Revd Helen Rees
I was born and grew up in Cardiff. In 1999 I graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity from Cardiff University. Due to my maiden name, I was one of the last graduates in the last century.
After graduation I became a part time theology lecturer working for Cardiff University, Lampeter University and in, what was, Trinity College Carmarthen. In addition to this I also worked as an external marker for Spurgeon's Theological College in London and delivered courses for the Workers Education Association.
For me theology has been about equipping the Church and its members to know more about its faith. This is what led me to academic study and teaching. I was ordained Deacon in Llandaff Cathedral in June of 2009. In this month I also gained a Master of Theology from Cardiff University.I was priested in Llandaff Cathedral in June 2010. I have served in a variety of parishes in both the Diocese of Llandaff and the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon.
During my time in the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon I was also chaplain to the Air Training Cadets and chaplain to the Ospreys Women rugby team.
In 2011, I became Diocesan Director of Education in Swansea and Brecon. This involved working with the Church schools in the Diocese. I finished this work when I moved to my current position in 2017.