Preparing Children
for the Future

MEET THE TEAM

Executive Director and Founding Trustee

— 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 impart love, courage, confidence and inspiration, as well as 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 enthusiastic about leading teams to visit the FOP Children’s Village, and its associated projects, in Uganda.  She is a passionate speaker not only about the work of FOP, but if desired her ‘life journey’ – including a walk through serious illness. If you would like to know more about Fountain of Peace or have Jane share at your church, club or meeting group please email us here.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Founding Trustee

— 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. 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.

Founding Trustee

— Debra Maheno

Married to Tony, mother of Michael and stepmother of Rex, with one grandchild, Debra has worked as a Paediatric Nurse in the local hospital for 30 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 multiple FOP NZ Teams to Uganda

Founding Trustee

— Ross Beal

Married to Rosanna, they have two adult children and two grandchildren (both deceased).   Ross is a part time self- employed consultant and Business Advisor, and is currently a director on local and national boards. 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. Interests outside of work for Ross include family, sport, boating, flying and cycling.

Trustee

— Christine Pryde

An Invercargill Real Estate agent, Christine is married to Peter and they have three adult children. She brings to FOP a history of administration, leadership and governance experience. Interests for Christine, outside of work, are Rotary, family gatherings, catching up with friends, beach walks, fossicking at garage sales and travel. She has travelled to Uganda twice having been a member of our FOP NZ Tours in 2013 and 2015

Trustee

— David Tilyard

Married to Kirsty, they have four adult children, and call the Central Hawkes Bay home, where David is the owner / operator of a trellis manufacturing business. He is actively involved in his local church, and in hockey, both as a player and umpire, and he brings to FOP many years of leadership and committee experience. David has a passion to be able to make a difference in the lives of those who are trapped in the cycle of poverty, particularly those people living in developing countries who have little or no resources available for their people. He considers a holistic approach that meets the physical, social, intellectual and spiritual needs of each individual to be essential. David has experienced short term mission trips to many developing countries, and has been a member of numerous FOP NZ Teams to Uganda.

Trustee

— Richard Kyte

Married to Eleanor with three children, Richard is a farm consultant focused on mentoring and business development with a keen interest in environmental sustainability projects. He has been a keen supporter of oversees development for the last 25 years and has visited several projects both with World Vision, and in 2018 visiting the FOP Uganda project. Richard has a passion for seeing people fulfil their God given potential and believes sustainable community driven development is key in ensuring long term solutions to the issues of poverty.

Canterbury Coordinator

— Tania Sharr

Married to Jonny, they, and their two young children, live in Christchurch 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. In 2018, Tania was a member of our Baby Love Tour to Uganda; this trip only cemented her desire to do more to help us make a difference in the lives of the children in rural Uganda where we work. She is an enthusiastic speaker and is available to share her FOP journey with your church group, club or school. Please email us here if you would like to join Tania’s volunteer team as they fundraise and promote the work of FOP, or if you would like Tania as a guest speaker at your Christchurch meeting.

ASSOCIATES OF FOUNTAIN OF PEACE NZ

Fountain of Peace NZ is grateful to the following businesses for their support and contributions to our efforts.

— Latitude Homes

Latitude Homes Lower South Island is pleased to support the work of Fountain of Peace NZ in establishing family based homes for orphaned and abandoned children in rural Uganda.

— Warm Hearts Photography

We are privileged to be able to play a small part in supporting this ministry that honours God’s command to “look after orphans” so effectively. It is evident that each child is cherished and the wider community is touched through Fountain of Peace.

— Evans Taylor Digital

Evans Taylor Digital is proud to support Fountain of Peace. Its awesome seeing what they are doing over in Uganda and its clear that Fountain of Peace is making a huge impact in these children’s lives and the wider community. 

— The Auction House

The Auction House Café and Bar in Invercargill is pleased to support the work of Fountain of Peace NZ. ‘It is amazing what you are doing for the children’.

— NZ Trellis Supplies

NZ Trellis Supplies is very pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Fountain of Peace, and play a small role in helping make a difference in the lives of those children in rural Uganda who have been abandoned, destitute, impoverished, disadvantaged or marginalized by reason of their economic or geographical circumstances

— Country Manor

Country Manor Catering is proud to support Fountain of Peace. 

— Dress a Girl

Dress A Girl Around the World – New Zealand is very proud to support Fountain of Peace NZ by providing clothing  for the children in their care in rural Uganda.

— Harriet Millar

With a percentage of every painting sold, artist Harriet Millar is pleased to support the work of Fountain of Peace Children’s Foundation  NZ.

— Bonded NZ

Bonded NZ is proud to be a long term supporter of Fountain of Peace.  Jane, along with the team in Uganda, do a fantastic job helping the kids in their care.  Keep up the good work folks and we look forward to helping you for many years to come.

— Happy Monday Ltd

The team at Happy Monday Ltd are excited to be supporting the Fountain of Peace with maintaining their website and donations platform.

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