Our Team


Meet The Fountain Of Peace Children’s Foundation New Zealand Team

Fountain of Peace Children's Foundation NZ

From Left to Right: Ross Beal, Jane Laurie, Peter Laurie, Debra Maheno and Patrick Ruharuza (co-founder of Fountain of Peace Children’s Foundation) Also: Tania Sharr (see pic with her profile)


Executive Director: Jane Laurie (Mama Jane)

Married to Peter, they have two adult children and two young grandchildren, and until setting up FOP NZ Jane was on the staff of TEAR Fund NZ as a Regional Manager for 15 years.  Alongside her call to FOP NZ is the God given desire to encourage, love, uplift and help make a difference in the lives of those that FOP ministers to.
Jane has the experience of numerous short term mission trips and of leading tours to the developing world with TEAR Fund and is passionate about leading teams to visit FOP projects.  She also loves sharing with groups, not only the work of FOP, but her ‘life journey’ – including her walk through serious illness.

If you would like to know more about Fountain of Peace or have Jane share at your church or meeting group please Email Us HERE


Chairman of the Board of Trustees: Peter Laurie

Married to Jane, they have two adult children and two young grandchildren. Peter is a self- employed carpenter and brings to FOP an understanding of accounting and trustee experience. He is currently the chairman of a Budget Advisory Board and a local Community Board.
Peter has a passion to see the poor of the developing world fed, housed and given the opportunity to reach their God given potential. Outside of work one of Peter’s interests is fishing.


Trustee: Debra Maheno

Married to Tony and mother of Michael, Debra has worked as a Paediatric Nurse in the local hospital for 25 years. She is passionate about children and their health, and has a special interest in children with chronic illnesses and paediatric palliative care.
Debra loves team work. She is enthusiastic about the local church and its impact within the community. She has experienced some exciting short term mission trips to different parts of the globe, including being a member of a FOP NZ  Team to Uganda in 2013, 2015 and again in 2017.


Trustee: Ross Beal

Married to Rosanna, they have 2 adult children and 1 grandson (deceased). Ross is self employed as a consultant.
He brings to FOP NZ a wealth of business and leadership experience, knowledge, skills and wisdom from his career path as the General Manager of several large businesses. Ross is currently a director of many local and national boards. Interests outside of work for Ross include family, sport, boating, flying and cycling.


Prayer Coordinator: Tania Sharr

 Married to Jonny, they have two young children and live in Christchurch NZ where Jonny works as a surgeon. Passionate about the wellbeing of children Tania worked as a children’s nurse specializing in children’s cancer nursing, then well child nursing in the community.   As a past volunteer for World Vision she travelled to Uganda and also to Zambia where she met her sponsored child. Upon her return Tania was inspired to write the song ‘Africa’  which can be heard on this website.

I believe that God blesses us that we can bless others. We are God’s hands and feet and it is up to us to put them to work. When we are faithful in reaching out to those in need, it is not only the lives we touch that can be transformed, but our own lives as well.”