All Program Areas
Kerry Enright – National Director
Rev Dr Kerry Enright is National Director of UnitingWorld, the Uniting Church’s Assembly agency for international partnerships, including Relief and Development, Experience, Peacemaking and Church Solidarity. He and his family have lived in Sydney since he took up his role at the beginning of 2007. Kerry came from New Zealand where he originally practised law. He was a parish minister in the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and then for ten years Assembly Executive Secretary (CEO) of that Church.
Kerry’s experience was mainly with Pacific churches and communities and more recently he has visited partners in Asia and Africa. He is particularly keen to enable the Uniting Church to renew its heritage of international connecting as a core part of its identity.
Rob Floyd – Associate Director for Relief and Development
Rob grew up in Hobart, Tasmania where he trained to be a secondary science teacher. Rob taught for several years in Tasmania before moving to Queensland where his teaching expanded to include computer studies.
In 1999 Rob and his wife Jacqui entered the People in Mission program and were placed as Mission Co-workers for the Uniting Church in the Artha Wacana Christian University in West Timor, Indonesia. Initially asked to set up a computer centre in the university, Rob also taught English, Computing and Biology at the university for seven years.
Whilst in West Timor Rob also worked as a consultant with a Christian Micro Finance Organisation called Tanaoba Lais Manekat. Through his experiences with TLM Rob developed his passion for relief and development work and ways in which poor people can be assisted to break out of poverty.
Rob returned to Australia in 2006 to commence work with UnitingWorld. Rob overseas all Relief and Development Programs with particular responsibility for Indonesia and Timor Leste.
Bronwyn Fraser - Manager, Livelihoods and Peacebuilding Programs (Pacific)
Bronwyn comes to UnitingWorld following 15 years in working in Education as a Science teacher. During this time she worked within a variety of schools including city and country schools, public and Christian schools as well as in an all boys school in North East London. Whilst teaching on London, she travelled widely, experiencing many aspects of good cross
cultural interaction. Before resigning for her previous teaching role to pursue a Masters in International Development Studies, Bronwyn was an active participant in a cross cultural and faith exchange program, by preparing and accompanying groups of year 10 students on exchange to Tonga. In January this year, Bronwyn also completed an internship through The Centre for Refugee Research at UNSW, which involved Human Rights Advocacy training for refugee women in India.
Other Relief and Development staff include
Peter Keegan – Manager, Livelihoods and Peacebuilding Programs (Asia and Africa)
Hannah Ireland – Manager, Human Rights and Emerging Partners Programs
Nicola Gleeson – Management Accountant
Stephanie Dalton – Project and Administration Officer
Kathy Pereira – Associate Director, Church Connections and Experience
Kathy brings warmth, vitality, enthusiasm and expertise in developing UnitingWorld Experience placements and InSolidarity exposure visits, connecting people and churches and making a difference in the world.
Kathy has extensive experience in education and has taught a range of subjects as well as serving for a number of years as an Assistant Principal. She has a MEd (Masters in Education) with research relating to the impact of short term cross cultural exchanges on adolescents. She has worked on a range of education boards, presented workshops and keynote speeches and is a trained and certified Counsellor. She has previously established a school cultural exchange and now facilitates experiences that bring people together and celebrates both our cultures and commonalities.
As Associate Director for UnitingWorld Experience, Kathy has developed placements that respond directly to the expressed needs of our partner churches and delights in providing opportunities for people to use their unique gifts while having their own pre-suppositions blown apart. She believes that people-to-people “Experience” programs provide tangible evidence of the relationships between the UCA and our global church partners, as well as strengthening the life and witness of our own UCA church communities and people
Bruce Mullan – Associate Director for Church Solidarity (Pacific)
Bruce has worked with the Uniting Church in Australia for almost 30 years in education, mission and youth ministry. With extensive qualifications in education, leadership, mission and communications, he has worked with the church in NSW, Tasmania and Queensland.
Most recently he served with the Queensland Synod as head of the communications team and editor of Journey prior to joining UnitingWorld in March 2009. Bruce has an enduring passion for the peoples of the Pacific.
Laura McGilvray- Project and Administration Officer