Our Stories

Faces of Aura – JENNY

Faces of Aura – JENNY

JENNY ZYLSTRA 1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family My husband, Fred and I retired to the Sunshine Coast from Wollongong 2 years ago. We have 3 grown-up children and 8 grandchildren who bring us much joy. 2) What do you enjoy doing for recreation? We...

Faces of Aura – Peter

Faces of Aura – Peter

PETER SEHA 1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family I was raised in Egypt but moved to Australia in 2009 to pursue a career in medicine. Earlier this year I married Sarah, and even though we come from very different backgrounds, we are united in Christ,...

Faces of Aura – Janne

Faces of Aura – Janne

JANNE EVANS 1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family I am a Christian, a wife, a mother of 3 daughters and a grandmother 2) What do you enjoy doing for recreation? Walking my dog along the beach and have coffee with friends 3) How has Jesus changed your...

Faces of Aura – Sarah

Faces of Aura – Sarah

SARAH SEHA 1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family My name is Sarah. I'm a bit shy so once Aura Church launches come and say hi. I moved to the Sunshine Coast 15 months ago from Townsville, and have recently married Peter. 2) What do you enjoy doing for...

Faces of Aura – David

Faces of Aura – David

DAVID ROELOFS 1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family I’m generally a shy person, but I love people. I’m a builder and I also enjoy designing. I like creating things. I have a wonderful wife, Nikki and have 2 little children. 2) What do you enjoy doing...

Faces of Aura – Andrew

Faces of Aura – Andrew

ANDREW GLEN 1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family We are a family of 3 - my wife Olivia, myself and our 3-year-old son, Oscar. We have loved living on the coast for the last 4 years. 2) What do you enjoy doing for recreation? I love the outdoors....

Faces of Aura – Olivia

Faces of Aura – Olivia

OLIVIA GLEN 1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family Hi, I’m Olivia, I’ve been married to my wonderful husband Andrew for nine years and we have a three-year-old son named Oscar. 2) What do you enjoy doing for recreation? I am a professional photographer...

Planting on the Rock

Planting on the Rock

I know it’s bad gardening advice, but as we prepare to launch Aura Church, we want to make it clear that we’re going to be Planting on the Rock. Jesus once told a story about two different men. BOTH men were builders. BOTH men wanted to build themselves a house. BOTH...

BEN APPELDORN

BEN APPELDORN

BEN APPELDORN 1) Tell us a little bit about yourself I grew up on the Sunshine Coast (Buderim Mountain State School and Maroochydore State High School) and have returned after a number of years of studying and working mainly in Brisbane. I am looking to serve locally...

Faces of Aura – Fred

Faces of Aura – Fred

FRED ZYLSTRA 1) Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family I'm married to Jenny, and we have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. I was born in Holland but moved to Australia when I was 2. I grew up in the Snowy Mountains followed by 42 years in Wollongong NSW. We...