World Hope is about empowering people to find Hope!
We are a global network of people dedicated to helping others, independent of religion, race, gender or status. We often get asked “are you religious?” The answer to this is easy. We simply want to help people. We don’t help people to make them Christians, we help people because we are Christians. And to that end, we are dedicated to fighting poverty, providing medical aid, shelter, food, clothing, education and doing whatever is possible to offer help and hope wherever it is needed.
World Hope is a young organisation that has been built on the experience and vision of Daniel Zelli, the executive director and international chairman. After eight years leadership experience in a leading Humanitarian Aid organisation, Daniel had the vision to go beyond providing Aid and work with nations to find solutions of hope within the nations themselves.
" Our motivation is compassion "
The unique thing about World Hope is that everybody that works with World Hope Network is a volunteer. No money is given to staff and all money raised is directed to the project at hand.
World Hope is run according to Australian Tax Office guidelines for charitable organisations and maintains a high level of accountability and reporting in international offices.
Structurally, our head office is situated and governed by a board of directors in Australia. For each country that World Hope is in, and will be in, it has a national office with local people on its board. The only exception is the international chairman which sits on every national board. Each country has its own registered branch, with a local board and local staff.
Our mission is to be involved in disaster relief, humanitarian aid, community development and education. World Hope will help anybody in need independent of religion, race, gender or status.
- Humility (Eat where the people eat, sleep where the people sleep)
- Sustainability (Don’t just give people fish, teach them how to fish)
- Longevity (Long term gain is better than short term premature delivery)
- Holistic Approach (consider all aspects of the persons’ needs, and to then help them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually)
Meet the team
Daniel Zelli and Katherine Ruonala
Daniel is International Chairman, Executive Director co-leader with Katherine Ruonala in Australia. He is a former management consultant for Price Waterhouse Urwick, motivational speaker, trainer and businessman.
Katherine Ruonala has a prophetic and healing ministry and travels internationally as a conference speaker bringing a message of love and hope to the nations. Katherine hosts her own television show “Katherine Ruonala TV” and is author of such books as Living in the Miraculous and Wilderness to Wonders.
Dr Nicole Anderson
Nicole is a General Practitioner with 25 years’ experience working in New Zealand and Australia and internationally in Vietnam and Qatar. She has held leadership roles in many short-term medical and aid projects in developing countries and worked extensively in Indigenous Health in remote Australia
CPA, GAICD – CFO & Company Treasurer
Colin is currently Managing Director of Barnabas Fund Australia Ltd, a Christian charity that provides aid to persecuted Christians around the world, with a focus mainly on Islamic countries. Colin has been MD since October 2012 and was a non-executive director from 2007 to 2012. Colin’s background is over 40 years working with multi-national companies providing financial and company secretarial services.