Rev (Deacon) Sandy Boyce, DIAKONIA in the Uniting Church in Australia (DUCA), DAP region and newly elected President of DIAKONIA World Federation!
Sandy is a Deacon in placement at Pilgrim Uniting Church , a city congregation in the heart of Adelaide. Sandy’s role is primarily focused on connecting church and community, and includes a focus on social justice, advocacy, reconciliation, music and the arts, a community garden, homelessness, and seminars and symposiums of community interest. Sandy is married to Geoff, Coordinating Chaplain at Flinders University and has three adult children, and two grandchildren.
“Hospitality has shaped ministry at Pilgrim Uniting Church, which includes how we understand partnering with and hosting community groups who use our facilities in the city. For instance, we partner with the SA Unions and government agencies to offer an annual memorial service for loved ones who have died at work, held on International Workers Memorial Day each year. The service provides meaningful rituals and ways to remember loved ones, acknowledging the grief and sorrow of families and friends for loved ones who have died, as well as holding hope for the future. We hold a similar memorial service for friends and families of those who have died while homeless, in partnership with Homelessness SA and other community and government agencies”.