Heidi’s greatest passion is to live in the manifest presence of God and to carry His glory, presence, and love to a lost and dying world. She longs to see others laying their lives down for the sake of the Gospel and coming home to the Father’s love. Rolland and Heidi Baker founded Iris Ministry, now Iris Global, in 1980. In 1995 they were called to the poorest country in the world at the time, Mozambique, and faced an extreme test of the Gospel.. They began by pouring out their lives among abandoned street children. As the Holy Spirit moved miraculously in many ways, a revival movement spread to adults, pastors, churches, and then throughout the bush, all across Mozambique's ten provinces. Heidi is now "Mama Aida" to thousands of children, and oversees a broad holistic ministry that includes Bible schools, medical clinics, church-based orphan care, well drilling, primary schools, evangelistic industries, cottage farms, widow’s programs, and healing outreaches in remote villages that includes a network of hundreds of churches. She earned her BA, MA degrees from S.C.C., Vanguard University, and her PhD from Kings College, University of London. She is calling for a passionate tribe of believers who will pour out their lives for Love's sake and bring all children of all ages home to the Father's embrace!
John Bevere and his wife Lisa are the founders of Messenger International. A minister and best-selling author, John delivers messages of uncompromising truth with boldness and passion. His desire is to support the local church and resource leaders regardless of location, language, or financial position. To this end, his resources have been translated into over 100 languages, and millions of copies have been given to pastors and leaders worldwide.
When he’s home, John tries to convince Lisa to take up golf and spends time with his four sons, daughters-in-law, and grandbabies.
Christoph Cardinal Schönborn (*1945) has been Archbishop of Vienna since 1995 and an important voice of the Catholic Church worldwide. He is a builder of bridges at the service of Christian unity: since his time as a young Dominican, he has built encounters and friendship across the denominations. He has been influenced by the charismatic renewal and he is equally familiar with the theology and spirituality of Eastern Christian churches. He has significantly promoted the process of reconciliation between the historic churches and the Free Churches in Austria. In the Archdiocese of Vienna, he has been actively promoting a new discourse on discipleship and mission for many years to encourage more people towards an encounter with Christ.
NAbg. MMag. Dr. Gudrun Kugler, Mts
Dr. Gudrun Kugler, Mts (born in 1976, maiden name Lang) majored in Law, Women's Studies as well as Theological Studies on Marriage and the Family. She holds a PhD in International Law.
From 2001 to 2004 she worked as a director of World Youth Alliance - Europe (www.wya.net) in
Brussels. Since January 2005 she is co-founder of Kairos Consulting for Non Profit Initiatives in Vienna. Since September 2008 she is an adjunct professor at the International Theological Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family (www.iti.ac.at).
Gudrun Kugler directs the Catholic singles Website www.kathtreff.org. Until 2015 she was in charge of the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe www.intoleranceagainstchristians.eu. In this function Mrs. Kugler was a member of the FRP Advisory Panel of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency from 2010 to 2012 and was actively involved at the OSCE.
She founded and directed the "Youth Academy" - a political training course for young adults hosted by the Vienna Dr. Karl-Kummer-Institute (www.kummer-institut.at).
In 2015 she was successfully elected to Vienna's provincial parliament, where she covered especially European and International Affairs, Human Rights, Integration of Refugees.
In October 2017 Kugler was elected to the national parliament, the so-called Nationalrat. She is now the human rights spokesperson for the parliamentary group of the chancellor’s party.
Gudrun Kugler issued several reports, articles in different books and published to books "Europa der Grundrechte?" (February 2003, ISBN 3-932829-61-1), "Helden der Menschenwürde" (September 2003, ISBN 3-932829-75-1), the books "Entdeckung der Freundschaft" (Herder, February 2010), "Exiting a Dead End Road. A GPS for Christians in Public Discourse" (Kairos Publications, 2011) and "Niemand ist eine Insel. Wie man den Partner fürs Leben findet" (Pattloch, April 2012).
For her dissertation Gudrun Kugler was distinguished with the Leopold-Kunschak-Award. Her work in Brussels was prized by the foundation „Ja zum Leben“.
Gudrun Kugler is married and has four children.
Philipp was in his youth involved with the white supremacy movement and his life was marked by hatred and violence, before God deeply transformed him through his love, restored him supernaturally and called him to preach. His life passion now is to know God and to make Him known. Philipp now loves to live his life supernaturally - whether he ministers to one person on the streets or to crowds with tens of thousands in attendance. He ministers in a strong prophetic anointing and many creative miracles and salvations have been following.
He is the founder of Global Kingdom Mission, a ministry dedicated to the end time harvest, through training and equipping believers, strategic missionary work in the nations, large scale miracle crusades and pioneering church planting. He graduated from Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, California and currently resides in Austria.
Born in 1979, Dr. Johannes Hartl is the director of the House of Prayer in Augsburg which he founded together with his wife Jutta in 2005: A place where since 2011 prayer would never cease, 365 days a year and 24 hours a day. Johannes had been involved into evangelistic work amongst teenagers and the national executive committee of the charismatic renewal for years. He studied German philology and philosophy and received a doctorate in Catholic theology in 2007. His challenging and lively way of teaching make him a frequently requested conference speaker in whole Europe, on the Internet, on TV and radio, reaching many thousands weekly. He is author of 12 books on spirituality and prayer. Johannes and Jutta Hartl live with their four children in Augsburg.
Daniel Kolenda is a modern missionary evangelist who has led more than 17-million people to Christ face-to face through massive open-air evangelistic campaigns in some of the most dangerous, difficult and remote locations on earth. As the successor to world renowned Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, Daniel is the president and CEO of Christ for All Nations; a ministry which has conducted some of the largest evangelistic events in history, has published over 190 million books in 104 languages and has offices in 10 nations around the world. He also hosts an internationally syndicated television program.
Daniel is a gifted, fifth-generation preacher whose ministry is marked by a powerful evangelistic anointing and incredible miracles after the model of Jesus; preaching, teaching and healing. The blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear — he has even seen the dead raised — but most importantly, the poor have the gospel preached to them. It is this single minded Gospel emphasis that makes the ministry of Daniel Kolenda and Christ for all Nations so unique.
Ben Fitzgerald is the Leader of Awakening Europe and GODfest Ministries. He spends a lot of his time traveling abroad as an Evangelist and for several years has been a Pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, California. Originally from Australia, He met Jesus in an encounter that deeply changed him late in 2002 whilst he was dealing drugs and extremely broken. Since then Ben has lived passionately about one thing, showing the world Jesus in his everyday life and taking the good news of the Kingdom to the nations. Ben loves to help people live in God’s fullness of freedom and identity and has a deep conviction that the future of nations will be transformed by radical believers living free and proclaiming Jesus boldly.