Contact Jenny: home 03 428 6398 mobile: 027 351 0180 firstname.lastname@example.org Jenny is open to skpye/zoom
Based in Mossburn, Murihiku/Southland
I have a relaxed and open approach to all sorts of exploring around aspects of spiritual life as I am learning all the time. I encounter Godde especially in creation as I marvel in awe at the wonder of it all.
I see people as one aspect of that wonder and I like to honour and respect people of all faiths as I can learn so much from others who are also exploring and are on a journey with so many twists, turns and surprises around every corner and through every interaction.
I seem to encounter a lot of ‘aha ‘ moments or what I call ‘God – incidences’– but is that only because I have my eyes and ears more attuned and open to those experiences now?
Justice issues engage me, especially around family violence with the safety of women and children being paramount. Mental health with all its myths and stigma is another priority. Climate change with all its consequences is another passion with a lot of my energy at present being put in to submissions, Hui and various activist groups eg Coal Action Network Aotearoa, Forest and Bird, Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion, along with all the justice issues around this great unknown, confronting us globally and locally.
Reconnecting with my Maori Heritage and te reo is another driver.
I believe in the significant and life changing ministry of women and I belong to several women’s groups such as the ecumenical group, Desert Air in Southland. At present I am the representative for the Dunedin Anglican Diocese on the Anglican Women’s Studies Network.
As a great grandmother, family member and friend, I value all my whanau and the networks of generous, wise and loving people who I am privileged to know in a variety of ways, from many walks of life.
I am honoured to be retired ( well mostly) after a life of teaching maths and biology, followed by years supporting families in the mental health field and writing for local newspapers. Doing voluntary work gives me life and energy with 17 years as convenor of Invercargill Environment Centre being a visionary place , with thankfully less need for it now as many people are living more sustainably alongside recognising their negative impact on our planet earth. This way of living I see as a strong spiritual experience.
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Short statement about your approach to supervision…
Regular Caira pastoral supervision I see as life- giving with its purpose to provide precious listening time for people to reflect on their current challenges and issues. This enables and empowers them to work through these, to solve them for themselves with some appropriate suggestions when needed. It is also a safe place to share successes, learnings and joys.
Jenny is very happy to do remote supervision via phone and/or internet, skype/zoom etc
Anything else you want to share?
It has been a long journey from establishing CAIRA initially for lay people in the Dunedin Diocese, through to a new two year curriculum and several rewrites of sections. This alongside supervisor trainings has seen CAIRA becoming established in several Dioceses. As an ecumenical group of trained people, there is opportunity for both lay and ordained to have professionally trained supervisors to support their ministry both in community and church on a negotiated payment basis.
With more advanced technology people can now source supervisors from throughout the country from their homes so cutting down travel and ensuring more privacy around situations.