The Warden

Raewynne J. Whiteley grew up on the east coast of Australia, and was ordained in Melbourne after completing degrees in Psychology, Women's Studies and Theology.

Following curacies in Sydney and Newcastle, she moved to Princeton in the US to do a PhD in Practical Theology, focussed on Homiletics, and then served as Vicar of Trinity “Old Swedes” Church in Swedesboro, NJ, and Rector of St James Episcopal Church in St James NY. During this time she also taught Homiletics, Church History and Theology as an adjunct, provided chaplaincy support to the Australian Consulate in the aftermath of 9/11, and became a qualified ski instructor. She then moved to the Diocese of Southwark in the UK to focus on encouraging vocations to lay and ordained ministry, and led the strategic redevelopment of lay ministry in Southwark Diocese.

She has published two books, Get Up Off Your knees: Preaching the U2 Catalog, edited with Beth Maynard (Cowley, 2003) and Steeped in the Holy: Preaching as Spiritual Practice (Cowley, 2007). Alongside theology and the church, she enjoys reading, knitting, snuggling her cat Abelard, swimming, camping, and doing ballet really badly.