“I come with years of experience in youth programming and youth advocacy and have a particular heart for LGBTQIA+ young people both within and outside of the church and an understanding of the barriers and disadvantage they face.”
When Stephanie first considered joining the Board, she discovered a range of connections to Concern Australia and our work.
“I met with CEO Michelle Crawford at the start of the year and realised that my life had already been touched by Concern Australia’s work without realising it,” Stephanie said. “My church had been involved in Hand Brake Turn, my uncle had been involved in similar work to Inside Out, and one of my mentors at university had worked with John Smith decades ago.
“The more that I heard about Concern Australia’s history of commitment to the people that are shunned in our society, and the work and heart for at-risk young people, the more I wanted to be involved.
“There have been a couple of phrases that I have heard that have really guided me in terms of understanding Concern Australia, and what my role is. One of the big ones is ‘We don’t walk away from people because it’s too hard’. I hope to be able to live up to that mission in my time on the Board and throughout my life.
“I believe in doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly. I’m thankful to be part of an organisation so committed to lifting up people who have not always been honoured and cared for as they ought and to the kind of commitment and forgiveness that Concern Australia values.
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