Helen Betz

Whether it is through music, art, object lessons or writing. Helen loves to find unique ways to preach, teach and reach people. Embracing the arts means there are splashes of creativity in everything she is involved in, and her deep faith and love for worship is evident when she sings.

With a diverse professional background Helen holds qualifications as an enrolled Mothercraft Nurse, a Diploma in Family Counsellor, a Diploma in Creative Arts and a Diploma in Theology. This mixed education allows her to connect with a wide audience in a number of ways.

"On any given day you could find me doing something very different to the day before. I have been involved in worship in Parliament House in Australia and also ministered in the mud huts of Africa. One day I could be teaching at a seminar. the next I could be hiding away in my bush garden and delighting in just being still. I have a passion for God and serving Him whether that is in my local church, leading a community event, running a women's seminar, hosting a spiritual retreat, taking a team on a short term mission trip or getting my hands dirty renovating.

My passport has stamps & visas from Cambodia, Ethiopia, India, Thailand, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam and Zambia all places I have visited and ministered in, often as part of my voluntary work with Heartfelt Hope. This fits in with one of my motto's to see people and places forever changed because I have passed through, and one way I delight in doing this is through the arts.

I am happily married to Ben, we compliment each other and have had many adventures serving God. Ben is also a pastor and teacher and gifted in woodwork and metal work. People often say we create an inspiring team when we work together and we regularly work and minister in tandem.
We have three wonderful children who are an integral part of our lives. For all of us, family time and family get togethers, are a highlight often enriched by good food, games and lots of laughs.

My prayer is whether you are listening to my music, reading a post I have written, hearing me preach or teach, God will stir your heart. Regardless of the format, God will encourage, inspire, challenge, heal or move you, for God loves to use His people to be a heartfelt sound."