Shan is the Curate at St Mark’s and began this work in July 2010 when she was ordained Deacon. In 2012 she was ordained Priest, working alongside Sue and Ian and serving the Church through Worship, presiding at Holy Communion and undertaking pastoral work.
Shan’s ministry is non-stipendiary and she earns her living as a paediatric nurse at the Children’s Hospital, where she cares for children who need stem cell transplants for conditions that would otherwise be life limiting. She works two and a half days a week for the church and three and a half days at the hospital. She has recently enjoyed a placement at Bluebell Wood Childrens’ Hospice as a Nurse-Chaplain and is exploring whether the two vocations can be sucessfully integrated.
Shan is quite a whiz kid with the camera and enjoys documenting life experiences and sightseeing, at home or abroad. Not surprisingly, she has been roped in to take photographs of church activities and contribute to the magazine.
Shan is a very contented person; thoughtful and sensitive to what is required of her in all walks of life; whether it is nursing sick children or being available for those she meets at St Mark’s and elsewhere. We all admire her for her commitment as a Christian and dedicated health professional who is able to empathise, show compassion and retain her personal integrity.