DR KATHERINE ABETZ
Katherine Abetz became a Christian as a university student. Most of her adult life has centred on family, the sometimes uneasy combination of minister’s wife and lay preacher and, more lately, the experience of living in Poatina, a Christian village under the auspices of missionary organization for youth and community work, Fusion Australia. Her role as lay preacher raised the question of women’s leadership in the church. This led her on a theological journey resulting in a doctorate of theology. She has had two articles published in the areas of gender, metaphorical language, frame of reference and moral projection, arising from her doctoral question: ‘What does it mean for a woman to be created in God’s image?’* She has two songs on Youtube also arising from the doctorate, ‘The Gender Dance’ and ‘The Postmodern Song’.