The Hub at ADM

Each year, following a competitive application process, a group women are selected as Members of the The Hub at ADM. Each of these women are leading initiatives and organisations that are seeking to bring about gospel-centred renewal. Their endeavours also relate to ADM's three key areas of ministry: theological formation; mercy and justice; and public engagement. 

You can read the profiles of these women, and about their initiatives and organisations below. (Please note: ADM does not endorse everything that Hub Members may say or do. Each Member of The Hub represents herself and her organisation or initiative, not ADM).


The Hub, class of 2017

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DANA GRUBEN – JESUS LOVES ME

Raised in a Christian family in the USA, I was the eldest of three children in a stable and loving home. After school, I attended St Olaf College in Minnesota, a Lutheran liberal arts education where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion (Ethics concentration). One semester I spent in Vellore, India, exploring health care in the developing world; there I met the Australian man who became first my pen pal and has now been my husband for 28 years. I have a love for learning, writing and study, so over the years, I've done a neuro nursing speciality certificate, a Master of Health Administration, a certificate of theology through Moore College, and a graduate diploma in Ageing and Pastoral Studies. For 20 + years, I've done practice management for my husband's ophthalmology practice, which I have combined with family responsibilities and church involvement. Drawn to ministry to older people, I spent 2.5 years in Aged Care chaplaincy. Now I have left that paid employment and am busy as a warden and as a mentor to a couple of young women. This project combines my love for Jesus, older people and writing.

Jesus Loves Me is a resource for gospel outreach to people with dementia: “People with dementia need to hear the Good News of Jesus in a way that meets their unique needs--- simple but not childlike; clear, concrete, building on familiar words.”

Follow this link to learn more about Dana's vision for her project. 

 
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MICHELLE KOH – STORIES WORTH TELLING

Currently, I am working with Wendy Simpson in Marketplace ministry, as we pioneer the integration of Faith and Work in Australia.

I have worked as a Chaplain and in the Pastoral Care team at C3 Church.

I have a Graduate Diploma of Divinity from Sydney Missionary and Bible College and an Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology from C3 Bible College.

I started a Portrait Photography business in 2009 and have managed the business and photographed people for the last 7 years. I have photographed people in natural surroundings and have a skill of effectively engaging people of all ages (newborn babies to grandparents) and cultural backgrounds to making them feel comfortable so I can capture natural emotions.

I have an Electrical Engineering degree (B.Eng. (Hons)) from the University of New South Wales. I have worked as a Presales Network Engineer at Cisco Systems and a Data Network Engineer and Project Manager at Macquarie Bank. 

Stories Worth Telling is a project of photography and interviews of believers shared on social media. “The purpose of this initiative is to encourage others by sharing stories of everyday believers from different denominations, cultural backgrounds and generations with an honest portrayal of how their faith is integral to their lives.” 

 
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RUTH LEWIS-JONES – ESTEEM DESIGNZ PROGRAM

Ruth Lewis-Jones is the inspiring founder and Managing Director of the internationally acclaimed ChooseREAL Campaign and Nationally implemented Esteem Designz Program, creating interactive platforms and resources to equip and empower girls and women in our communities.

Based in Sydney, Ruth also works as a school chaplain, youth developer, social entrepreneur, designer and is sought after to work alongside many community and welfare organisations to invest in the potential of their girls.

Ruth is a beloved motivational speaker, workshop facilitator and mentor for schools, churches, events and conferences. She is a thought leader and pioneer, creating a global movement empowering others to make lasting impacts with her. She loves to celebrate and support other in this journey.

In March, Ruth was named finalist for the NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards 2016.In October, Ruth was also named finalist for the prestigious Telstra Business Woman's Award 2016.

Ruth – “I am passionate about helping girls and women not feel the need to hustle for their approval and acceptance, but claim their intrinsic worth, and be unashamedly authentic and REAL, not moulded by other’s expectations, but free... Free to confidently be all that God has called and created them to be.” 

