Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Children's Ministry


Our Team

Discipleship Ministries Team Children’s Specialist:

My name is Litiana Rakarakatia Turner and I was born in Fiji and migrated to Australia in the mid 70’s. It is my privilege to serve as the Discipleship Ministries Team Children’s specialist. 

I have lived in Australia for forty years. I am an educator, wife & mother who is passionate about young people understanding and seeing themselves as God sees them. I am an advocate for marginalised groups within our church especially through the medium of training and education as I see these as key components in building capacity and within our young people.

As a Pacific Island woman I have straddled life within two cultures and worked professionally in roles traditionally held by men and so I believe that I may offer a unique perspective on leadership as a PI person within a western context who has brushed up alongside a few glass ceilings.

I speak three languages and dabble with any other I may encounter, I love to travel and speak with and for young people about the goodness and grace of God. I have the gift of teaching and love to inspire and be inspired by lovers of the Lord. 

 Discipleship Ministries Team Assistant - Children in the South Pacific:


Hi I’m Alex!

I’m a mum of a busy toddler and part of a big extended family, I know how much joy (and craziness) children can bring!

I love my home town of Sydney and come from a background in healthcare and marketing and I just love helping people.

I am thankful for the privilege of being a part of the Discipleship Ministries team here at the South Pacific Division and assisting Litiana and our Unions to share Jesus with the children!

I'm in the office:
         Monday            0900-1700 AEST
         Tuesday            0900-1700 AEST