UnitingWorld staff announcement
UnitingWorld is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev Seforosa Carroll to the role of Manager – Church Partnerships, Pacific within the Church Connections Unit of UnitingWorld.
Sef is a Fiji born Rotuman who spent her formative years growing up in Lautoka, the Western side of Viti Levu, Fiji. These formative experiences continue to inform Sef’s theological reflection on interfaith and cross-cultural relationships, gender and culture. Having lived in Australia since 1987, Sef has always maintained connections with the Pacific, particularly, Pacific Islanders living in the diaspora. This includes work with the Pacific Island Women’s Advocacy Services, South Pacific Association of Theological Schools, Pacific theologies conference, Association of Oceanian Women Theologians, and Alan Walker College of Evangelism. Her ministry has included work with congregations of Five Dock/Drummoyne, Caves Beach, St Clair and MLC School.
Sef joins us from Charles Sturt University based at United Theological College in North Parramatta where she is the first year mentor. She is completing a PhD ‘Making room for the religious other: reading interfaith dialogue and encounters in the Australian context from a feminist diasporic perspective’.
Acting National Director for UnitingWorld, Rob Floyd, says, “ We are delighted to welcome Sef to the team. Sef brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and relationships that will greatly enhance the Uniting Church’s engagement with our Pacific Church Partners.”
In accepting this role Sef says, “I look forward to joining UnitingWorld and in particular to expanding and deepening UnitingWorld’s relationships with our Church partners in the Pacific and in Australia. It is an opportunity to contribute to and find different creative ways of addressing issues of theological education and church leadership, gender issues, climate change and poverty with our Pacific Church Partners. I am excited to be a part of a Uniting Church Agency that is committed to transforming change.”
Sef will commence at UnitingWorld on 1st July.