Ray Minniecon is a community Pastor with St John’s Anglican Church, Glebe and Director of Bunji Consultancies, which supports Aboriginal leadership and business initiatives.
Ray works with a number of corporate clients and has been the founder and consultant on the development of programs and projects for the remaining men of Kinchela Boys Home and the survivors of the Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home, the first designated home for Aboriginal babies of the Stolen Generations in New South Wales. In his role as pastor at St John’s he is developing a unique and ambitious Scarred Tree ministry in solidarity with St John’s members and its community.
At Murdoch University, Western Australia, Ray earned a Bachelors degree in Theology and helped establish the Aboriginal Education Unit where he worked as its co-ordinator. Ray has worked for World Vision Australia’s Indigenous programs for 12 years and was its National Director for six of those years.
Ray has spoken about indigenous issues at local, national and international forums. In 1995 he made an intervention at the Unitede Nations in Geneva on behalf of Indigenous Peoples at the first hearing of the Draft Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
In 2001, he spoke in Italy at a Global Forum on Ethics and Economics, where he also had a private audience with the Pope.
Ray is the father of three children and two grandchildren. He loves music, writing songs, sport, public speaking and travel.