Hayley has been a Christian for nearly 30 years. After graduating from George Whitefield College, she worked as a student worker at the University of Cape Town, and later as the women’s worker at St. James Church, Kenilworth in Cape Town, South Africa. She is married to Scott, a Sydney boy who is a fellow George Whitefield College graduate. Scott serves as the Associate Rector at St. James Church.

Scott and Hayley have been married for 19 years, and have two children: Benjamin, who is 14, and Jemma, who is 12. Hayley loves reading a good book, drinking great coffee, and teaching God’s Word to women.

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I viewed my own father quite differently at that point, realising that like me, he has a problem with sin and yes he had done wrong but he is blind by his sin and it doesn’t excuse his behaviour, but there is a sense in which I can’t stand in judgment of him. That is God’s work to do because he is blinded by sin like I was and needs a saviour just like I did.

But there is a sense in which multi-generational meetings are just so helpful because you don’t just need the women who is  going through what you’re going through.

I think for me, it’s the daily exercise of getting up and reminding myself that the gospel is true and that one day as God promises in his word, Jesus will come back. And I don’t know if that will be tomorrow or if that will be in 50 years time. But I do know that I’m called now to live in the light of that and to live as if it may be today, that I will meet Jesus. None of us really, we don’t know when we’ll meet Jesus, but we are called to live as if today will be the day.

The Lydia Project: Conversations with Christian Women is a podcast co-hosted by Tori Walker and Taryn Hayes on The Gospel Coalition, Australia website. It features informal chats with Christian women around faith, life, ministry and the ways in which God is shaping their thinking and their lives. The views of our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the hosts or TGC, Australia.