Book a Micah speaker to speak at your church, group or event or run a powerful global poverty simulation for your group.
Our speakers will bring their expertise and personal experiences to bear through powerful teaching/preaching on biblical justice, global poverty issues and practical campaigning.
To book a speaker, call the Micah office on (02) 8317 5080 or email email@example.com.
Ben Thurley, National Coordinator, Micah Australia
Ben is married to Lyndall and has two boys, Gabe (12) and Jake (7). He’s been working with Micah Australia for the last four years, first as Political Engagement Coordinator and now as National Coordinator. In those roles, he has helped develop and steer Micah’s campaigns on aid, tax justice and climate change.
Before that, Ben and his family lived and worked in Nepal as Advocacy Advisor with United Mission to Nepal. In that role he worked with Nepalese organisations to become better advocates, established a local democracy and budget monitoring program and helped the major church bodies establish a social issues analysis and church/community mobilisation program known as Christian Commitment to Building a New Nepal.
Prior to living in Nepal, Ben was the Advocacy Coordinator with TEAR Australia and initially trained as a teacher and taught at Canterbury Boys high school in Sydney.
Holding degrees in Arts, Education and Theology, Ben is passionate about encouraging and equipping Australian Christians to stand and speak up for justice and peace and is part of the Lalor Park Cafe Church community in Sydney's west.
Pip Berglund, Voices for Justice Coordinator, Micah Australia
Pip lives with her husband and two young boys in Sydney. With graduate and post-graduate degrees in social work, theology and international development, Pip Berglund has committed her life to working for justice in many areas including politics, local communities, tertiary education and development.
Pip brings a wealth of experience to her current role with Micah Australia, including having previously worked as the Campaign Coordinator for Micah Challenge (2007-2008) and having ten years ago launched and directed a theological gap year called Plunge at Morling College. She has also held roles with HopeStreet Urban Compassion, Street Level Salvos and a stint as National Youth Director for the Wesleyan Church.
Pip's role at Micah Australia includes supporter engagement and leadership development, intentional coaching and training of advocates, and the coordination of Voices for Justice events/ conferences across Australia.