Kiri, who’s studying creative industries and film and television, has been one of the facilitators of the Project Hatch retreat team – with Dave Jorna and Ollie Toledo – since its inception in 2008.
She’s “the drummer in the group” and joins in “skits and dramatisations of Gospel stories”.
Fresh-faced Kiri’s involvement in Church-related activities in general has strengthened her “faith and love for living the way Jesus did”.
“I think through my faith and belief in God I’ve been able to learn the importance of positive living and living up to your full potential – reminding myself of the facts that God doesn’t make junk and Jesus believes that ordinary people can do the things that He did, of showing love and forgiveness for everyone,” she said.
“I try and not only remind myself of these things in life but show other people their own worth and how they can be the best they can be in God’s light.
“My faith has really become an incredible motivator and way of life for me and I just try and allow others to find that motivation for themselves as well.”
Motivated to soon begin packing her bags for Madrid, Kiri said she was “honoured and blessed” to be given the role at the Australian gathering.
“I can’t wait to meet the other people from around Australia who are involved in the event,” she said.
“I don’t think I’ll be nervous because I’m usually pretty good with speaking in front of crowds.
“It’ll definitely be the biggest crowd I’ve ever spoken in front of before though so there might be a bit of adrenaline.”
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