Meet our Whanau (Family)! Our staff are dedicated individuals from many nations who have been called to serve at Te Ao Marama! They keep the base running smooth and are the ones you will walk alongside during your DTS! 

Meet The Team

Don Vili

Talofa! I am Don. I am from Samoa and I did my DTS in 1995 here at Mangere. I am a part of the TAM Leadership Team as the Base Director and also serve in the Hospitality Team. My heart is for evangelism and reaching out to the community.

Lasini Manoa

Malo e Lelei!

My name is Lasini. I came from the the friendly island of Tonga also known as the Island Kingdom.In Tonga I did my DTS in the years 2013. Followed by my DTS I staffed there for a year before moving to Auckland New Zealand in 2015. Now I have been serving in YWAM Auckland Te Ao Marama ever since.

Talitha Leal

Oi! I’m a Latina from the most beautiful country in South America, Brasil! I did my DTS in 2019, at Furnace YWAM base in Tauranga, NZ. I’ve been staffing at Te Ao Mārama ever since, and serve in the Hospitality Department. My heart is to bring God’s beauty into every situation and place, to show His love trough serving others.