Rev James Wood
Rev James would call himself a pilgrim.
pilgrim (noun) a person who makes a journey, often a long and difficult one, to a special place for religious reasons
Rev James grew up on wheat and sheep farm in Bindi Bindi, Western Australia. Through many experiences throughout his life - he has had the privilege of travelling around the world and working with some amazing people. He left Western Australia in 1989, and has lived in various places in Europe and USA. He has lived on the east coast of Australia since 1997.
Highlights include: First overseas trip to New Zealand in 1987; HALE School Camp Wittenoom Assistant Resident Master 1987; Several years of Camp America in the Catskill Mountains, New York State (1990,1991,1992); working in the L'Arche Community (London, Sydney, Canberra - 1992-1999); walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostella (1995, 2015); being Ordained in the Anglican Church of Australia 2002 - appointments Bega, Queanbeyan & Warracknabeal; regular hikes up Mount Kosciuszko.
Rev James has always felt drawn to 'stepping outside the box' and connecting with people and culture wherever he has lived. He has an ability to think critically and often challenges the 'status quo' in an attempt to seek genuine solutions to confronting injustice and developing a vision of building stronger community of inclusivity and healing.
His latest passion to aide genuine transformation for people through education and mentoring gives him a lot of energy. He has worked with young people for over 35 years. He loves reading and enjoys listening to music. He would one day love to travel to the moon. He enjoys crafting timber.
In the last decade his enjoyment for cycling has nourished adventure into the outdoors initially through mtb and very recently into road cycling in the rural region he resides. He makes regular trips across the Nullabor to see his family in WA - and thoroughly enjoys the wide open spaces and intriguing landscape of Australia.
He really likes people.
He loves life.