TPM TEAM

Who is on the Turning Point Ministries Team?

Peta Bennett

Experience: YAR Director, first TPM camp 2002

Role: Chairperson and Administrator

I enjoy camping, making lists, and indulging in reality TV. I am a Canberra based mum and primary teacher. I love being a part of a team who creates safe environments for God to be known and sought after, and where we can grapple and chew things over with each other.

Brianna O'Keeffe

Experience: Sisterhood Facilitator and 20+ years of TPM camps

Role: Vice-Chair

I enjoy being part of God's plan to help children grow in their relationship with Jesus. I am a primary teacher and hockey player. I love stand up paddle boarding and trips to the beach.

Russell Veerhuis

Experience: YAR Director, first youth camp 1983 at Warrambui

Role: Treasurer

I live in Sydney and all 5 of my children are involved in TPM camps. I work in the Lutheran Church NSW district office. I am passionate about seeing young people come alive in their faith, as they come to know how much God loves and craves a relationship with them.

Cameron Veerhuis

Experience: History Makers Director with 5 years leading

Role: Secretary and Admin Assistant

I am an electrical engineer, love being outdoors and working in youth ministry! TPM Camps were influential in my own faith growing up, which fuels my passion to invest into the campers own journeys.

Darren Kupke

Experience: Experienced many TPM camps as Pastor on camp

Role: Team Pastor

I am a parish pastor in NSW, married with a son and enjoy nature, maths and science. I am passionate about seeing people growing and transformed through faith in Jesus Christ. Youth camps have been an important part of my own faith journey and self-development. I attended the first TPM event in Sydney in 2000. Since moving to NSW as a pastor in 2008, my family have all participated in various camps.

Tara Collier

Experience: Leading TPM Camps since 2009. Directed many TPM camps. Currently directing EC and B2B.

Role: Team Member

Loves watching people grow. Currently working at Warrambui and attending Tuggeranong Lutheran Church. Also directs camps for CRU Camps.

Megan Plummer

Experience: Previous experience directing alongside 10+ years as TPM camper and leader.

Role: Team Member

I am currently living in Canberra with my husband while working in a primary school and studying a Bachelor of Education. I love camping at the beach and spending time with family and friends. I am passionate about seeing young people grow their heart for Jesus.

Lachlan Reichstein

Experience: Back2Base Director, TPM camper since 2010

Role: Vice-Vice-Chair

I love reading, science, and talking with friends. TPM camps were a highlight of my childhood, and I enjoy being able to pass that experience on.