I live in Dunedin with (hubby) Steve, and our young adult daughters. And a cat. (Don’t forget the cat.) l love our views of the harbour, as well as the birds that serenade us daily.
I’m passionate about helping people connect and engage with God, whatever their stage in their spiritual journey, and about seeing them become the people that God has made them to be. Much of what I do works towards that end!
Pastoral ministry: I have worked and volunteered in a range of congregational ministry roles for over 20 years: church planting; congregation planting; and in established congregations. I have recently concluded a three-year stint as co-leader of Student Soul (a student congregation linked with the PCANZ). We’ve sought to be a place of belonging and faith formation for young adults, particularly for students from Otago University and Otago Polytechnic.
Research and teaching: I am always wondering what God is up to in the world and how we can get involved. To this end, my PhD explored why previously unchurched Australians are becoming Christians today. I am Somerville Lecturer in Pastoral Theology at Otago University where I teach in the areas of chaplaincy, pastoral care and mission and ministry. I also engage in other research and consultancy work for AngelWings Ltd.