Jane is also a trained midwife and will be combining vocations, enabling her to continue to be a midwife consultant whilst also following God’s plan in becoming a deacon. She will be serving in Holy Trinity Southport.
Jane has been a midwife since 1983. She worked clinically and academically and for regulatory body, nursing and midwifery council. Head of Midwifery Education at Edge Hill University for 11 years she resigned 31 March 2014 as she wanted a part time job in order to offer substantial hours to church. She said "I will be working part time as a midwife consultant for an independent midwifery company to enable me to combine vocations." Jane is also a trained counsellor.
As a trustee of Shyira Trust charity, Jane has been visiting Rwanda since 2001 as part of establishing church link and involved in safe motherhood work. She said she was "Obedient to Gods call on my life to go to Rwanda and subsequent visits and work there. Support and involvement of the clergy, Bishops and others, in Rwanda has been a big part of my hearing Gods call to ordained ministry." Awarded MBE in 2013 for services to midwifery in the UK and Shyira Rwanda, Jane attended Buckingham palace feb 2014.
Speaking about God's call she said "I was challenged by 'knowing' - full time role in midwifery at senior management level to being a student and having total trust in Gods plan on my life at a late stage in life! Excited to follow Gods plan completely in my life, not just in the part that relates to Rwanda. Excited that I don't know what's ahead but in God I trust."
Mission and addressing injustice and poverty on a local, national and global scale is where her passion in ministry lies. Also interested in creation theology, care for the planet and all creatures, recycling and sustainability.
Jane is serving at Holy Trinity Southport. She is looking forward to learn and serve. Worship in a meaningful way and engage with the communities and the pastoral care of people both inside and outside the church.
Finally, her hopes for the future are "To serve God how and where he wants me. Maintain Rwanda link but also develop other church links with developing countries as the partnerships have so much to share with each other and to give to each other."