Lorraine Parkinson has been a parish minister and continues as teacher and writer. Her doctoral research into the self-identity of Jesus was conducted at the 'Ecole Biblique et Archeologique francaise de Jerusalem.' She is known in Australia as an authority on Christian-Jewish relations. She conducts seminars in that area, and on the topic of historical Jesus and his purpose. Lorraine and her husband Dr John Bodycomb live in Melbourne, Australia, where she continues to offer interim ministry in Uniting Church congregations.