The Revd Jody Kilpatrick lives in Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland, New Zealand) with her psychotherapist husband, their four school aged boys, and an extraordinarily exuberant young retrodoodle dog. I doesn’t have much time for hobbies but mends clothing in an effort at sustainability, likes swimming to stretch out and clear her head, and enjoys summer camping trips. One of her kids has Down syndrome and so she pays a lot of attention to disability self advocates, disability theology, and questions of inclusion and access. She has been the minister at Ponsonby Baptist Church since 2005, straight from training at Carey Baptist College, and is grateful to have been shaped by such a creative, inclusive and visionary church.
Imagination, fed by Jesus, enables us to grow and stretch, to make a way from what is to what could be, for the sake of worlds of hope God is already excited about.