This recognition is given by the Senior Pastor to those persons who have "established" themselves or demonstrated their devotion in ministry, having been working in their vocation as a Minister for at least 2 years. Ordained Ministers are authorized to perform all functions of the ministry including holding church services, ministering ceremonies (i.e. weddings, baptisms, funerals), providing spiritual counseling, and taking charge of a congregation, and must be capable of doing so, as determined by the Senior Pastor.
Rev. David Hoffmeister, Pastor Emeritus
David Hoffmeister is a living example of the teachings of Christ and Self-realization. He shines the Love of God wherever he is invited in the world. His gatherings are open discussions, and coming together with him gives people a chance to bring their greatest concerns and deepest questions to one who answers from a perspective entirely beyond the personal. His passion and commitment have led him to teach and freely share the message. His websites have a variety of inspiring, enlightening, free resources, along with the most profound Self-realization writings on the planet. David has thousands of archived messages on the internet, written from the Holy Spirit as answers to questions sent in to him from around the world.
David’s teachings, and his living example of a simple life of trust, demonstrate the State Of Being and Oneness Jesus called the Kingdom of Heaven. In 1991, David began traveling full time throughout North America. During his first 12 years of teaching, David met with study groups and individuals in churches, bookstores, homes, parks, and spiritual centers to which he was invited. In 2003, he began traveling worldwide and has now visited 31 countries on five continents (North America, South America, Australia, Europe, and Asia), as well as 49 states in the USA. His writings have been translated into six languages. David demonstrates that the time of Peace is Now, and he invites you to join him in the Love of God and rejoice.
Phone: +1 717-629-0950
Rev. Jackie Simpson, Senior Pastor
Over recent years Jackie has experienced many life changes, every one of them being a step closer to peace. The decision to be in full integrity meant she had to be clear about being willing to be uncompromising in following the Spirit's call. Says Jackie, "It’s a journey of ever-changing images, beautiful in their presentation, but the prompt of being called to be a minister was for me a moment of truth: Is this truly what I want? The huge "yes" in my heart felt as though it was such a solid core of knowing that this decision could never be reversed. That moment of answering the call through the symbol of the church had nothing to do with others, with a church, with the symbol of minister, or with the silent promise I had made to myself many times before. This was a public declaration of a call that came from deep within, from far far beyond me, to be heard in this moment as the absolute certainty in my heart of the call for God."
Phone: +61 (0)40 998 5492
Rev. Jason Warwick, Executive Pastor
Jason Warwick has shared with many around the world about the deeper meaning of awakening to God. Jason shares from a place of deep devotion and gentleness that opens the mind and touches the heart. He is a beautiful symbol for all who meet him of, 'I will step back and let Him lead the way.' Through open dialog and multimedia presentations, Jason invites you into a greater sense of who you truly are. Jason is an open book when it comes to sharing his experiences of listening to and following the prompts of the Spirit. He is centered in God as he shares the gifts that the Kingdom offers. Jason is an ordained Minister with Living Church Ministries. He is based in Australia but serves the globe as the Spirit's call is universal. Please contact Jason to schedule an appointment for counseling and/or ministerial services.
Rev. Kirsten Warwick
Kirsten gave her life over to Jesus to guide in 2003. Since that time she has traveled extensively throughout South America, the South Pacific, the Americas, and Europe, joining with Christ-conscious friends for the purpose of awakening to the light within.
Kirsten sees her function in religious education as being a way to nurture and support the awareness of inner peace. Together with Jason Warwick, she developed the Living Miracles ministerial program for this purpose. Kirsten's life is one of prayer and communion with God. She feels that her cup runneth over, as she is shown over and over again that God's plan for His beloved child is to know nothing but innocence, joy, and eternal love.
Her heart is overflowing with gratitude to God for His Love, to the Holy Spirit and Jesus for their constant Presence and Guidance, and to the many witnesses of God's love that show up everywhere she goes.
Phone: +1 435-503-8003
Rev. Frances Xu, Media Coordinator
Frances started her spiritual quest in 2004 and had an immediate resonance with the teachings of Jesus Christ. She felt a deep calling to go beyond concepts and live a life that is guided by the Holy Spirit. With trust and devotion, she was led onto a swift and gentle path of undoing. Jesus teaches "To have, give all to all." In giving, she recognized the gift that was given her. As an Ordained Minister, she has dedicated her life to expressing and demonstrating the Love that is beyond all form and definition. She is inspired to use media to extend the message of the Spirit.
