Meet Oxygen Workshop Speakers: Grant Norsworthy, Kurt Peters and Valerie Ling 

Oxygen Conference for ministry leaders and workers is returning this August to refresh delegates in their zeal for God and the work that He has called them to do. This year, Oxygen will return as a 4-day conference retreat in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Keynote speakers Paul Tripp and Zack Eswine will speak on the topic, “Reshaping Our Hearts for the Work We Do”.  

We are pleased to announce that Grant Norsworthy, Kurt Peters and Valerie Ling will join Oxygen Conference as workshop facilitators, and address the topics of music, personal weakness and burnout in Christian ministry. As experts in their fields, we look forward to gleaning wisdom from their experiences in the workforce and pastoral ministry.  

Learn more about them here:  

Grant Norsworthy

Grant Norsworthy will be leading worship in song at Oxygen and presenting a music workshop. He is an Aussie who was based in Nashville, Tennessee from 2002 to 2018, where he achieved a Grammy® nomination, a Dove Award, and extensive touring, recording and radio hits with bands like Paul Colman Trio and Sonicflood.  

Now conducting global ministry work from his New Zealand home base, Grant uses his musicianship, freewheeling wit and uncommon candour to encourage audiences to deeper faith in Christ and good works.   

As the founder of More Than Music Mentor, he provides high quality online and onsite training for the heart and the art of worshiping musicians everywhere. 

Kurt Peters 

Rev. Kurt Peters will be running a ‘9 Ways to Walk in Weakness’ workshop at Oxygen. He will share his journey and God’s wisdom of walking with early onset Parkinson’s disease, equipping delegates to find God’s strength in the midst of personal weakness in ministry.  

Kurt is an ordained pastor with nearly two decades of coaching, counselling, mentoring, and supervision of Christian ministry experience. He currently works with 45+ clients including Supervisors, Ministers, Chaplains, University Staff Workers, and Cross-Cultural workers from diverse groups and across denominations.  
He is the founder and director of Red Sheep Pastoral Supervision and the developer of the  Ministry Wellness Report , a burnout and wellness assessment tool for Ministry workers. He sits on the board of Restore Ministries, and was the co-founder of Biblical Counselling Australia where he is currently a special advisor to the board.  

Valerie Ling 

Valerie Ling will be presenting an Oxygen workshop on burnout in Christian ministry. Valerie is a Clinical Psychologist, speaker, published author and Clinical Supervisor with a special interest in the prevention and treatment of burnout. As a ministry wife herself, Valerie has a particular passion to support gospel workers. 

Valerie is the founder of the Centre for Effective Serving, as well as the Clinical Director and founder of the Centre for Effective Living, a group psychology practice dedicated to clinical excellence in mental health.  

She has recently completed a Masters of Leadership, with the final research project based on her 2023 leadership and wellbeing survey of Australian clergy. 

To learn more about the Oxygen program, workshops, speakers and ticket options please visit our website: 

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