Hi, I’m Melinda and I’m an external processor, which means I think out loud! In other words, I think best by talking and writing – I often discover or refine my ideas and opinions in conversation with others and I hope this blog helps me to do so as well.
I recently completed a PhD in the Old Testament Psalms and have started working for Baptist Churches of SA overseeing the training and accreditation of pastors. I also teach biblical studies at Tabor Adelaide.
I love to travel the world, and spent an amazing few years working with Global Interaction which gave me the opportunity to see and experience the way many different people around the world worship Jesus within their own cultures.
I’m an ordained Baptist pastor and still try to preach regularly in a number of churches around SA including my wonderful home church, Richmond. I’m passionate about the story of God revealed in the Bible and I love seeing people learn how that intersects with their own life story.
Before God called me into ministry I studied Law at University and I still have a pretty keen interest in politics (Australian, US and global). I love conversations about topics that challenge my thinking and allow me to express ideas and possibilities.