I’m passionate about the Church of Jesus Christ. I believe that the Church, when operating as an agent for the Kingdom of Heaven, has a power of love, compassion and strength that is unsurpassed. History shows that when that’s not happening, the Church becomes irrelevant or even worse, destructive.
The difference between a Church that shows the world who God is, and one that doesn’t, generally boils down to its leaders, and this is where my second passion comes in. I believe that the development of godly, empowering, courageous, visionary leaders is crucial if the Church is to fulfil its mandate to facilitate the Kingdom of God here on earth as it is in heaven.
I have a Masters Degree in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary and this, combined with my 30+ years of experience as a church leader in Australia and UK, means that I understand leadership in the Church from a practical and a theological perspective.
An Aussie, I have spent almost 20 years in the UK where, together with my husband Rick, I founded Christian Growth International, a vibrant and growing network of churches, missions and projects. I have provided leadership and mentoring to hundreds of leaders in UK, USA, Uganda, Australia, France, Indonesia and Central Asian nations, through preaching and teaching at leadership conferences and in churches.
My books Speak Life and Shut the Hell Up, and Catalysts: You Can Be God’s Agent For Change challenge old mindsets and encourage change and breakthrough.
A pioneer and innovator, I have been the visionary for:
Cherish Uganda (www.cherishuganda.org) a village for abandoned children who are HIV+.
Liberti Magazine (www.libertimagazine.com) a contemporary magazine for Christian women in the UK.
Kyria (www.kyrianetwork.com) a network for women in leadership providing support, mentoring and equipping.
I have been married to Rick for 44 years and have 4 married children and 10 grandchildren. In my spare time, when I’m not preaching, writing or spending time with family and friends, I love to renovate old furniture. These are a couple of my latest pieces.
I’d love to be in contact with you and am available to preach at your events or work with you to develop your own leadership gifts or those of your team.
You can get in touch by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or through this website.