Sally was one of the team that helped to found CYM in the beginning and launched the Midlands Centre in 1998 with the first students arriving in 1999. At that time she was the Training Manager at Youth for Christ having spent time working with volunteers on gap year and other programmes. She started her working life as a teacher with young people who had educational and behavioural difficulties.
Sally has spent nearly thirty years involved in urban priority area and inner city churches and has been involved in all sorts of youth work and wider ministry. Sally was ordained in the Church of England in 2012 and is now a priest at Hodge Hill Church in Birmingham. Sally is a Trustee of Frontier Youth Trust and the Child Theology Movement and a Companion of the Northumbria Community.
Sally has published widely in the areas of youth work, ministry, spiritual care, shame and many other areas. Her doctorates are in urban youth work and shame in the church. Find a full list of her publications here.
Sally is a qualified Higher Education teacher and research supervisor and has been an external examiner for Masters courses in both Youth and Community Work and Missional Leadership as well as doing some examining and supervision at Doctoral level. She is also a qualified Myers Briggs practitioner and trained as an Ignatian prayer guide.
Outside of work Sally enjoys playing golf (and has played for the Church of England), supporting Spurs, blogging, walking – usually by water, drinking good coffee and eating dark chocolate.