Presenters

You may meet our PathWays presenters below.  Most presenters are young adults but we value including an older voice in a school presentation team. All are lively, articulate and conversational.

Presenters are drawn from all major religious traditions and from secular groups with a humanist philosophy.  They demonstrate mutual respect in dialogue across differences of ethnicity, culture and worldview.

In the Path-Wise presentation, presenters treat three key areas: the story of family origin and belief, the experience of finding one’s own way as a young person, and the way they put their beliefs into practice in the community.

If you are interested to be a Presenter, the form for an expression of interest here.

James Fodor

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James Fodor is studying a Bachelor of Science degree at the university of Melbourne, where he is also president of the Secular Society. He has a keen interest in science, philosophy, history, and in sharing ideas with those of differing worldviews.

 

Lauren Hayes

LaurenAt 30, Lauren is still deciding what she wants to be when she grows up! Following studies in music therapy and in theology, and work in the disability advocacy sector, she is figuring out how to combine her passions in these three areas. Lauren enjoys reading and blogging. She loves coffee, chocolate and wine, and experimenting in the kitchen.

Lucy Allan

Lucy picLucy is a student, youth worker and refugee advocate interested in nonviolence and community work, informed by her Christian faith. Jesus’ teachings about love for enemies and loving your neighbour as yourself inspire her to work towards social justice.

 

Daniel Mostovac

2015-07-15 14.18.03“Why?” is the question that dominates my life. Equipped with imagination and love of learning, I have invented and cycled through many strange and interesting reasons as to why we are here. I am just another human being imbued with consciousness, hoping to add to our sense of meaning in the multiverse.

 

Sue Black

Sue BlackI have been involved in interfaith dialogue since 2006. It is great development to move on to dialogue with non faith groups as well! Having seen the unpleasant intolerance of some groups in Victoria. I think it is vital to encourage tolerance and mutual respect.

 

 

Nury Emniyet

Nury was born and raised in Melbourne with a Turkish background. Her interest for interfaith dialogue started at a young age, whilst studying at a Catholic College. She has completed a Bachelor of International Business at the RMIT University and a double Masters in Financial Analysis and Islamic Banking and Finance at La Trobe University.

Jag Singh Shergill

Jag picJag is an Australian born Sikh whose family is originally from the Punjab India. As a Sikh with distinctive dress, Jag has faced a struggle between independence and assimilation. He has a strong interest in the expression of faith through music and art; both these passions and his career as a solicitor have played a great part in his spiritual development.

Max Horton

Max HortonI love dogs, bagels, running, PlayStation and trampolines. I also enjoy being a “Good Jewish Boy”, trying to make the world the best it can be, and doing (mostly) what Mum says.  I’ve been pretty questioning since the day I read in the Bible that the punishment for harlotry is being burnt to death! My values and morals come from family, my Rabbi and my Synagogue, not necessarily from the Bible. Living in Australia is pretty sweet. I like having Jewish, Christian, Muslim friendship circle. We all have a pretty progressive outlook on life.

Paul Randle

2015-07-15 14.16.47Paul was born into an active Christian family. As a teenager, he lost interest in faith until he met the girl of his dreams. By the end of school he became awareness of a spiritual side to human life and took on the challenge of following Jesus to help make the world better for all.

 

Mihajlo Elakovic

PW Video thumbnailMihajlo has a background in both Serbia and Venezuela, including both Catholic and Serbian Orthodox traditions. He is doing research in Melbourne exploring the architectural landscape.

 

 

Alex Sangster

AlexAlex was born to hippy parents and became a dramatist. She shares this rich heritage in her work as a congregational minister.

 

 

Tal Meretz

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Luke Wilson

From a single parent home, in his teens Luke got off side with the law. After he was introduced to Jesus he got direction in life that led him into work with people including Berry St caring for children with experience of abuse.

Ryan Cheng

Ryan brings to his study his Catholic heritage from Singapore.

David Mould

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Sam Mason-Smith

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Nivy Balachandran

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Mariam Hassan

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Rose Bogarts

 

Rida Khan

Darminder Kaur

Gulsara Kaplun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Randle

 

Paul was born into an active Christian family. As a teenager, he lost interest in faith until he met the girl of his dreams. By the end of school he became awareness of a spiritual side to human life and took on the challenge of following Jesus to help make the world better for all.