This week we’re really excited to be welcoming Sharon Jenkins as our new Administrator and Office Co-ordinator. Here’s a bit about her in her own words.
My name is Sharon and I am a Cardiff girl born and bred. Apart from 2 amazing years spent working and serving in a Christian community called Ashburnham Place in East Sussex I have always been based in Wales. I am proud of my Welsh heritage and the rich spiritual history that we are blessed with. I currently attend Glenwood church and have done so since 2010.
I recently completed my Theology Graduate Diploma with Westminster Theological Centre. I also currently work part time with two charities supporting vulnerable women with varying needs in the community. My role is to help create a safe space where we can connect with and journey with the women, helping them explore their spirituality, discover their voice and their potential while encountering God’s love for them.
Over the years God has planted within me a heart for marginalised women particularly stressing the topic of self image, where I struggled in my younger years due to a chronic health condition. I am a writer having felt called over the years to encourage others to write in community settings as well as considering the connections between spirituality and faith and the value of writing as a healing, spiritual tool. I have facilitated at various poetry and writing events as well as co-leading on a writing / art project (“Step by Step”) with people in recovery from addictions. An anthology was self published and launched which was a great achievement for all involved.
I currently live with my parents and have two older brothers Matthew and Philip. I also have a sister in law Laura and a niece Amber (9) and Dennis (3) who I love spending time with. Oh, and a goldfish called Nemo who is over 10 years old!
I unwind by writing and colouring as well as reading. I particularly enjoy poetry, the classics, books about world war 2 and true life stories. I find the endurance and courage of the human spirit fascinating. I love going to the theatre and watching films especially world cinema and the classics. I enjoy some modern day TV but prefer 1970’s shows (they were so much better then!) including comedy like Morecambe and Wise.
I love spending time with my friends, walking the path of the Christian life, exploring and growing deeper in our faith together. Raspberries are my favourite fruit and you will never see me without a flower in my hair!
This article is from our Ministry Area Magazine, available in our churches now!