Facilitators Bio’s

Laurence Gray

Laurence Gray: A community development practitioner with demonstrated accomplishments in strategic planning, financial management and operational implementation. He  has extensive experience in program design, team development and supporter engagement. Laurence is a trained youth worker with addition qualifications in management and public policy. He has held roles with Melbourne City Mission, The city of Banyule and Outdoors Incorporated. He has led teams in cross cultural context with World Vision international addressing child protection and human rights abuse.  Laurence currently works  with Wyndham Community & Education Centre supporting asylum seekers and refugees  through its Interfaith and Humanitarian networks. Action to support faith communities  address family and gender  violence is one area of his focus.

Faith Johnson

I guess for my bio you can say that both as a teacher and then Anglican priest (now retired) I had pastoral experience of violence in families, and as a mother have learned a lot more about DV after my daughter left a ten year violent marriage. Since her ex husband is a priest I have come aware just how shocking this is to people who all believed that violence doesn’t happen in faith communities. I would be happy if by becoming a presenter with ThinkPrevent I can prevent even one mother going through what I have.