Our Minister

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Sally Douglas was a teacher before responding to the – rather surprising – call to be a minister.

Before coming to Richmond, Sally was the Uniting Church minister in the Highlands Cluster, with 6 congregations in Daylesford, and the surrounding region.

Sally’s doctoral research investigated very early, often suppressed, understandings of Jesus.  Her book Early Church Understandings of Jesus as the Female Divine: The Scandal of the Scandal of Particularity was published by Bloomsbury Press in 2016.

Sally is an Honorary Postdoctoral Associate within the University of Divinity and an Adjunct Lecturer within the University of Divinity, at Pilgrim Theological College.  Her ongoing research interests span biblical studies, early church history and theology, and the implications of these in contemporary context.

Sally is passionate about creating space for people to explore questions at the intersection of spirituality, sacred texts, real life and the divine.

She is fed by ancient Christian contemplative practices and, at present, is very into reggae.

Sally gave the 4 Bible study Lectures at the 2016 Uniting Church of Victoria and Tasmania Synod Meeting. Here is a link to those lectures: http://ctm.uca.edu.au/lay-ministries/woman-wisdom-bible-studies/