Lesley Ramsay has been in local church ministry with her husband, Jim, for 47 years. After university she trained as a teacher and then raised four children. Over the last 30 years she has worked as a Bible teacher and evangelist across Australia and overseas. She has written and edited several books and training packages that are sold and used internationally. She now works at Moore College in Sydney, in pastoral care to the students. To relax, she enjoys a good coffee and a good book and hanging out with her grandchildren.
Claire Smith’s life was radically changed by Jesus when she became a Christian as a young adult. Since then she has trained and worked as a nursing sister, and studied theology. She holds a BTh, MA (Theol) (Australian College of Theology), and PhD (University of Western Sydney/Moore Theological College). Her published doctoral thesis examined the vocabulary of ‘teaching’ and the educational environment of the communities depicted in 1 Corinthians, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. Claire now spends her time speaking and writing—she is the author of God's Good Design: What the Bible really says about men and women. Her ministry to women includes evangelism, Bible teaching and lecturing. Claire is married to Rob and they have an adult son—both of whom are avid musicians.
Christine Jensen has had many opportunities to encourage women in their love and knowledge of God as she served with her husband, Peter, at Moore College and in leadership in the Sydney Anglican Diocese. She enjoys teaching the Bible to women of all ages. She was a primary school teacher and then completed her ThL at Moore College. Her family, with 22 grandchildren at last count, gives her a wonderful opportunity to share her great love of children’s literature.
Victoria Colgan lives in the St George area of Sydney where she serves alongside her husband, Phil, at St George North Anglican Church. Victoria loves spending time with her husband and three children as well as reading the Bible with other women. Prior to completing a Diploma of Bible and Missions at Moore College and becoming a mother, Victoria worked in the television and publishing industries.
Louise Cunningham took a break from nursing to complete a theology degree at Sydney Missionary and Bible College last century, and never quite made it back. She worked as the women's pastor at Hurstville Grove Anglican Church for several years and continues to pastor women at Emu Plains Anglican Church. She is married to Roger, who is senior minister at their church, and they have three teenage sons.
Jana Koulouris came to know the Lord at St George North Anglican Church during her final years of high school. After studying Marketing and International Business at Wollongong University, Jana completed a ministry apprenticeship at St George North while attending Anglican Youthworks College, and completed an Advanced Diploma of Theology. Jana was then ordained as a deacon in the Anglican Church and continued to work at St George North in children’s and women’s ministry. She has recently started her own family with her husband, Petros, and has been working recently as a part-time children’s pastor. Jana loves the outdoors, adventures with her boys and a good coffee.
Emma Thornett became a Christian in England in a Baptist church planted by Americans, and is now part of an Anglican church in Sydney’s east. She works full-time as the Managing Editor at Matthias Media, and sees the opportunity to do this as yet another example of God’s grace to her.
Avril Lonsdale became a Christian as a teenager when a friend shared the wonderful truth of the Gospel with her. With plans to work in the media, she completed a Bachelor of Public Relations and Marketing/Bachelor of Communications in 2011, however her passion for women and kids to know Jesus led her to full-time ministry instead. She finished a two-year ministry apprenticeship at St George North Anglican and is currently studying a Bachelor of Theology at Moore College. A perfect day off is filled with friends, coffee and the beach.