Debbie is a Minister of the United Reformed Church, ordained in 2000 after completing a Masters Degree in Theology. Prior to moving into Ministry she was a nurse, nurse tutor and Principal Lecturer in Critical Care Nursing at the University of Hertfordshire. She is the Secretary for Health Care Chaplaincy for the Free Churches Group, Chief Officer of the Healthcare Chaplaincy Faith and Belief Group and has a leadership role for Healthcare Chaplaincy with the NHS. As a leader in chaplaincy practice she has had published various articles and research papers.
Debbie is currently Rotary (RIBI) President nationally having had a long and distinguished career in Rotary. Debbie joined WheelPower Board following a partnership in 2012 and the Rotary Wheel Appeal raised significant funds to provide sports wheelchairs to disabled individuals.
From this work Debbie was asked to join the charity as a Trustee in 2014 and her experience of community, health and fundraising has broadened the skills on the Board.
Debbie loves spending time with her three children, three grandchildren, and when not ‘doing Rotary’ or WheelPower can be found gardening or watching rugby – live or on television.