My name is Peri Forrester. I was born in the 1970s. I heard about and put my faith in Jesus in October 2004. I have a background in Early Childhood Education and Primary School teaching and have spent 9 years working in primary schools with various age levels. I am often drawn to cross cultural contexts, more so since becoming a Christian as the equality, mercy and justice claims of the Gospel have made themselves clear to my heart. I have spent 6 of the last 10 years share housing with people who came to Australia as refugees. Also, since becoming a Christian, I have completed a MACS (Master of Arts in Christian Studies) at Tabor and worked in paid and unpaid capacities in church ministries of various kinds. I love God’s creation, and indeed my love of the natural environment and grief at what we have done to it was one of the many ways in which God drew me to himself. Today I am a great advocate of getting out into the natural environment to escape the world’s media bombardment and find time to listen to the quieter voice of God’s Spirit. Clearly, given my keen participation in this Reasonable Faith group I also have an interest in using my mind and not only my more intuitive capacities in seeking to understand the God I have decided to trust. It is not just an interest in fact, it is a drive; the questions I have keep me reading and very often the reading leads to more questions. I believe my faith in God is deep enough to keep me from being tossed about by the various winds of doctrine that circulate, even while I maintain the open mind that enabled me to believe what I heard about Jesus in the first place.