Deaconess Jean Standfield is remembered by friends as a model of kindness and faithful ministry.
Deaconess Doreen Garrick has been recognised with a 2019 local achievement award for community leadership of Goodwin Retirement Village, Woolahra.
Deaconess Jean Hughes died on the 11th October, 2018. She was not very tall, but don’t be fooled by the little North Shore Lady –beneath the David Jones jacket, the pearls, the neatly permed hair and the White Linen perfume, was a highly intelligent, very organised, very caring woman, always one step ahead, with a great love of family, community and a deep Christian faith.
From the slums of Surry Hills to a prestigious north shore school, Pat Nelson took on a number of challenges in her ministry. But God was not only working through her but in her, as he humbled her heart and led her closer to him.
A child of the both the Great Depression and World War II, Lynn “Joy” Gigg was no stranger to hardship. But through her loss, God shaped Lynn into a deeply compassionate and servant-hearted follower of Him.
From spirited, mischievous college girl to dedicated, energetic deaconess, Doreen Garrick’s heart for the lost and vigour for the gospel has always been central to her identity. Her story reflects how God can work through the most ordinary moments and smallest decisions of our lives to bring about his glory.
Mary Andrews College and ADM stand on a legacy of inspiring women – one of whom is Mary Andrews herself. This courageous pioneer sets an example for women of faith today.