About our organisation

acnc-registered-charity-tickEl Roi’s Children is a registered Australian charity that provides scholarships and support to children in developing countries through our trusted mission partners. We make a difference by raising awareness, funds and prayer on their behalf.

Currently, we have 18 children in our scholarship program, including 16 school-aged children and two tertiary-level students in Thailand and South Africa. In addition to this we support literacy programs and a baby sanctuary’s in some of the poorest townships in South Africa.

To date, we have impacted 44 lives by way of our school and university-based scholarships; and many more by the provision of educational resources, uniforms, furniture, food, clothing, medicine and Christmas gifts.

Tim and Ingrid Goetze

Tim and Ingrid, teachers for the past 30 years, originally hail from South Africa. They now live in Hervey Bay and are active members of Bayside Christian Church. Tim and Ingrid have a passion for seeing children rescued from poverty, and given a hope and future in Christ.

Ryan Goetze

Ryan works for the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and is our treasurer. He too loves the Lord, currently lives in Adelaide and is an active member of Oakdene Baptist Church.

Ashley Thompson

Ashley is a marketing professional and has a passion for communicating the Gospel message in a relevant and engaging way. She and her husband Ben currently live in Brisbane and are active members of Riverlife Baptist Church.

Norm and Jenny Latham

Norm and Jenny have served as missionaries in Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea with Mission Aviation Fellowship. Jenny has experience in Alice Springs Indigenous education and Norm the Royal Flying Doctor’s Service, in recent years making Melbourne home. Both are passionate advocates for children’s rights and bring a wealth of experience, discernment and wisdom to El Roi’s Children.

Arthur and Jenny MacRae

Arthur, a teacher for the past 40 years, is down-to-earth, has a deep love for God and a passion for seeing children won to Christ. Jenny (top right) has worked as a hostel matron, a school secretary and has conveyance experience. They are both now working with Indigenous children in the Northern Territory. Jenny and Arthur have seven children and numerous grandchildren.

Tim and Ingrid Goetze

President, founders and members of the board.

Ryan Goetze

Treasurer and member of the board.

Ashley Thompson

Secretary, Communications Advisor and member of the board.

Norm and Jenny Latham

Members of the board.

Arthur and Jenny MacRae

Members of the board.