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Sharon Minniecon

Sharon Minniecon is an Ugar (Stephen Island) woman. She was born in Ayr in North Queensland. Her grandmother was from Stephen Island in the Torres Strait. She is one of 13, and counts herself as a fifth generation Christian. Her three children comprise the sixth generation. Sharon married Ray Minniecon, who became an ordained pastor within the Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship. They have supported each other in a wide range of ministries over the last 42 years. The places they have worked include La Perouse, SW Western Australia, Redfern and Glebe. Most of the time Aunty Sharon has worked in Aboriginal health and education and pastoral work. She currently works with St John’s Glebe as a community worker and pastor in its emergency relief program. For 12 years she has helped shape and promote the Gawura School for Indigenous children within St Andrew’ Cathedral School, and has helped children find an educational home there.

Last Updated: 09/19/2022

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