Get Clarity to the Tough Questions and Doubts Encountered in the Christian Faith

Embark on a transformative journey from ‘Confusion to Clarity’ at the Thinking Matters Conference 2024. This inspiring event is dedicated to those seeking answers in a world brimming with philosophical, ethical, and spiritual questions. Through a series of engaging talks, interactive workshops, and thought-provoking discussions, our expert speakers will guide you through the complexities of faith, reason, and modern challenges to Christian belief. Whether you’re wrestling with doubts, eager to deepen your understanding, or looking to equip yourself with reasoned arguments for your beliefs, this conference is designed to provide clarity and confidence in your spiritual journey. Join us as we navigate the waters of confusion together, emerging with clearer minds and stronger faith.

Our Wellington speakers are:

Mary Jo Sharp

A former atheist who came to faith, Mary Jo Sharp has experienced two worlds of American culture: the post-Christian culture of the Pacific Northwest and the evangelical culture of the Bible Belt. She first encountered apologetics in her own spiritual search while seeking answers. She is the founder and director of Confident Christianity Apologetics Ministry which is an educationally focused ministry that engages the hard questions of faith through research, writing, training, and conversation. She lives with her husband and family in Portland, Oregon. Connect with Mary Jo at

Matthew Mittleburg

Matthew Mittelberg is an experienced Christian teacher and apologist who has spoken to thousands at universities, churches, conferences, and youth events in both the US and the UK. He has led international missions teams in Europe and Asia, and his talks have been seen online hundreds of thousands of times. Matthew is passionate about helping people break through their intellectual barriers to belief, understand that faith in God makes sense, and begin a real relationship with Jesus.

Matthew completed his MA in Philosophy of Religion at Palm Beach Atlantic University, received his BA from Grand Canyon University, and a certificate in theology from Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University.

Dr Jeff Tallon

Professor Jeff Tallon is known internationally for his research and discoveries in high-Tc superconductors (HTS), which are currently being developed for applications across all sectors—health, transport, energy, mining and minerals processing, telecommunications and information technology, as well as research He was previously a Distinguished Scientist at Industrial Research Limited and concurrently Professor of Physics at Victoria University of Wellington. He is now concurrently an Emeritus Investigator at the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and nanotechnology.

Grace McKenzie

Grace Mackenzie graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Developments Studies, International Relations and French from Victoria University in Wellington. These days she calls Wellington home. She relishes helping people discover the wonder of how God has uniquely wired them to be a gift to the world.