet them!

James beck

James Beck calls Ōtautahi Christchurch home. He lives at the bottom of the Port Hills with his wife and his three kids. When he isn't running in the hills, he is a pastor, podcaster and speaker. James is passionate about helping people to understand themselves and the Bible, and step into the calling that God has for every person.

Sarah Beisly

Sarah is a West Auckland girl who now lives in the Waikato. In between these two places, she lived in India for 10 years, with her husband and 2 kids. Over there they founded a business called The Loyal Workshop, which offer's alternative employment to women trapped in the sex trade. She loves being in nature, belly laughing and treasure hunting. 

Colin Gruetzmacher

Colin is an American who grew up in Mexico, played in a rock band in England before moving to New Zealand 10 years ago. When he’s not hunting down authentic Mexican food wherever it can be found, he is pastoring a local church in Pāpāmoa, Tauranga. He deeply believes that in our anxious, polarised, and fragmenting world, that the way of Jesus offers a us real freedom and abundant life

Naomi Compton

Naomi believes that the best kind of living for you is the kind of life that Jesus is about. This is at the core of what she brings to Easter Camp. She’s a wife to Mark and a Mum to Adley and Jack. Together, they are learning what it is to live daily life alongside others. She is deeply committed to helping the church walk with Jesus in our local contexts. She brings prophetic eyes to call us further into discipleship. Naomi is passionate about finding creative ways to help us follow Jesus in the everyday and the ordinary moments of life. She is currently a pastor among the Northgate community.

Jess Lovatt

Jess is a youth pastor from Tāmaki Makaurau with over 10 years of youth ministry experience, and is super passionate about seeing young people know, experience and share the love of Jesus. When Jess is not hanging out with teenagers, you’ll find her paddle boarding at the beach, at a Broadway musical, or making music with her band. Jess’ dream is to be a strong woman, of influencing love, that points people towards Jesus. And also to see young people stepping into all that God has created them to be.

Blue Bradley

Blue is back for his 15th year at camp! He's seen campers become leaders, and leaders become crew - how crazy! He is madly in love with Jesus and the local church. He thinks he has the best job in the world - bringing young people and youth groups from anywhere and everywhere to hear about the greatest story ever told and celebrate Easter together. Blue is on a mission to change the world and believes this generation is fully up for it.