Media Release

10th March 2011

The Australian Christian Lobby has appointed Wendy Francis as its new Queensland Director.

Wendy replaces Queensland Director Peter Earle, who filled the role in a part-time capacity.

Wendy is a former editor of the Queensland Baptist Magazine and is the organiser of the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols which are televised on Channel Nine each year.

Wendy’s political interests before joining ACL included her running as the lead Senate candidate for Family First in the last Federal election.

“I have always believed strongly in the need for Christians to influence politics and believe ACL’s non-partisan expression of that is a most effective way to achieve that”, said Mrs Francis.

ACL Managing Director Jim Wallace welcomed Wendy’s appointment.

“We are blessed as an organisation to have attracted such a high- quality person as Wendy to this position.

“ACL had its origins in Queensland and we are pleased to now be renewing a full-time presence in the State,” he said.

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