Matt & Rebecca Ooi
Matt & Rebecca have been married for almost 12 years and have two children, Samuel and Leah. Before studying at Ridley College Melbourne and entering full-time ministry, Matt ran a physiotherapy business, and Bex was an English teacher at Donvale Christian College. After being ordained and ministering in the Anglican Diocese in Melbourne for five years, both Matt and Bex could see God working through RICE in young people’s lives in many of the churches they knew, and felt that God had been preparing them for a time such as this.
As directors for the Movement in Melbourne, they are in awe of what God is doing to make His name known through RICE, and see how it combines their training in teaching, pastoring, and mentoring, as well as their passion for evangelism and in raising up this next generation of Christians in Melbourne. They truly believe that God is doing in this generation is what those in ministry hope and prayer for all of their lives, and are humbled and privileged to be a part of it.
Bex is currently fighting breast cancer (diagnosed June 2018) and is in the midst of chemotherapy treatment post-surgery. However, her prayer that God might use this to further His kingdom in proclaiming the gospel have been answered time and time again. It has been an incredible testimony to so many young people of the importance of being ready to give an answer for the hope that is in us, both in and out of season.