Ruth is married to Colin and together they have five children. The Harrisons' were based in Thailand for five years. At the beginning of 2012 they relocated to New Zealand. In New Zealand Colin works as a Support Worker and provides an income for their family allowing Ruth to continue working for Connect3e as a volunteer. They also have a fantastic group of friends that supplement their income with financial gifts. The Harrison children are now in mainstream schooling (Grade 12,11,9,7 and kindergarten) it is a great experience after a number of years doing a mixture of home schooling and distance education while they launched Connect3e with their mum and dad. The Harrison children have played a significant role in launching Connect3e from video production, translation and much more. When Colin and Ruth launched Connect3e it was their hope to have an organization that would always allow and encourage the involvement of children in mission. Connect3e continues to be a family passion.
Rich is married to Kathy and together they have three children. Rich and Kathy moved to Thailand at the beginning of 2010 and are committing to being our leaders/volunteers 'in country' for 2012 & 13. Kathy does a brilliant job at homeschooling their children (Grade 11, 9 & 7) . The Lively family hail from Atlanta, USA. Rich has a wealth of experience and education in mission/humanitarian work and is ordained in the Wesleyan Church in the USA. The Lively family has a network of wonderful friends that support them financially so that they can live and work in Thailand without taking a salary from Connect3e. Rich has being instrumental in establishing policies and processes for Connect3e projects. His role is now specific to Thailand operations and administration as the National Manager of Connect3e Thailand. Rich and Kathy are based in Chiang Mail, Thailand as it allows for better educational opportunities. Rich travels every couple of months south to Connect3e projects.
Pete is the Country Manager for Connect3e Australia and overseas all other country managers within that role. Pete is married to Amanda and they live in Campbelltown on the outer suburbs of Sydney (Australia) with four of their five children. Peter works full time as a TAFE teacher (Vocational Education) in Information Technology. He has been involved with organisations like Connect3e for a number of years and founded a similar organisation in 2006. Involvement in such organisations has centred around building long-term partnerships between developing communities within the East Asian Pacific (EAP) region and developed communities within Australia. Peter's strength is in building teams of people around a common goal. Pete has been instrumental in bringing about systems, processes and clarity of vision for the Connect3e Management Team. As with all our managers, Pete is a volunteer and gives of his time becasue his is deeply passionate about bringing hope to those who need it.