Revd Dr Sally Nash
A little about me:
My passion is seeing people flourish in ministry, fulfilling their potential and becoming all God created them to be.
Initially a teacher with young people who had educational and behavioural difficulties I remain committed to working with those who are on the margins and am licensed to an outer estate church in the Diocese of Birmingham. I have spent 35+ years training people for ministry and/or work with children and young people, originally with British Youth for Christ and more latterly at St John's College Nottingham before it closed. I am a practical theologian committed to equipping the saints for works of service and most of my writing and publishing has been to that end. I currently have a portfolio career which includes being the research and training lead for the Centre for Paediatric Spiritual Care and being the advocate for the Diocese of Birmingham for Living in Love and Faith.
I enjoy both teaching (I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy) and working 1-to-1 with people whether in mentoring, coaching, spiritual accompanying, developing writing skills or academic support and supervision (up to PhD level).
Outside of work I am passionate about sport particularly supporting Spurs, play golf, am a companion of the Northumbria Community, trustee of two charities, enjoy good coffee, dark chocolate and sourdough bread.
My Research Interests:
- Ministry, particularly children's and youth ministry, shame (mainly in reference to the church) and paediatric spiritual care.
My first doctorate focused on long term urban youth work, the second on shame and the church (which was completed as part of my ordination training). I also completed a Masters Dissertation which empirically defined regenerative practice in the caring professions.
Highlights of my work and publications:
- Shame and the church: exploring and transforming practice. London: SCM, 2020.
- Rethinking children’s work in churches, edited with Carolyn Edwards and Sian Hancock. London: Jessica Kingsley 2019.
- Paediatric Chaplaincy Principles, Practices and Skills, edited with P Nash and M Bartel. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2018.
- The Vulnerable Youth Worker. Cambridge: Grove Youth Series, 2018.
- That’s great! You can tell us how you are feeling. Chapter in Case Studies in Spiritual Care: Healthcare Chaplaincy Assessments, Interventions and Outcomes with Liz Bryson and Paul Nash, 2018
- Spiritual Care for Sick Children and Young People (with Paul Nash and Kathryn Darby) Jessica Kingsley, 2015.
- Christian Youth Work in Theory and Practice (edited with Jo Whitehead) SCM 2014.
- Facilitation Skills for Ministry (with Jo Whitehead and Simon Sutcliffe) SPCK, 2013.
- Youth Ministry: A Multifaceted Approach. SPCK, 2011.
- Sacralized Youth Work. Grove Youth Series, 2011.
- The Faith of Generation Y (with Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Bob Mayo). Church House Publishing, 2010.
- Well-being and Spirituality (with Nigel Pimlott) Grove Youth Series, 2010.
- Tools for Reflective Ministry (with Paul Nash). SPCK 2009.
- Youth Work, Informal Education, and Spirituality. Chapter in International Handbook of Education for Spirituality, Care and Wellbeing. Dordrecht: Springer, 2009.
- Skills for Collaborative Ministry (with Jo Pimlott and Paul Nash). SPCK, 2008.
- A Theology for Urban Youth Work. YTC Press, 2008.
- Sustaining Your Spirituality. Grove Youth Series, 2006.
- Supervising Youth Workers (with Malcolm Herbert). Grove Pastoral Series, 2006.