Maree is a passionate woman who loves to serve people through the gifts and talents God has placed in her hands. Maree is a strong advocate for the protection of children against all forms of abuse and neglect. She also has a huge heart to see dreams come to fruition for marginalised and disadvantaged women.
As a degree qualified and trained secondary school teacher and lawyer Maree has a varied work background, including being a School Principal, Child Protection Legal Trainer and running her own consulting and writing businesses.
Maree champions, particularly women, to start up profit-for-purpose businesses as a vehicle to release their God-given dreams. She launched The Deborah Conference (TDC) in 2017 on her 50th birthday. TDC is an annual event held in Australia (and globally), to inspire Christian Women Entrepreneurs to live a business life of passionate pursuit and purpose wrapped in His presence.
In 2019, Maree founded The Women Echo Him Collective (WEHC), a global community of women who put the ‘trumpet’ to their lips prophetically praying and declaring God’s heartbeat over towns, cities and nations.
Maree is from New Zealand and moved with her husband, Fijian-born Tevita, to Australia in 2010. Currently they reside in Kununurra, a remote settlement in East Kimberley, North West Australia. Maree and Tevita are employed in community development roles working among the Aboriginal communities throughout the East Kimberley. In addition, Maree runs her own coaching business and she has recently started on her PHD, focused on ‘The Social Impact of Microbusiness Development in Marginalised Communities’.
Dream Nurturer, Business Strategist, Writer, Child Protection Advocate
Founder: The Deborah Conference and Women Echo Him Collective