Rev'd Robyn Boyd(Locum)
Apart from a couple of years working in community development work in Fiji, I was a Sydney-sider. My earlier career was in social work, with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. I worked in various social work positions, from clinical work to management, including in the Dept of Foreign Affairs, NSW Health Dept, Anglicare NSW and NSW Women’s Legal Services. My two primary areas of professional expertise were in cross cultural work and child protection.
I moved to Melbourne in 2004 to complete my Master of Divinity at Trinity College, and was ordained in 2006. Since then I have spent three years as Assistant Curate at St Stephen and St Mary, Mt Waverley, then Vicar at Ascension Church, Burwood East for 5 years. In January 2014, I moved to far north Queensland, as the Rector of the Parish of the
Atherton Tablelands. I retired there from full time active ministry in September 2019, and have moved back to Melbourne. I have two adult children: a daughter in Melbourne, and a son resident in the UK, plus a granddaughter in the UK (and a very cute, newly acquired rescue dog here in Melbourne). My interests are travelling, gardening and reading murder mysteries. My greatest passion in ministry is for people to deeply encounter God in Christ and to know the abundant joy and transformation possible –“eyes opened and hearts burning”; and for this to be then expressed in their making a difference in the community and world around them.
I am looking forward to getting to know the area around Mordialloc, and the people of the parish.