BEd (Secondary), BTheol (Hons), MMin, GradDip (Spiritual Direction)
Cathie is a Uniting Church minister, spiritual director and retreat leader. She recently submitted her PhD thesis and is serving in two roles within the University of Divinity in 2022. Cathie is co-teaching a unit at Pilgrim Theological College in first semester and is also the Research Project Administrator for the Spirited Project at Whitley College.
Cathie was the inaugural recipient of the Janette Gray PhD Scholarship in 2020 and also received funding from the Robert James Brown Postgraduate Scholarship in 2018 and 2019. Her Phd thesis explored how contemporary women on the edge of the church respond to the lives and works of the beguine mystics of the thirteenth century. Of particular focus were the implications for the practice of spiritual direction. During her HDR study, Cathie was the Research Student Representative on the Pilgrim Academic Board.
Cathie is also involved with the formation of spiritual directors through the Dayspring Course for Spiritual Direction in Perth, Western Australia. She is passionate about accompanying people on their spiritual journey and facilitating creative opportunities to express their faith. She is currently the West Australian representative on the Australian Network for Spiritual Direction Executive and is an elected member of the Australian Ecumenical Council of Spiritual Direction.
Cathie has served in Uniting Church ministry placements in school chaplaincy (Penrhos College) and congregational ministry (Margaret River/ Augusta). She has a passion for education and formation, as well as creative and contemplative worship.
- Australian Ecumenical Council of Spiritual Direction (Member)
- Australian Network for Spiritual Direction Executive (WA Representative)
- Association of Practical Theology - Oceania (Member)
- ANZATS (Member)
- Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality (Member)
- Spiritual Directors International (Member)