Raymond Joso started as Mission Initiatives consultant with the UME Resourcing Team in August 2015. Raymond’s role is focused on processes and relationships that create and respond to new opportunities in mission and ministry. He nurtures leaders, centres and networks, initiates research and creative reflection, and contributes to leadership for missional thinking and new expressions for the church engaging with community. He also takes the lead in fostering Uniting Church partnerships with community organisations, particularly through the Sydney Alliance.
Raymond served as a Uniting Church minister with Cheil Korean Uniting Church in Concord, Sydney, before taking up a role as Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Medicinal Chemistry at the Department of Pharmacy, College of Medicine University of Malawi, sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government. Dr. Raymond Joso completed a BEng(Hon) in Chemical Engineering (2004) and a PhD Chemical Engineering in Polymer Chemistry (2009) from the University of New South Wales UNSW, Australia. In 2004, he received the prestigious Treloar Prize for the best scientific presenter under the age of 30 from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) and was invited to publish his work at the Australian Journal of Chemistry.
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Uniting Mission & Education is an arm of the Uniting Church in Australia, NSW/ACT Synod. UME staff are here to assist the Church to provide education, theological insight, strategy, research and resources for leadership, discipleship, ministry and mission to serve Christ who rules and renews the Church and seeks the reconciliation of creation. Our approach is to:
Encourage a creative and pioneering spirit; contextualise; be a prophetic voice; model what we are about; engage in reflective practice.