Graham is a medical professional and long time supporter of Hope serving with distinction for many years in Cambodia.
The board welcomes Graham.
Graham Gumley has been a disciple and a member of the Churches of Christ since being met and baptized in Boston in 1986. He has been a part of the Sydney congregation since arriving in Australia in 2003 and is currently a part of the Church leadership group.
His heart to help and serve the poor and those in need has been shown through his years of continued dedication to the work of HOPE and his commitment to working, teaching, and training others to further what is possible in their communities has been overwhelmingly fruitful. In 1995 and again in 1996 Graham was part of HOPE medical team sent to India to provide medical advice and treatment in the Village of HOPE, an early HOPE Worlwide initiative. Shortly thereafter in 1997, after being asked by HOPE, Graham led his family to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to help start the Sihanouk Hospital Centre of HOPE and create its surgical department and training scheme. In 2001 he was appointed the hospital Director and in his six years serving there, until 2003, worked tirelessly to provide outstanding free medical care to all who needed it and establish the Sihanouk Hospital Centre of HOPE as one of Cambodia’s premiere centres of medical excellence.
Alongside this enormous dedication to the work of the hospital and HOPE in Cambodia Graham helped lead the Phnom Penh Church of Christ, the International ‘Ex-Pat’ Ministry, and the Teen Ministry comprised of international and Cambodian teens.
Since returning to Australia in 2003 Graham has continued to teach others becoming an Associate Professor and head of the National Board of Examiners for the Australian Orthopaedic Association.
Since leaving Cambodia Graham has continued to serve there organizing and leading an international team of orthopaedic surgeons on an annual outreach mission to teach and train Cambodian surgeons and medical professionals as well as operate on those in need.
HOPE’s commitment to serve and meet the needs of the poor and needy not only in Australia but throughout the world is a vision and mission that Graham whole heartedly shares and hopes to continue working to provide.