Esteem Designz Program, is about creating interactive platforms and resources to equip and empower girls and women in our communities. “Through creative, engaging resources we are equipping schools, churches and community/welfare organisations to empower self-worth, confidence and life-skills in girls”.

Follow this link to read more about Ruth's inspiring initiative. 

 
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SARAH KINSTEAD – SOULCARE 

Sarah is married to Robin (a resident Australian Anglican Minister of the Parish of Christ Church Northern Beaches) and they have two children, who are a great delight to them. Sarah and Robin are originally from the UK but have made Australia their home.

Sarah loves to see people grow in their understanding of Jesus and does this by teaching Scripture in her local schools, as well as leading ladies bible study and children’s ministries in her church. She is an evangelist at heart and seeks ways to engage with the community at both micro and macro levels whenever she can.

Sarah works as a Pastoral Supervisor teaching and training others in pastoral care, and lectures at Mary Andrews College (a new course which she has written herself to bring her two big loves together called Pastoral Evangelism). 

Soulcare is about the development of a regional pastoral care partnership - “To transform the pastoral care,  education and research offered on the northern beaches of Sydney in view of the new hospital opening in 2018 as a case study for future public/private hospital ventures.

 
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SARAH MORSE – The Madrid project

Since the age of seventeen, when I saw poverty first hand on a World Vision study tour, I have dedicated my life to serving the poor. I spent my twenties serving some of the world ́s poorest on mission trips and raised more than $20, 000 for World Vision. I completed my nursing degree in 2000 and as a Registered Nurse, I spent two years working with disabled children in Romania. It was there that my heart grew for the poor in Europe. In 2004 I was awarded NSW Young Australian of the Year. I spent two years working at the International Teams Australia office as a short term missions mobiliser and trainer. I then returned to work as a cancer nurse and educator. I married an Anglican minister in 2008, and in 2010, followed the call of God together to Spain to research human trafficking and to find our place in intervention strategies. I have been working in a safe house for trafficked and vulnerable women while Stephen has been completing his doctorate on this subject. We are currently on home assignment in Australia to raise the funds needed to return to run our project full time.

The Madrid Project is an initiative of International Teams Spain.  “Training and equipping the Spanish church to be a voice for mercy and justice, especially in regards to human trafficking intervention in Spain, and empowering women coming out of the sex industry."


The Hub, class of 2016

Lisa Bateup, Director, CultureConnect (within Interserve Australia)

CultureConnect mobilises Australian Christians to reach out with love and the good news of Jesus to their neighbours from Asia and the Arab world.

 

Dr Mel Fung, Founder and Ministry Planter, Jesus Club

Jesus Club is a ministry that aims to make Christ known to adults with intellectual disabilities by teaching the good news about Jesus and genuine friendship.

 

 

Mel Hanger, Founder, Hope Junction

Hope Junction hosts creative events and collaborative processes to transform the lives of young people.

 

 

The Hub, Class of 2015, The Founding Cohort

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Helen Kim, Executive Director of Ministry, Hope for Sydney

Hope for Sydney mobilises gospel-influenced hearts for neighbours in need.

Helen is part of Church Hill Anglican, Sydney.

 
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Jessica Smith, Operations Director, Common Grace

Common Grace is a new online movement of people passionate about Jesus and justice seeking to overflow in generous words and action in the world.

Jessica is the Executive Pastor at St George's Anglican Church Paddington.

 
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Jen Barker, Founder, Fixing Her Eyes

Fixing Her Eyes is a site for Australian women who want to learn more about Jesus.

Jen is part of St Paul's Anglican Church, Castle Hill.

 
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Dr Mel Fung, Founder and Ministry Planter, Jesus Club

Jesus Club is a ministry that aims to make Christ known to adults with intellectual disabilities by teaching the good news about Jesus and genuine friendship.

Mel is part of Naremburn Asian Australian Church (Naremburn-Cammeray Anglican Church).