Gay Barretta and her husband, Peter, have two daughters and three grandchildren. In 1984, Gay first encountered Leanne Payne’s ministry and God’s healing restoring Presence in her own life. Leading a prolife outreach she grew in understanding and experience of God’s great mercy and compassion. In 1991 she and Peter attended Leanne’s class at YWAM’s Clinical School of Counseling in Hawaii, going on to attend Leanne’s Pastoral Care Schools at Wheaton. In 2011 she met the new team and through God’s plan established a relationship that brought them to NZ. Gay has been in women’s ministry for many years, teaching from Leanne’s writings and, along with the team, serves MPC in NZ.