REVEREND SHONA'S MESSAGES OF LOVE, 24 AUGUST
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