Ordained by the Uniting Church in Australia as a Minister of the Word, Amelia has served in Congregational, Synod and National roles over 25 years. Formerly an opera-singer, she turned to ethnomusicology to develop ecclesial missiology practice. Her research explored the relationship of story, song, and sacrament to grow mission communities. She did a B.Mus. and Grand Dip. at Sydney Conservatorium, Grand Music Studies at Guildhall School in London and Paris, Masters in Ministry at Charles Sturt University and a Doctor of Missiology at Fuller Theological Seminary.
With Australian-Chinese-Scottish roots, Amelia has worked in seven countries and speaks several languages. She serves as Executive Officer for Mission Resourcing for the Uniting Church in South Australia, with responsibilities for covenanting with Indigenous Peoples, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Mission-Ministry, Justice, International Mission and Intergenerational Discipleship.