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.
— 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
— 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.
— 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
— 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.
— 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.
— 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.
— 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