Jacqueline Service is a Lecturer in Theology with a research focus in Trinitarian and Analytical Theology as well as a Theology of Social Justice. She completed her doctoral research on the award of a full scholarship through the Centre for Public and Contextual Theology (PaCT), Charles Sturt University (CSU), Canberra. For her thesis, she received one of the highest academic honours: the Higher Degree by Research University Medal.
She is currently a Board Member of Micah Australia and a Trustee for the International Anglican Order of the Cross and has been actively involved in church ministries over many years. Alongside these undertakings, she worked as a lawyer in Commercial and Government Legal Practice, and, for over a decade, at the Australian Government’s Agency for International Development (AusAID) managing, reviewing and designing aid programs across the Pacific and South-West Asia. During her time with AusAID she worked in Suva as the First Secretary for Development Cooperation, responsible for implementing the Australian Government’s bilateral aid program in Fiji. Her work involved managing key partnerships with the Fiji Government, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and various United Nations agencies.
Jacqueline has a B.A. Intercultural Studies (Missiology); Bachelor of Laws (with Honors); Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice; a Master of Theology (with Distinction), and a PhD specialising in the intersection of trinitarian theology and international aid and development. She is passionate about bringing the transformative reality of the gospel into practical expression for the realisation of the divine good for creation. She is also a parent of four beautiful children and a enjoys a good red, gooey cheese, hazelnut chocolate and high-heeled shoes.