YOUNG, Rosemary

Special Achievements:

1999 - First woman and first lay person to head the Uniting Church of Australia's Frontier Services, formerly the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) when appointed as Director.

Additional Information:

Rosemary followed in the footsteps of John Flynn, AIM founder and first superintendent.

Teh Uniting Church was formed i 1977 when Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches amalgamated. It was the first denomination to establish an affirmative action policy for women, guaranteeing a 6 year period where a percentage of women would be granted places on church council and committees.