Rev. Melanie Caruana
From an early age Melanie always felt that people were basically “innocent and good,” thus sparking a career in social services, where the desire of her heart was to be helpful. Upon learning to meditate in her early 20’s, Melanie began to have mystical experiences that lead her to an understanding that there was something beyond this world. In 2007, when Melanie met David and the Messengers of Peace, there was an instant recognition that this was her pathway. In the years that have followed, Melanie has taken ever-increasing steps to give her life over fully to Spirit, to wake up from the dream, and to be truly helpful. Melanie currently resides at the newly established Mystical Mind Training Centre in Longview, Canada, where she loves to extend through deep joinings and relationships, teaching what she would learn. She also finds great joy in expressing through dance and music.
Phone: +1 403-558-2456
Rev. Michael Caruana
Michael had been a Spiritual seeker for many years up, but when he met David and the Messengers he knew right away that the search was over. Michael resonates with the uncompromising and loving approach that David and the Messengers have towards awakening. The last few years have seen Michael sink deeper in his devotion to God. Michael says, “The peace of God is my one goal and that is all I want to align with.” With this single purpose in mind, he gratefully accepts the role of minister as a helpful symbol of walking with the Spirit on this path home to God.
Rev. Sue Daniel
Sue is grateful to accept the symbol of minister in answer to the heart’s call to know her Self. The commitment to Spirit, and the demonstration of His word, comes first through her decision to listen and receive, followed by the willingness to Trust and follow the prompts that lead to total God-dependence. This is an opportunity to pray ceaselessly and be in the constancy of handing over her feet, hands, and tongue for use by the Spirit, to be led ever deeper into the silence of the heart and to the promise of an experience—here and now—of a joy everlasting! What a gift.
Phone: +61 2 64937273
This recognition is given to those who feel a definite call to living a life in service to God. These individuals are involved in ministerial training while working in their chosen vocation. A specific commissioned ministry may involve sharing Christ's teachings through services and music, prison ministry, or by offering ministerial assistance.
Rev. Karen O'Brien
The call of Karen’s heart has been to experience an uninterrupted, abundant feeling of love in every moment. After meeting Jason and Kirsten Warwick, she had the realization that in order to have that experience of peace and love she must give her life back to God so she could remember the Truth of who she is. It became clear that becoming a minister with Living Church Ministries was the most obvious way for Karen to discover what handing one's life back to God really means.
The ministerial program has been an amazing experience for Karen—one that has included the very practical application of asking, and listening to, the Holy Spirit. Karen enjoys sharing her experiences of what has happened when she has asked what God would have her say and to whom. She feels that being a minister is a way to practice extending love and spreading the message that love and a consistent state of peace is attainable. In fact, Karen has recognized that this is her life’s calling. She recommends that everyone follow their heart’s call because the consistent experience of Love and Joy is well worth the consistency of listening to, and following, the Voice for God.
Rev. Colin Carter
Since a young age, Colin has been attracted to healing the mind. He has always cared deeply for his brothers and sisters and felt a deep desire to be of help. Therefore, it was hardly surprising that, upon meeting David Hoffmeister and the Messengers of Peace, he felt a strong urge to be a part of the Living Miracles Ministry, for which he has a deep gratitude.
Colin is the Treasurer of Living Miracles Australia. He is also the steward at Amen House, where he lives in spiritual community. He is allowing Spirit to work through him in areas such as singing/songwriting, heartfelt expression sessions, cafe-waitering, and miracle-mowing.
Phone: +61 421936802
Rev. Peter Kirk
Peter became a minister to extend what he has learned and to recognize his desire for God. Living in community since 2010, he has witnessed and experienced the joy of sharing in a common purpose—healing the mind. His desire for clarity and truth leads him to the constant exposure of his false beliefs for correction. Continuously relinquishing the need to know, and asking instead to be shown, he opens more and more to Spirit’s plan and to the call of his heart. This process has strengthened his trust, and it is now his desire to share the remembrance of Love with all he encounters. Digital media and technical projects, as well as music and design, are some of the ways in which he enjoys extending.
Phone: +61 401164108