Linda read English and History at Birmingham University, followed by a PGCE and later an MEd, while working as a secondary school teacher. Following the arrival of her children, and relocation to Yorkshire, Linda started working in the Adult Education sector, first as a tutor and manager in Community Education, then in Trainer Development with the national College of Policing.
Following ordination training with the Yorkshire Ministry Course, Linda served as Assistant Curate of St John’s Sharow and Holy Innocents Copt Hewick before recently being licensed as SSM Associate Vicar of the United Benefice of Bishop Thornton, Burnt Yates, Markington, Ripley and South Stainley in North Yorkshire. Linda was appointed temporary part-time Pastoral Tutor to the Yorkshire Ministry Course in 2015, being made permanent in 2016. Linda therefore divides her time between active ministry in a rural benefice, St Hild College and various other roles and responsibilities. As a staff member of St Hild, Linda oversees the pastoral support of all ordinands and is the St Hild College safeguarding officer. She leads modules in Mission and Ministry, and preparing for ordination. She lives in Nidderdale with her husband Andrew, their two adult daughters now living away (Essex and Portugal). They love being grandparents to toddler Sylvia.
- Crucible: The Christian Journal of Social Ethics (April-June 2013) “Chaplaincy Responses to Stillbirth within a Hospital Setting: An Ordinand Reflects”
Research and Supervision Interests
- Pastoral ministry
- Engaging the community through heritage, including church buildings