About Julie Tyler

Meet Julie

About Me

I am passionate and I want to tell you what I'm passionate about. If you would like to join me on my journey I welcome you.

I am passionate about people being the person that they were created to be.
I believe that we are made to live in community. To live, love and laugh together. We are likened to the body where all the parts of the body work together, and none is more important than the other. We are called to support each other, to lift one another up when we are in difficult circumstances; and to encourage each other.

Like most people who read the bible, I am selective about what bits I hold onto. I really like the bits about showing mercy, and the instruction to love God, your neighbour and yourself. I love that Jesus was radical and challenged religion – he encouraged us to love our neighbour, and had dinner with the most hated people in the community. He healed people on the day of rest, treated women as the thinking, contributing, spiritual, capable people that they are, and said he came to heal the sick not the healthy; he modelled ‘living in community’.

My Story

I have been a part of the Christian community for most of my life. I am a board member of my local church, board member of the ministerial development of my denomination and women’s director for my district.

Previously, I was part of a team who helped to transform a tiny country church comprised of a handful of ‘older’ adults into a vibrant hub for young families. I am passionate about building leadership in our young people (and our older ones).

My Expertise

I have spent the last 15 years in my professional life raising awareness of violence against women and how to prevent it.  It is preventable and I believe that the Christian community holds the key to being the leaders of the prevention of violence against women. The Christian community led the fight to abolish legal slavery in the 1800s; Christian women led the suffrage movement to gain women the right to vote in the early 1900s; Christian leaders headed up the American civil rights movement of the 1960s. I believe that the Christian community can lead the fight against modern slavery and the movement to abolish violence against women and children. (By the way, when you eliminate violence against women and children you also eliminate it against men.)

"I am passionate and I want to tell you what I'm passionate about. If you would like to join me on my journey I welcome you."