Amy is passionate about social justice, inclusive community and creating safe spaces to talk about the things that matter. Amy has a second part-time job as a mental health worker and has a background in community development and urban ministry.
Amy granny-flats locally with her little dog, Jim, and is the proud mother of several potted plants. In her spare time, Amy trains for roller-derby, reads, writes, hangs out with friends and consumes way too much caffeine (her words!).
I love the people of QUC. I know most of them by name. I am interested in the church as a whole and have a 27+ year history here. I think it is important as a church that our council has a balance of those who understand where we have come from and some younger people with enthusiasm and fresh ideas. I am actively involved in a wide range of the activities of our church including the Hungry Souls men’s breakfast and Bible study and plenty of other activities and events.
I was born in Brisbane before coming to Canberra/Queanbeyan via Sydney with my work in 1993. I am married to Bernadette and have two high school age children, Lauren and Steph. I have worked in the Australian National Audit Office since 1989, firstly as a financial statements auditor then as a performance auditor since moving to Canberra. I enjoy watching many types of sport, riding my bicycle and bush/road walking.
From a faith perspective, I was brought up in a devout Methodist/Uniting Church family with an active personal faith. My involvement in the church community lessened to only attending the big church calendar events until I experienced the warm welcome at Queanbeyan Uniting Church over 10 years ago. I feel that the skills I can bring to Church Council are a sunny disposition, strong oral and written communication skills, a drive for equity and fairness, and relevant financial literacy skills.
Gifts seen by others: Wisdom, caring, integrity, spiritually mature, financial expertise and understanding, active faith, open minded, honest, budgeting, financial abilities, management skills, commitment