About Helen Calder

Helen is the founder of Enliven Ministries, a brand new ministry in the David McCracken Ministries family.

As a prophetic minister and preacher, Helen’s passion is to be a catalyst, bringing the ‘NOW’ word of God to impart timely encouragement and breakthrough to churches, businesses, organisations and individuals.Helen Calder

Helen also has a unique gift of training and equipping in the areas of hearing God’s voice, prophetic ministry and prayer. Helen is known for Enliven Blog, an online prophetic training and mentoring resource that reaches thousands of people globally.

Helen has authored the books, ‘Prophetic People in a Changing Church,’ ‘Unlocking the Gift of Discernment’,  and ‘Grow Your Prophetic And Prayer Gifts,’ along with many other e-books and articles which can be found on our online store.

Helen and her husband, Malcolm, ministered throughout New Zealand and Australia for 10 years in Malcolm’s former capacity as National Director of Asian Outreach from 1995 to 2004. Helen was on staff at The Winepress Church from 2004 to 2010, where she also led and trained church members in prayer and prophetic ministry.

Since 2011, Helen has been a full time prophetic minister and writer with David McCracken helen-and-malcolm-small-calderMinistries. From January 2017, David McCracken Ministries team members have been released into their own ministries, shifting from being ‘a team of ministers’ to the new model of ‘a family of ministries’. This has resulted in the birth of Enliven Ministries, of which Helen Calder is the founder along with four other Directors.

Helen and Malcolm are planted in Planetshakers Church. They have been married for 34 years and have two children, Steve, 27 and Amy, 24.

Helen and Malcolm frequently travel together, with Malcolm also ministering in prophecy.


  • If you are interested in having Helen speak at your Church/event, or having Helen bring prophetic ministry to your church or group, please contact us.
  • To review and listen to sermons from Helen, click here.
  • Visit Helen’s Enliven Blog, or sign up to receive it weekly via email, click here.
  • Find out about prophetic training here, or prophetic workshops (prayer, prophetic worship, schools of the Spirit) here.

Endorsement from David McCracken

‘Helen has a truly remarkable gift, both as a Prophet and a Teacher. Her ministry globally through her online teaching has continued to impact tens of thousands of people monthly, including hundreds of pastors. Her sensitivity to Father’s heartbeat and her gift of impartation has brought great blessing to scores of Churches as she preaches and prophesies. She is a powerful author and her teaching seminars are truly life changing.
Having known Helen for nearly a decade, I know her to be a woman of great integrity and humility of spirit. Though totally secure in her commission and bold in its execution, she does so with the sensitivity of spirit born out of her intimate walk with God. Her personal life represents her Father so incredibly well and I endorse her ministry without reservation or qualification.’
David McCracken
Prophet, Director and Founder of David McCracken Ministries


What others have said about Helen’s ministry:

‘Wow! What an aHelen_Calder_Micmazing four days of presbytery we had with Helen and Malcolm. Their prophetic words over individuals and their insight was so spot on. Both our churches at this time were in a place of total transition and change including the establishing of a totally new trust and trustees. Through our time with them, Helen ministered the word of God over both churches and not only confirmed the direction that we were going, and what I was personally carrying in my spirit, but some key insights into what God was doing and how to go about establishing the new thing. Thank you Helen and Malcolm for your availability and ministry. Both churches are so encouraged and excited about the future.’
Ps Wayne Watson, Leeston and Darfield life Churches, Canterbury, NZ

‘Helen came into Encounter Christian Centre clearly with the aim of serving the local church and pastor with no perceived preconceived ideas as to what should be done from her perspective. This was a very refreshing approach and made her brilliant to work with.
In terms of her gift she truly has the real thing. Her prophetic flow was in every instance, detailed, specific and always correct. There was never any ‘prophetic flattery’ saying things over people’s lives in order to gain approval, great offerings or future invitations. Wow, that’s amazing!!! But of particular note has been the numerous shifts that occurred in people’s lives I believe as a direct result of her ministry over their lives. Helen was a huge blessing and will be invited back to Encounter in the near future. I have no hesitation in recommending her ministry.’
Ps Brent Douglas, Encounter Christian Centre, Auckland, NZ

‘We were privileged to host Helen as our guest speaker recently at Northside Christian Church as she spoke a message which was in season for us. The prophetic words that Helen and her husband Malcolm imparted prophetic words to individuals, as they moved through the congregation, were shared with warmth and authenticity. As church leaders and knowing our congregation, the words shared were accurate and balanced. At the end of the service, Helen and Malcolm spent time praying and imparting over each individual person as they came forward and were not in a rush to move from one person to the next. Helen and Malcolm were a great blessing to our church.’
Ps John and Lois Spinella, Northside Christian Church, VIC

‘We had the privilege of hosting Helen and Malcolm for an entire weekend. We loved having them. They ran a Prophetic Workshop as well as speaking at our Sunday services, and special prophetic night. Their words were so spot on for many of our church members, and people definitely came away from this weekend touched and changed.’
Ps Adam White, Meadows Church, Paraparaumu, Wellington, NZ

‘Our church was thoroughly blessed by Helen’s ministry over this past weekend. She brings great insight and revelation from the Word of God. The teaching in every session was timely, in season and brought life! The prophetic words, to individuals and to the church, through both Helen and Malcolm were confirming and incredibly accurate. They minister with warmth and authenticity.’
Ps Alison Johnston, Riviera Christian Centre, VIC

‘The Life Church’ was greatly blessed recently by the visit of Helen and Malcolm Calder. What a special morning! The Prophetic Words over individuals were fabulous!
Bev (not her real name) has a condition that while impacting on her life is not immediately observable. Helen’s words were, “The healing will come little by little….” – Amazingly accurate and encouraging!!’
Ps Bruce McDonald, The Life Church, Auckland, NZ