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Pastor Ray Minniecon

Co-Chair, Indigenous Peoples' Organisation Australia

Pastor Ray Minniecon is an executive member of the Indigenous People’s Organization, Director of Bunji Consultancies, and descendant of the Kabi Kabi nation and the Gureng Gureng nation of South-East Queensland. Ray is also a descendant of the South Sea Islander people with deep and abiding connections to the people of Ambrym Island. 

As a pastor and educator, Ray’s current work includes roles as Honorary Indigenous Minister for Scarred Tree Indigenous Ministries, St. John’s Anglican Church, Glebe; Board Member for Babana Aboriginal Men’s Group, Red Dust Role Models, NAIITS Indigenous University, and Annecto aged Care Services; Founding member of Gawura Aboriginal Christian School; and Founding Member of the Coloured Digger Project, Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation, and Children of the Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home Corporation.

Pastor Ray has a BA in Theology from Murdoch University in Western Australia, helped establish a number of graduate programs for Aboriginal peoples. This year, Ray has been granted a Doctorate in Divinity (Hon) from NAIITS University. 


See Pastor Ray at the 2022 Better Futures Forum:

Tuesday 6 September, 1.30pm - 2.30pm AEST | Keynotes: International Policy Frameworks