The Reverend Dr Dorothy McRae-McMahon was ordained as a minister of the Uniting Church in Australia in 1982. From 1983 to 1993 she was the minister with the Pitt Street Uniting Church in Sydney. In February 1993 she became the director of the National Commission for Mission for the Uniting Church in Australia. In 1992 Dorothy was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by Macquarie University in Sydney for her work with minority communities and her contribution to the spiritual life of the Australian community.
Dorothy McRae-McMahon is now a retired minister and is an internationally recognised creator and writer of religious rituals. She is also the first woman to be a moderator of the World Council of Churches Worship Committee.