How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? I have lived in Parkes for almost 14 years. I love Parkes’ sense of community – people look out for each other.
Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? I work for Anglicare managing Georgie’s Boutique and Georgie’s Pantry. I am also a Priest at St George’s Anglican Church. I enjoy being able to help people live better lives. Sometimes even the smallest thing like a phone call or a loaf of bread can make a difference to someone’s day.
What is your favourite thing to do when you have free time? I confess that I love online window shopping. I get creative ideas for the Boutique, I can plan a virtual holiday or imagine my house renovations actually happening.
What makes you proud? Kindness and courage. I feel so proud of people, especially children, when I see them being kind to one another. I am also enormously proud of the courage that our community has shown over the last few years in finding ways to battle drought and now isolation.
If you could be an animal which one would you choose, and why? Maybe an owl. I like how content they appear. I imagine them knowing some great secret that gives them wisdom and inner peace.
What is your all-time favourite movie, song and/or book, and why? Luckily for me (being a priest) my favourite book is the one that I have to read almost every day – the Bible. I find reading my Bible a bit like chatting to a friend. It encourages me, gives me good advice, points out the truth about things and I find it entertaining.
Tell us about your best holiday. Japan in the winter time. It was like being in Narnia.
What is on your bucket list? Design and build my own home, go to New York, join an archaeological tour of Israel and the Middle East.