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Mission and Education Advisor, Anglican Schools Commission

Vanessa Gamack

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Vanessa Gamack is Mission and Education Advisor at the Anglican Schools Commission, and a former school teacher, having taught locally and internationally in London and Dubai. She previously worked at Churchie as a Religious Education Teacher, where she was awarded the Harrop Family Churchie Teaching Fellowship for work in Religious Education and Character Education. She has a Bachelor of Arts from UQ, a Grad. Dip. Teaching from QUT, an Advanced Diploma of Christian Counselling and Family Therapy from the Aust. Institute of Family Therapy, and she is currently studying a Master of Education at QUT. She is married with three sons and worships at St Augustine’s, Hamilton.

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Articles by Vanessa

Faith book reflections Vanessa Gamack from the Anglican Schools Commission Faith book reflections

The book I have given away the most and why: Vanessa Gamack

“The first time I thumbed through this book, I was captivated. Any educator who is passionate about teaching young children about Jesus will find this book a rich feast of fabulous information…In fact, every time I glance through the book I notice another detail in one of the illustrations that just makes me smile,” says Vanessa Gamack, Mission Education Advisor at the Anglican Schools Commission

Desiree Duvenage from Cannon Hill Anglican College and Bishop Jeremy Greaves exploring 'practising peacemaking' at the workshop at St Francis College on 10 February 2020

Calling out scapegoating and creating flourishing conditions

“So, my prayer for this year, as I practise peacemaking, is that I will be more effective at calling out scapegoating, better at challenging notions of redemptive violence and actively seek Jesus’ Third Way – I no longer want to regret not handling conflict situations as well as I could,” says the Anglican Schools Commission’s Mission and Education Advisor Vanessa Gamack


Prayer Spaces – a journey worth taking

“In the Prayer Spaces framework, ‘space’ can unite mind, body and spirit, as students are positioned in a safe context of quiet and calm, where they can consider the ‘big questions’ of life and faith,” says Vanessa Gamack, Mission and Education Advisor at the Anglican Schools Commission