Jennifer finds Salvation in Lismore
Lismore recently bid farewell to Salvos captains Phil and Gwen Sharp, but already the Salvation Army has landed a new catch – a former pioneer of the Australian snapper-farming industry to lead the Salvos in Lismore.
Jennifer Reeves and her husband Lindsay will begin their new role as Salvation Army officers at the Goonellabah centre on January 18.
Jennifer holds a PhD in aquaculture and spent many years working at the cutting edge of fish farming research in Australia before a holiday to Malawi in 2000 changed the course of her life.
“I realised that there was more to life than growing fish!” she said with a laugh.
She likens her calling to ministry to that of disciples Simon and Andrew, who were fishermen before Jesus called them to Him. Jennifer and Lindsay will move to Lismore with their 20-month-old son Charlie.
The couple are looking forward to their new posting but Jennifer said if people wanted fishing tips, she’s the last person to ask.
“I hate fishing,” she giggled, “I get seasick!”