Delegates from the South Pacific/East Asia Zone:


Matt Godkin
Australia Eastern Territory

I am the Youth Pastor at Menai Corps and love nothing more than reaching and discipling youth to be all that God called them to be. At present, God is teaching me to be actively listening to His voice and discerning what He is doing and joining Him in His work. I desire to walk in the fullness of The Kingdom of God that is offered to us through Jesus. From the ICS I am expecting to be encouraged and inspired through sharing life with brothers and sister from all over the world. I am believing for spiritual renewal and a greater revelation of His Spirit.


Chris Elkington
Australia Southern Territory

I feel very humbled to be selected as a delegate for the ICS. It is such as privilege to be given the opportunity to meet Salvationists from all over the world and spend time growing, praying and sharing together. I became a soldier nearly ten years ago and thank God for all he has done in my life. As a school teacher by profession and a leader in children's ministries in my corps, I am thankful for the opportunities he has given me to plant seeds into the lives of those I have come into contact with and find ways to use my gifts in ministry.  I am looking forward to being challenged in my faith at the ICS but most importantly on return to Australia being able to share my experiences with others from my corps and community.


Klyoshi Higuchi
Japan Territory

I am a teacher and driver at a day nursery and an after-school daycare facility of the Salvation Army since this April, after joining in two community development projects in Papua New Guinea for six years. The challenge I face now is serving in my community and also at my corps. My wife and I have a great passion for youth ministry. We feel we are in the right place to minister to youth and families for such a time as this. We want to be the aromas of Christ and spread the gospel among the people. I am really excited to be a delegate to ICS. I believe God will give me the opportunity to grow spiritually and show me His vision for the salvation of Japan. 


Melissa Daly
New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory

My name is Melissa Daly, and I'm from Auckland, New Zealand. I am the youth worker at my corps, and I love working with young people, at church and in local schools. God is working in my life through my corps and ministries, and also by His daily promptings and guiding. I am really looking forward to meeting Salvationists from other countries and also learning more about God and the other topics covered at ICS. 



Danilo Osorio
Philippines Territory


Hello, I'm Danilo Osorio. I grew up in a Christian home. By the grace of God, I received salvation through accepting Jesus Christ as my Lord and personal Saviour when I was a Junior Soldier. Over the years, I've been involved in many different ministries of the corps, from teaching Sunday School to leading worship. Having a great passion for teaching kids, I took up education courses to teach children of all ages with truth, integrity, and the love of Jesus Christ. I am looking forward to ICS to engage in dialogue with different people, exploring citizenship and leadership, and to become a catalyst of good will and deeper spiritual passion for this generation.