Heather CooperSA President-Elect
My husband Peter and I have three adult sons and six grandchildren,none of whom lives in Adelaide so we spend a lot of time in retirement travelling to visit them. I am a retired Advisory teacher having worked mainly with disadvantaged children while Peter was a Civil Engineer and senior manager. Together throughout our lives we have travelled extensively overseas and around Australia and feel very fortunate to have done so.
We are active members of an Anglican parish St.Michael’s at Mitcham in Adelaide and have been involved in outreach programmes over 50 years. Currently I support Schools’ Ministry, St. John’s Services for Homeless youth, Post Natal Depression mothers through the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the Australian Mothers’ Union a world –wide Anglican Organisation supporting marriage and family life.Peter and I also have a life-long involvement with sport and we enjoy outdoor activities.
I have been participating in WDP services for many years but have only been a member of the State committee for three years. I feel very honoured to be attending the 2018 Conference and will contribute to the best of my ability,God being my helper.
Christine PearceSA President/Secretary
I am married to Colin and we have four adult children and three grandchildren.
I love my family but especially enjoy my two Grandma days each week.
I am a qualified teacher and I earned my M.Soc.Sc. with a Counselling Major at University
South Australia. I have always been involved in women's ministry in my local church in
various capacities because I have a passion for helping women. Working with women has
honed my skills in relationship counselling – and my knowledge of the best coffee shops in
My husband is a motivational speaker so I have travelled to many conferences overseas and
within Australia. Travelling and meeting people around the globe has helped me appreciate
our wonderful country and that women the world over want to be loved, accepted and valued.
Counselling has been my way of helping people and as a partner in our business I have also
coached business owners and executives.