Passionate Women's Conference


Join together with women from across New Zealand for an impacting weekend. Hear from incredible women of faith as they share their revelation of grit and grace. Our speakers for 2019 are Maria Durso from Christ’s Tabernacle in New York, Alex Seeley from The Belonging Co. in Nashville, and Passionate host Gillian Cameron from ARISE Church.

  • Maria Durso

    Maria Durso

    Wife of Michael Durso, Senior Pastor at Christ Tabernacle | Speaker and Minister | Mother and Grandmother | Passionate Prayer Warrior

    "Our trials are not an indication of whether we are favored by God or not."

    Understanding firsthand the effects of abandonment, loneliness and rejection Ps Maria Durso ministers to those whose hurt lies deep in the heart and works to minister to those who need hope. Armed with discernment, insight into the true character of God, honest about her own experience, and down to earth, Maria is an intercessor, teacher, and powerful speaker.

    Maria recently published her first book, From Your Head to Your Heart. With powerful examples from the Bible and redeeming stories from her testimony involving abandonment, loneliness, rejection, and drug use-this book will give you the keys to access the power in God's Word.

    "In my travels over the years in ministry I have seen many people who have a "head relationship" "with the Lord, but not a close personal "heart relationship" with Him. From Your Head to Your Heart explores the depths of having an intimate walk with Jesus that will transform every part of your life and bring about a whole new level of victory and freedom!" -Nancy Alcorn, Founder and President of Mercy Ministries.

  • Alex Seeley

    Alex Seeley

    Preacher | Teacher and lover of The Word | Wife of Henry Seeley, Senior Pastor at The Belonging Co | Passionate about Jesus Christ

    “God is not finished with you yet, and the God of angel armies goes before you and is going to break through on your behalf”

    Alex Seeley is a passionate communicator and teacher of the Word and has a unique ability to reveal how the Word of God is applicable to our everyday lives. Known for her boldness and tenacity, you’ll love the way Jesus shines through her.

    Alex served as one of the Executive Pastors of Planetshakers Ministries (AUS) for 17 years. In 2012, Alex and her family moved to Nashville TN where they began ministering to local musicians and artists in their home. Within 12 months, their basement was packed to capacity every Tuesday night with people hungering for an encounter with God. It was out of these nights that their church The Belonging Co was birthed in February 2014.

    Alex and Henry are passionate about seeing people have a genuine encounter with Jesus, raising a generation that will share the love and hope of Jesus to this world.

  • Gillian Cameron

    Gillian Cameron

    Host of Passionate Conference | Lead Pastor of ARISE Church | Dreamer | Wife of John Cameron | Mother of two | Lover of fine food, NZ beaches and Coco (Her Cavoodle)

    "When burden weighs on your heart, when anxiety beats in your chest, when the storm rages, when nobody is telling you that you can do it; there is a voice that comes, and speaks to the storm, and says the Storm will be still."

    Gillian Cameron and her husband John are the founders and Senior Pastors of ARISE Church, and are passionate about seeing New Zealand won for Jesus. Gillian, host of Passionate Women’s Conference, started Passionate in 2009. Gillian loves celebrating, empowering and releasing women. Her heart to see people discover what God has for them causes her to inspire people to live life to the full.