Since its beginnings in 2012, Anglican Relief and Development Fund Australia (ARDFA) has partnered with evangelical Anglican parishes and like-minded friends to deliver prayerful financial assistance and relief to people in need.
Our goal is to enable Christians to express the love of Christ in a tangible way .
We partner with gospel-centred parishes and dioceses in emerging and developing countries to manage our projects, and to ensure they are run in a cost-efficient and effective manner. ARDFA plays an active role in safeguarding these projects, and meeting qualifying criteria and standards through selection and monitoring processes.
The Board of Anglican Relief and Development Fund Australia (ARDFA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Lucy Lim as the Fund’s new Executive Director, commencing 3 February 2020. Lucy continues the legacy of Mr Kim Smith, retiring Honorary Executive Director. Kim will continue to serve ARDFA in his role as Foundation Director.
The work that Kim and his wife Wendy have invested in ARDFA in volunteer capacities is a powerful testimony to their generous hearts and capabilities. As the work and scope of ARDFA has grown over the years, the Board is grateful for Kim's voluntary service, but recognises the workload is such that a remunerated Executive Director is now needed to expand the work. Hence, the appointment of a new part-time paid Executive Director is driven by the Board’s decision to invest in a projected growth trajectory for ARDFA.
Dr Glenn Davies, Chair of ARDFA, says:
"Lucy has excellent oral and written skills coupled with a passion for seeing gospel-minded organisations develop holistic and Christ-honouring assistance to those in need. She will build on the work that Mr Smith has achieved over the past decade, enabling Anglicans across Australia to do good to all people, especially the household of faith."'
Lucy brings with her extensive experience in Christian aid, pastoral ministry, and corporate accounting. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting, a Bachelor of Theology, and a Diploma of Ministry. Lucy is excited for the opportunity to consolidate the good work of ARDFA and to expand both partnerships and projects:
"I consider it a privilege to be entrusted with the role of managing and growing the Australian arm of this international Christian charity. A lot of love and integrity has been put into this organisation to ensure that aid and relief is delivered in a cost efficient, holistic, and effective way. This is the way we will go forward and beyond."