Counsellor and Social Worker
B.A. Counselling, Grad Dip of Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy, Master of Social Work
Professional registration with ACA and AASW
Cristy and her husband, Steven, have lived in Cairns for nearly 20 years after moving from the USA to minister in a local church. They have three teenage children who are all too quickly reaching the stage of flying the nest. She loves coffee dates with her hubby, the blues and greens of the ocean, and playing piano for church worship. She is quite sure that peanut butter and chocolate are truly a match made in heaven.
Cristy’s Counselling Approach
Cristy trusted Christ at a young age and surrendered to missions as a teenager. Her counselling approach combines deep theological understanding with clinically informed practices. She delights in helping Christians grow towards ever greater Christlikeness. Through her own life hardships and cross-cultural experience, she has become ever convinced of God’s providential goodness in her life, and desires for others to realise that same reality amid their own suffering and struggles.
Grant & Sharon Dixon
Meet Grant and Sharon
Grant and Sharon have served with MAF for over 40 years. Grant spent the first 17 years of his MAF career in Papua New Guinea (PNG) as an aircraft engineer. They were then assigned to the heavy maintenance base in Ballarat, where Grant was responsible for Engineering Quality Assurance for the Asia Pacific region. Both were then in rinvolved in recruitment roles. Grant (now officially retired) works part-time as an engineer at the MAF hangar at Mareeba.
From 2013 to 2019, Sharon and Grant connected with MAF staff in the PNG, Timor-Leste and Arnhem Land programs through a pastoral care program. The now bring their understanding, experience, member care skills to the Red Sea – and we are so grateful to have them.
They have one son, Alastair, who resides in Ballarat. Their two beautiful granddaughters ensure they make regular trips south.