Welcoming the Stranger…’ Afghan asylum seeker welcomed by Naomi Chua

Naomi Chua

I currently have the privilege of serving as team leader for Pioneers Refugee and Asylum seeker ministry here in Victoria. I am passionate about working amongst the vulnerable and displaced and am especially committed to empowering women to embrace their roles as change makers in their communities. I have worked amongst refugees and asylum seekers for the past 20 years here in Melbourne in a local church outreach setting and for a mission organisation. I also spent several years working throughout Africa in a trauma healing ministry and upon my return to Australia spent a few years in the christian international aid and development sector as State coordinator for Victoria and Tasmania for TEAR Australia.

I am married to Andrew, who inspires, challenges and supports me every day and we have 3 small children who are constantly amazing me and teaching me.