Rev. Dorothy McRae-McMahon was originally a preschool teacher, then spent 16 years at home caring for her children, including a son who has an intellectual disability.
She has worked in international aid and community development for the NSW Ecumenical Council, as Minister with the Pitt Street Uniting Church in the City of Sydney and National Director for mission for the Uniting Church.
She has considerable international experience in Asia, Africa and the Middle East and worked for the World Council of Churches in a variety of roles.
Over the years she has participated in many movements for social and political change.
In retirement, she works voluntarily for the South Sydney Parish of the Uniting Church, co-edits the South Sydney Herald, and is writing her fourteenth book.