Julia Bloore spent her childhood in the South Island—Mosgiel and Christchurch—and developed a love for acting and communication, with various on-screen and on-stage roles. After completing a degree in Film and Television Studies, she spent the first decade of her adult life writing and hosting television shows, including ‘Sticky TV’, ‘In Between’ and ‘Volunteer Power’. Working in the television industry and experiencing the challenges of being a person of faith in that environment led her to set up ‘SALT’ in 2010, a network of Christians who work in mainstream media. SALT works to help its members integrate their faith and their work.
Becoming a full-time mum to Eden, Benjamin, and Sophia slowed Julia’s media involvement down a little. She now home schools her three children and is passionate about spiritual formation and education for children and young adults. She takes great joy from seeing people deepen in their understanding of their own faith and learning how it impacts all aspects of their lives.
Julia has trained as an enneagram facilitator and is enjoying the occasional theology paper. Julia sits on the board of Christian Broadcasting Association and every now and then jumps back in front of the microphone for their Christmas and Easter program on Newstalk ZB.