A little about me
I grew up in Bridgend and after leaving school I trained as a nurse at the Westminster Hospital in London. I returned to Wales in 1985 and continued my nursing career with further training in community nursing and oncology and palliative care. I held a senior position as a Macmillan Nurse before returning to university in 1997 and retraining as a teacher by completing a degree in Education. As a teacher I had a special interest in working with children and young adults with special educational needs and challenging behaviour.
I have been an Anglican since the age of 16 and am delighted to be working at St. Padarn’s Institute supporting candidates training for licenced ministry. I also serve on the Provincial Discernment Panel.
I have recently completed a PhD at Birmingham University in social and cultural history and have a keen interest in contextual theology and practical ministry.
Gender, class and hierarchy as well as sociological factors and how they impact on ministry.
I am married to Martyn who is a team rector in the diocese of Llandaff. Martyn was ordained deacon in 1985 and we were married a month later. He has served his entire ministry in parishes in Llandaff. Martyn and I are both season ticket holders for Cardiff City and can be found most Saturdays at Cardiff City Stadium complaining about the game. We are ‘parents’ to a lively terrier called Fergus and it seems that my expertise in dealing with challenging behaviour does not extend to our dog!