Special Guest: Hannah Harrison

Hannah was born into Gloriavale, and left with her parents and eleven siblings at the age of 20.

Special Guest: Liz Gregory

Liz is the Manager of the Gloriavale Leavers' Support Trust and its lead support worker. She liaises with people who have left Gloriavale to ensure they are getting the support they require, and builds effective and lasting friendships with the leavers. Liz has a heart for leavers, and feels that she can use her talents and connections to get a better deal for them. Liz uses skills that she has gained from her years as a school teacher and as a business owner to run the Charitable Trust and to move it in a direction that will benefit the most people. Liz’s Christian faith is the most important driver in her life.


Written and Hosted by Sarah Steel

Research by Haley Gray and Sarah Steel

Music by Joe Gould

Edited by Corey Green at Transducer Audio

April 14th, 2021

Part 1

58 mins 25 secs

Season 4


Part 2

1 hr 5 mins 3 secs

Season 4


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Gloriavale Christian Community has found itself in the New Zealand media headlines on multiple occasions. Its founder was once jailed for sexual abuse, but community members were convinced that it he was jailed for preaching the gospel. Followers claim that their way of life is all about the common good and nobody having more than anyone else. Former members say their time there was dominated by endless work and an overriding sense of fear.