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 this blog has helped me to do so as well.
Since 2021, I’ve been the Director of Ministries for Baptist Churches SA, which has left me less time than previously for blogging. It’s also important to note that my blog posts are my own musings and do not seek to represent anyone else.
Previously, I oversaw the training and accreditation of pastors as well as teaching biblical studies at Tabor Adelaide. I completed by PhD on the Psalms in 2016, looking at ideas of performance, emotion, imagination, and embodiment.
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 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.