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David Ruis, leads, encourages, and empowers the Vineyard in Canada. He is assisted in enacting his vision and priorities by the members of the Foundations Team, who provide core operational support, resourcing, and leadership.
David is a well-respected worship leader and songwriter ("You're Worthy Of My Praise," "Every Move I Make," and many more).
His most recent album, When Justice Shines, was released through ION Records. David has also authored two books: The Worship God Is Seeking and The Justice God Is Seeking. He is also a sought after communicator in many streams of the Church. As a team David and Anita are also known to be effective church planters and seasoned pastors having established churches in Canada and the US, within the Vineyard family of churches. David has also been instrumental in seeing Vineyard communities established in Nepal and India. Much of the Ruises' focus has been in indigenous settings, working with people experiencing poverty and subsequent marginalization. Anita has worked in a variety of settings outside pastoral church work, both in addictions recovery work and community support roles. They also have significant experience facilitating leadership development and on the creative side David is known for fostering originality in song-writing and the arts in various cultural settings.
A burning passion for the Ruises is both practical and theological integration of creative worship in church community, and deep life engagement with issues of poverty and social injustice. David and Anita have been the National Directors of Vineyard Canada since 2014, while also continuing to travel internationally to speak and lead worship. The Ruises currently reside in Kelowna, BC. In their down time they love to be creative and hang with their grandkids.
Afrika Mhlophe has been in ministry since 1998 and from 2002 he became the leading pastor of Good News Community Church in Port Elizabeth.
He ministers in various platforms in South Africa and abroad, including being a regular speaker at the Mighty Men Conferences (MMC) where he addresses thousands of men from various parts of South Africa.
Afrika’s main focus revolves around calling Christians to bring kingdom influence into every domain of life and it is for this reason that he has ventured to speak and write on difficult subjects such as racism, corruption, idolatry, etc. He has published three books, namely;
Christianity and the Veneration of the Dead
Freed by but Imprisoned by Culture
A Passion for Position
Pastor Don Phillips is the senior pastor of RUCC Real Life Ministries, which he co-pastors with his wife Pastor Nomsa Phillips. A church based in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Pastor Don is passionate about ministry and together with his wife have been pastoring since 1989. Under their leadership, the church has built a 6500 seater auditorium, a first of its kind in the region and has gone on to plant 26 daughter churches in nearby village communities including 1 in Gauteng province and 1 in the Western Cape and Gqeberha. RUCC Real Life Ministries is affiliated with the International Federation of Churches (IFCC) with Pastor Don Serving in its national executive board as one of its senior executive members.
Pastor Don is passionate about church planting, evangelism, and the development of nearby communities with various forms of development outreaches. Pastor Don and Pastor Nomsa have been married for almost 40 years and are blessed with 3 children and 2 grandchildren.
Brian Blount has spent over twenty-five years equipping and training individuals, teams and churches in Jesus’ mission, message, and ministry in healing and power evangelism, both nationally and internationally. Brian was a part of planting Crestwood Vineyard Church where he has served as senior pastor and currently serves as the head of Serve the Nations, the missions outreach of Crestwood Vineyard. He lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with his wife Jeanine and their six children (including triplets).
Brian is also an author of two books on power evangelism entitled From the Sanctuary to the Streets and Putting Jesus on Display with Love and Power. His heart is to equip and empower ordinary, everyday believers and churches to live a lifestyle of putting Jesus on display with love and power.
DAVE & COLLEEN PEDERSEN
Dave Pedersen is currently the National Director of Vineyard South Africa and the Senior Pastor at Fountain Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Port Elizabeth which he and Colleen started 38 years ago in their home, after 9 years in Methodist ministry. Fountain Vineyard has served as a resource church for church plants in South Africa and beyond. Dave’s heart is for church as an authentic community with the focus on healthy spirituality as well as nurturing and developing of leaders. He is a man on a mission, involved in missions across Africa and has a great love for Safaris into the African bush and now oversees the Global Missions Team for the Vineyard. He is passionate about helping Christians recover from burnout through the power and grace of the gospel and the Christian community. His personal hobby is discovering recreation through chainsaw creativity. Colleen is passionately developing doulas in support of healthy birthing and loves to exercise hospitality of the heart and home. They have four children and 10 grandchildren.
SHELLEY VAN ZYL (WALTERS)
From the tender age of five, Shelley Walters felt an unmistakable pull towards God and the power of the spoken word. While other children her age were engrossed in Sunday school activities, Shelley would often sneak into the main sanctuary, captivated by the pastor's preaching (when the Sunday School teacher did not pull her away). It's no exaggeration to say that her life has been profoundly shaped and directed by the transformative words spoken from the pulpit.
With roots deeply entrenched in the world of impactful communication, Shelley began her career in 1999. Since then, she has cemented her position as a dynamic voice, not just in sales but in how to engage, inspire, and transform audiences. As the founder and CEO of The Sales Counsel and the creator of The Remote Selling School, Shelley has learned and applied cutting-edge techniques to reach and resonate with diverse audiences effectively. With her vast experience of teaching across five continents and numerous countries, coupled with her role as the Breakfast Show Co-presenter on Port Elizabeth's Kingfisher FM—reaching a daily audience of 144,000—Shelley has honed a deep understanding and expertise to connect with and inspire diverse groups.
Shelley's achievements are not just confined to boardrooms and corporate arenas. She is recognised as an inductee into the Professional Speaker’s Association of South Africa’s Educator Hall of Fame for her contribution to shaping effective learning interventions. Shelley's sessions are known for their energising and inspiring content. Today, she is excited to share with pastors the secrets she teaches to corporate giants, drawing a bridge between corporate communication and transformative preaching.
Her unwavering belief? With clarity, conviction, and competence, anyone can effectively touch the hearts of their listeners, echoing the early lessons she learned sitting at the back of a church, absorbing every word of the sermon.