After a deep and powerful experience of the healing love of God at the age of 14, Shona felt that God was calling her to help others connect with God and experience themselves and others as beloved by God. She took a long and convoluted journey to ordained ministry but was always involved in ministry where ever she has found herself.
Shona first completed a BSc(Med) from the University of the Witwatersrand and worked in the corporate world. Both at university and at work Shona started spirituality groups that often focused on the teachings of the Mystics.
After having been blessed with two children, Shona completed her PGDE(Cum Laude) and began teaching. She taught every grade from grade 0-12 ending up teaching Grade 11 and 12 Maths and Science before entering full time ministry as a youth pastor. During this time she completed her BTh(Cum Laude). In fulltime ministry Shona was able to follow her passion for God, teaching, learning and exploring new things, as well as connecting with young people. One of the most exciting projects was starting a Diocesan youth program together with a colleague called Transformers. In this group young people were helped to explore their relationship with God, exposed to new theological thinking and encouraged to ask anything they wanted. Out of this group several young people started to explore a calling to the ordained ministry and some are now ordained. Shona also completed a two year course in Inner Healing and leads two meditation groups as well as a Christ Healing group.
In January 2013, Shona was appointed as the Rector of St Mark, Northriding and enjoys leading and sharing in this diverse and deep community and in various outreach initiatives in the community. She has been able to continue her involvement in schools as chaplain to both a primary and high school and she is on the board for Vuleka/SSB. She is also involved in the training of newly ordained priests and is on the committee for the School of Ministries and t
Die nuutste, grootste en vreemdste sake van die dag word op 'n informele en interaktiewe manier deur 'n klomp leke bespreek. Hou jou maagspiere vas en geniet die saampraat! Weeksdae 11:00 op GROOTfm 90.5.
With new episodes out every second Thursday, Umoya is a podcast that seeks to share the various modes and influences of spiritual practice in our lives and work. We want to understand how modern Africans are thinking about their sense of being and belong. Who are we? What makes us human? And to explore these questions within the realms of indigenous knowledge systems. Yintoni ubuNtu ngezintsuku? What is the role of love and spiritual identity in the aftermath of apartheid? While the conversations would encompass universal principles of spiritual practice, we are particularly interested in excavating the numinous values and practices of African Spirituality.
Mack's been an artist, MC, voice over artist, radio presenter and was a key player in the Cape Town entertainment and clubbing scene, having DJ'ed and MC'ed at many major events and parties. He loves rugby; supports the Blue Bulls; is down to earth and open minded.
Newsmakers and Guest Experts offer their insights and perspectives into the national and global discourse on politics, economics, education, social matters and comprehensive dialogues on cultural diversity and other essential issues of public interest like, poverty alleviation, unemployment rate and health related issues.