We are dedicated to seeing isolated and vulnerable communities empowered with practical tools for trauma recovery, reconciliation and resilience
Simon Rattray - Founder
Simon was born and raised in Indonesia. He has experience as a minister of religion, and has worked as a musician, educator and trainer in leadership and community development. Simon has served alongside persecuted communities in the third world, caring for victims of trauma and distributing aid. Simon feels an urgency to build bridges between communities in the third world and Australia.
Allison Rattray - Creative Director
Allison has twelve year’s experience as a business owner and Real Estate Photographer. Due to the increasing demand for Project114’s services, Allison took on the full-time role of Creative Director with the charity in 2020.
Allison is a watercolour artist and qualified Art Therapist. Allison's desire is to help women and children experience emotional healing, personal insight and transformation through the use of creative expression.
Chris Maynard - Chairman
I am a family man and my wife Jenny and I have raised five children.
With more than 40 years’ experience in pastoral ministry and business, I have pastored and pioneered three church’s and raised up four large companies. I speak and teach throughout Australia and New Zealand with a strong emphasis on leadership and development. I currently pastor a local church, and together with my business partners, mentor approximately five thousand people weekly. I am devoted to the work of Project114 because of their heart for people in suffering and for the capacity and reach of this project.
Richard Daniel - Board Member
I have a lovely wife Julie and 2 adult children. I began my media career early in 1977. During my radio days I learned a lot about media in working with many key leaders in Australian Media. Positions ranged from on air, sales management and also several positions as station manager. My wife and I also owned two NSW Commercial Radio Stations at one stage.
In 2002, I moved my family to The Sunshine Coast to join the Management team of Christian Vision CV. CV now works in over 100 counties Globally. I am a Board Member of CV Asia Pacific as well as The Australian Peak Media Body called Christian Media Arts Australia and Salt FM on the Sunshine Coast. Project 114 is a wonderful ministry that has grown and developed. Over the years I have been a keen support for Simon and I love the work that he and Allison are doing.
Brett Garmeister - Board Member
Brett was born, raised and currently lives in the Lockyer Valley in Qld. After completing a Business degree in 1990 he has gone on to own and run a successful accounting and financial planning business for the past 31 years. Brett is also an active member in his local church where he currently serves as an Elder. Brett has always had a passion for assisting the persecuted. He is excited to play a small part in assisting project one:fourteen achieve the vision of empowering vulnerable communities with practical tools for trauma recovery, reconciliation & resilience.
Phillip Weidemann - Board Member
I'm married to Karen and have two happily married daughters and two grandsons. I have over 30 years’ experience in pastoral and counselling work. My life has been defined by a difficult childhood, the life and death of my severely disabled son and a lot of miracles along the way.
I'm involved in Project 114 because of my personal experience in trauma healing, psychology, and strategic thinking and leadership insight; if my experience and gifting in these areas can be a encouragement to those who suffer daily, then that will be enough for me.
Ashley Souvan - Board Member
I have over 30 years' experience in the mining industry, specialising in surface mining operations in various roles from technical and operations to general management. The majority of my experience has been in Australia however I have also served in Zambia and Indonesia. I am currently teaching senior mathematics and physics at a local Christian College.
I love the work of Simon and Allison and the Project114 team. Their vision to care for and serve people in crisis and displacement through creative strategies and art is something I can believe and I fully support.
Corne' Esterhuysen - Board Member
I am a rural and remote specialist in medicine, working in a busy Emergency Department. I have the privilege to be part of death, pain , suffering , heartache and miraculous recovery daily. I support Project 114 because of the personal outreach to individuals in their journey through trauma and crisis. The fact that we get to support people in some of the worlds hardest places is very important to me.