Amelia Koh-Butler is a Chinese-Scottish-Aussie, adopted by the Adnyamathanha of the Ikara-Flinders, through Rev Dr Denise Champion. She is a missional integrator of worship, service, education, storying and hospitality. She is the Ministry Team Leader at Eastwood Uniting Church in Sydney, Australia. She is the World Methodist Council’s Global Worship and Liturgy Convenor, teaching in North and Central America, Italy, France and Spain, Korea, Thailand and Singapore. Previous graduate studies in music, creative arts, theology and education, led her to complete intercultural doctoral research through Fuller (Pasadena) in integrated Missiology, Ethnomusicology and Fresh Expressions of Church.
Amelia was the Director of Uniting Church’s The Elm Centre (education for life and ministry) and was part of teams introducing ministry innovations to Australia: the Walk to Emmaus Movement, Godly Play and Mission-shaped Ministry (Fresh Expressions). She served as Executive Director of UC Mission Resourcing in South Australia and as the Multifaith Chaplain at Western Sydney University (Parramatta and Westmead).
Must have experience (with Ross Neville, UCA Boards of Mission and Education, 2004)
Peacemaking and discipleship (with Chris Walker, MediaCom)
Wide and deep (liturgical resources, 2016, Mediacom)
Sisters in scripture (evocations, 2017, MediaCom).
Becoming We, Exploring Liminality in “When we pray” (Ed.Stephen Burns and Robert Gribben, 2020 Coventry Press).
Space for Grace: Growing up and Redesigning home with Tony Floyd in "Growing Up Uniting (Ed. Patricia Curthoys and William W Emilsen, 2021, Uniting Church National Historical Society)
Contextual Liturgy in Australian Academy of Liturgy Journal, 2022 . Ed. Bryan Cones.
Amelia also coauthored (with Rev Dr Tony Floyd) the Space for Grace process (2011-2019) for intercultural theological discernment, used by the Uniting Church and being explored by members of the World Methodist Church and World Council of Churches.
Amelia maintains teaching and supervision connections with Sydney University (Conservatorium), Charles Sturt, Flinders, Wesley institute (now Excelsior), Hillsong and Tabor Colleges. She is a foundation member of Scriptural Reasoning (Muslim-Christian scholars in Interfaith dialogue about sacred texts) and the Uniting Church National Advocate for Ecumenical and Interfaith relations.
Amelia is a nationally accredited Mediator and Intentional Interim Minister, specializing in missional change management. She has a passion for developing intercultural community discipleship and mission.