Julie was a Rural Chaplain with the Uniting Church in the far west of NSW for 8 years. She worked with a number of small communities from Hay to the Queensland border.During this time she also established a number of partnerships between small rural communities and city congregations and schools. It's from this work that Uniting City and Country has grown.
As well as strengthening communities Julie has also helped develop resources for communities help to combat suicide, Community Matters, and for congregations to assist those with mental illnesses, Mental Health Matters.
Julie has three grown up kids and is a besotted grandmother of two grandbabies.