About

“We need someone who encourages us when we are tempted to give it all up, to forget it all, to just walk away in despair.”

Henri Nouwen

Elizabeth Lee

Elizabeth Lee has a passion for fostering human connection through deep listening and for being a listening presence among the fringes.

Liz has a diverse professional background.  In recent times she has had the privilege of offering pastoral care among those living with homelessness. Prior to that she had years of life-giving ministry as a Prison Chaplain. Liz originally trained as a Food Technologist and having had a very varied career as a research scientist, museum curator, health promotion, community development worker and teacher of science and religious education. Liz holds a Masters of Arts (Theology) as well a Bachelor of Science, Graduate Diploma in Education and a Masters of Education. She is married with 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren.

What I Offer

A Listening Presence

Contemplative Photography Workshops

Facilitated Labyrinth Walks

Listening Circles

Quiet Days

Reflection Mornings

Retreats

Spiritual Direction

Supervision

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Hons 1
  • Graduate Diploma of Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Religious Education
  • Master of Education with Merit
    (Health Promotion and Adult Education)
  • Master of Arts (Theology)
  • Clinical Pastoral Education Equivalent 
  • Listen into Life Residential Program in Spiritual Direction
  • Professional Pastoral Supervision
  • Good Grief Companion
  • Certified Grief Recovery Specialist
  • Labyrinth Facilitator
  • Positive Lifestyle Program Facilitator

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Network for Spiritual Direction ANSD
  • Conference of Spiritual Direction Australia CSD
  • Spiritual Directors International SDI
  • Transforming Practices Inc
  • Australasian Association of Supervisors AAOS
  • Spiritual Care Australia SCA

Experience

  • Spiritual Director since November 2016
  • Retreat Facilitator
  • Professional/ Pastoral Supervisor since August 2020
  • Council Member Australian Ecumenical Council for Spiritual Direction since February 2020
  • Pastoral Care Officer – Matthew Talbot Hostel, Woolloomooloo
  • Prison Chaplain – Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre (MRRC) Silverwater
  • Science, Physics, Biology and Religious Education Teacher, Liturgy Coordinator – Bethany College Hurstville
  • Science, Physics, Biology and Religious Education Teacher, Social Justice Coordinator, Liturgy Coordinator – Mount Carmel High School Varroville
  • Science, Biology and Religious Education Teacher – Aquinas College Menai
  • TAFE Teacher and Coordinator of General Education – St George TAFE
  • TAFE Teacher and Coordinator of Career Education for Women – Padstow TAFE
  • Health Promotion Officer South West Sydney Area Health Service
  • Curator of Health and Medicine – Powerhouse Museum
  • Research Assistant and Exhibition Developer – Powerhouse Museum