I grew up in Fiji with missionary parents. We were affiliated with the Open Brethren Church. I became a Christian at the age of 8 and was baptised at 15. My church life was based on solid biblical teaching, and I’m very grateful for this. It has given me an excellent foundational knowledge of the Bible. Over the years and through various life experiences, the head knowledge has transitioned to a heart knowledge of a God who wants to be intimately involved in every aspect of my life, who loves me with an everlasting love and who “knows the plans” (Jeremiah 29:11) he has for me. I believe in God’s active, living Word and the importance of listening to Him speak through His Word.
I am married to Andrew Goold, and we have three children: Addison, Hadlee and Jessina. As a family, we love to travel and enjoy the times we get away together.
Bethlehem Baptist Involvement
We felt we belonged at Bethlehem Baptist Church right from the start. There is something extraordinary about this church, and we have realised over the years that it is a genuine sense of care and love—an authentic and tangible outliving of an inward conviction. I very quickly became involved in the music ministry and enjoyed this. I worked at BBC in an admin role for two and a half years. I was a life group leader for three years and served as part of our youth community. I attend Serious Coffee and am grateful for this beautiful, friendly group of women. I am on the organising committee for Time Out and love this event and how it reaches into women’s lives in our community. Recently, Andrew and I have been hosting a Young Adults group in our home each Monday and sharing the leadership from time to time. We have all served in various volunteer roles within the life of BBC. I have served on Eldership for the last six years and am privileged to work alongside the team and shepherd the people that call BBC home.