Doug Hewitt AM is a member of Hamilton Wesley Uniting Church in Newcastle. He has been active in the Hunter Presbytery, previously chairing its committee for Youth and Tertiary Ministry and a member of its Social Justice Committee for 15 years.
He coordinates Christians for Peace Newcastle and the Ecumenical and Interfaith Concerns for the Wellspring Community. He is a past General Secretary of the NSW Ecumenical Council and chaired the Overseas Aid and Refugee Commission of the Australian Council of Churches for 12 years.
He is a retired Associate Professor from Australia Catholic University where he was Director of Academic Staff Development during the 1990’s.