Refresh 2022

Being a Christian woman can be hard.  Especially in today’s highly sexualised culture.

We invite you Refresh with other women of Port Stephens and its surrounds.  Be challenged about what it is like to be a woman of the word in our times.  Be encouraged about where you place your identity.


This event will encourage and refresh you by:

  • Hearing from God’s word
  • Being challenged about what it means to live as a Christian woman in a super sexualised culture
  • Listening to other Christian women about their experiences
  • Worshiping through music and prayer
  • Allowing you to encourage others and be encouraged through conversations and relationships


Date: Saturday 10 September
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: St Philip’s Auditorium
Cost: $5.00*

* If you are unable to pay, please use the discount code “COMPLIMENTRY” when registering and we will provide the ticket for you free of charge.


Patricia Weerakoon is a medical doctor from Sri Lanka, academic, sexologist and writer. She is an evangelical Christian. She retired in 2012 after a career as director of an internationally renowned graduate program in sexual health at the University of Sydney to pursue her passion for writing and public speaking.
Her writing and speaking brings together her enthusiasm for sex and her love for the glory of God. Her nonfiction books are gold-standard guides for good sex for all ages. She also writes romantic fiction with a social conscience, bringing together her international experience in sexual health and her passion
for her homeland of Sri Lanka. As a Sexologist she has translated her passion to bring good holistic sexual health to all people into practical sex education, sex research and sex therapy. Patricia has a recognised media presence and is a popular public speaker and social commentator in Australia.