Leanne Matthesius

Leanne was born in a small town on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. She was the fourth of five girls and was bought up in a rural farming community by two very loving, Christian parents. Her grandfather was actually the mayor of the town and her family ran one of the diary farms in the community. She made her own decision for Christ at a J. John rally held at a basketball stadium in Wollongong and was fired up for God from that time forward. In 1989, she met Jurgen at a Church of Christ in Wollongong and was immediately smitten by this ruggedly handsome surfer with a passion for God. They dated for three years before getting married and moving to New Zealand to be a part of a Hillsong church plant. What happened next? read the rest of the story below.