An ordained minister of the Uniting Church of Australia, Rev. Withers is currently completing her Masters in Professional Psychology at Monash University. Rev. Withers is a past Moderator (2003-2006) and has had management and pastoral leadership roles associated with the Synod (Victoria and Tasmania) in the Uniting Church of Australia. She was Senior Chaplain at Methodist Ladies College from 1997-2003 following a career in secondary teaching.