Nicole Conner

Nicole is an an introverted mugwump, who finds great joy in reading history books of all sorts, ruminating on spiritual matters, walking in places that are not crowded by homo sapiens, digging mysterious plants into her garden, sampling a little too much coffee and red wine and doing her tiny part in making the world a kinder place.

Born in Hamburg, Germany, to parents deeply affected by the horrors of WW2 and raised in apartheid South Africa, Nicole’s upbringing has given her a love for “the other” that has seen her become a respected and compassionate voice for justice and human rights. She holds a Bachelor of Theology and Master in History. Her career path includes a 14 year stint as Associate Pastor at CityLife Church in Melbourne, Australia. Nowadays she spends her time on a variety of research and writing projects. Recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast, this new season of life beckons with a whole new set of adventures.

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4 thoughts on “Nicole Conner”

  1. Hi Nicole,
    I listened to your podcast on Joy fm 2015 and given the cost to you personally, I want to say how much I admire your compasssion and support for LGBTI people, especially Christians who struggle with those issues.

    I have been somewhat overwhelmed with the hateful attitudes of many Christians on social media sites and I wondered if God is pleased when we behave so badly in the defence of so called Biblical orthodoxy. I don’t agree with all of your views and identify more with the views expressed by your husband Mark in a message he gave some years ago on the subject of homosexuality.

    A lot of heterosexual people struggle with sexual issues and the Church loves to guilt people when they struggle with sexual issues.

    Thank you for counting the cost and supporting LGBTI Christians and the wider community. I love that attitude of Jesus when he came into contact with those who struggled with sexual issues. I think of the woman caught in adultery and the difference in the Pharisees who rightly quoted the Mosaic law and Jesus.

    Every blessing to you in the next phase in your life.

  2. Hi Nicole
    just wanted to wish you and Mark all the best in the future as you start a new chapter of your lives. I remember many years ago attending your engagement party at St.James in Wattle Park with a girl I was seeing at the time. You were both very kind to me. I also remember a few people at the time who taught me so much about welcoming. There was a guy called Malcolm McQueen, John Edmondson and a blond guy who I think was
    gay called Dale who was especially kind and caring and taught me so much particularly on ACTION nights.
    I always wondered what happened to those guys.
    Anyway May God be with you on your journey

    Barry T

    1. Hi Barry – thank you so much for your kind comment. I think Social Media might unearth these gentlemen 🙂 I know John is on LinkedIn. Regards, Nicole

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