Jason is a Uniting Earth Advocate and a minister in the Uniting Church in Australia. After graduating
from zoology with honours, he converted into an Evangelical church where he pushed for a more literal
approach to Genesis, before entering theological college and back-flipping. With a life-long passion to
help animals, he has spent his ministry helping the church and others reflect on what it means to live
well on Earth, and to do something about it. Which wasn’t quite what he had planned, but he has been
very privileged to jump from funding puddle to funding puddle for the last 20 years doing so. He lives in
the forest with his family where they try to be good neighbours to the other animals around them.
A PhD on Biocentric Theology began shortly into his ministry, as he moved from being a safely married
heterosexual advocate for the church to rethink its views on sexuality, especially homosexuality, to a
separated minister with a new partner. Some of his doctoral thesis turned into a poem, which turned
into a talk, which turned into a book on the evolution of sexuality, and implications for faithful sexuality
today.. The poetry bug bit, and a few more might be scattered throughout the conference. You will
recognise them because they sound like Dr Seuss and Pam Ayres had a love child who became a priest.