Meet the team.
Founder & CEO
Tess is the founder and director of Flourishing Heart Ministries. She's a life coach, worship leader, songwriter, dancer, speaker and writer. Tess is passionate about Jesus, living healthy and championing you in all your dreams!
Writing, surfing, dreaming + coffee drinking are Tess' favourite activities. In her spare time, you'll find her at the beach, sipping away at her flat white and dreaming about what the future could look like.
Nikita is currently studying Bible and Theology at C3 College, leads a connect group at her local youth ministry, and has a Certificate IV in Tourism and Events.
With a passion for organisation, you’ll often find her in the boot of her car creating spreadsheets while sipping a chai latte and admiring the sunset.
Graphic Design Intern
Julia is a Jesus-loving, poetry-writing, pancake-eating type of girl. She is passionate about both creativity and social justice. She is currently studying an Arts degree with a major in Media, Culture and Communication and is involved in leading at her Christian Uni group.
In her spare time, you will find her either reading a novel and sipping on a chai latte (or a tea) snuggled up with Mr Darcy (her dog) or out soaking up the sunshine/gazing at the stars.
Rylee is a faithful, spiritual, and ambitious gal who is extremely passionate about everything that she says and does. She firmly believes that passion fuels purpose, which allows her outgoing side to shine through her introverted soul. Rylee is from Grand Rapids, Michigan (known as the Great Lakes State), located in the United States. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing at Baker College.
Rylee has a love for coffee, traveling, and photography. When she is not studying, you can catch her cheering on her favourite artists at concerts, soaking up the sun at the lake, or spending quality time with family and friends.
Tanya is a pioneer and adventurer who runs with ideas and dreams that help other people find their creativity and purpose. She is an artist, teaches art classes and coaches entrepreneurs.
Tanya gets to enjoy her passion for painting and travelling as her day job, provided there's always coffee by her side. No coffee? No paintee.
Laura Riis is a University student, who is passionate about health and Jesus. She leads a youth connect group at her church and is currently studying an Undergraduate degree in health science.
In her spare time, you'll find her learning to surf, scouting cafes for the best chai lattes and shooting hoops on the basketball court.