I am a minister of the Uniting Church in Australia, living in Albury, NSW, Australia. I have a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Sydney, a Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics from Queensland Institute (now University) of Technology and a Bachelor of Divinity and Theol M Qual from Melbourne College of Divinity. I did my theological study at the United Faculty of Theology in Melbourne, a joint venture between
- The Jesuit Theological College of the Society of Jesus incorporated in Victoria.
- Trinity College Theological School (Anglican Province of Victoria)
- The Uniting Church Theological College (Synod of Victoria and Tasmania).
I am enrolled part time in a PhD program in Studies in Religion, at the University of New England in Armidale, where I used to live. I began it while I was the Uniting Church chaplain to the University. My thesis is looking at the parables of the Reign (Kingdom) of God that appear in the Gospel of Thomas and comparing them with their parallels in the Synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke). I am interested in what we can learn from them about the Thomas community. You can find out more about all this from the next tab.
I also like to cook, sew, read (mainly fantasy fiction and theology although I’m also quite fond of Phryne Fisher, Maisie Hobbs and the No 1 Women’s Detective Agency), walk (but not alone) and watch movies and discuss them. I’m interested in peace, social justice, ecotheology, feminist theology and multifaith dialogue. I’ve been married for nearly 25 years and am the mother of a twenty-two year old and a twenty-five-year-old, both living in Armidale, hwere we used to live. The younger one has just finished a Bachelor of Arts majoring in German and Linguistics and is about to start an honours year in Linguistics and the older one works at the university, using his computer science degree.
The photo on this blog is of the waterfalls at Wollomombi Gorge, near Armidale in New South Wales. I took it when we were there in December 2012.