Deborah has over twenty years experience in biblical based preaching, pastoral supervision, and spiritual life coaching. She has worked across all streams of Christian expression, and with various groups. Her area of expertise is in encouraging and equipping people to regain, or develop, spiritual and emotional awareness. Deborah has a passion for opening up the Scriptures to reveal the heart and character of God.
Deborah holds a PhD in Theology from Otago University. She has spent over five years teaching aspects of Old and New Testament studies at both Bible College (Dunedin Campus), and at Otago University. She moderated the “Introduction to the NT” paper for EIDTS (Ecumenical Institute of Distance Theological Studies). Deborah’s experience also includes being the Interim Minister for the Wakatipu Community Church (Presbyterian) for a period of thirteen months. Deborah is an accredited Strengths Coach with Strengths Network South Pacific. Deborah also worked for the Synod of Otago and Southland as Church Leadership Support Advisor for the region.
At present Deborah is Convenor of the Leadership Sub Committee of PCANZ, and she sits on several national committees for the PCANZ.
Deborah is the founder and Director of SoulScape, which has PCANZ Presbytery recognition. She divides her time between SoulScape and the various commitments to the PCANZ at a national level.
Deborah lives in Queenstown, New Zealand with her husband Gordon, and their two wee dogs, Lily and Poppy. Deborah continues to worship at Wakatipu Community Church, where she is an ordained elder.