Vocations and Training

The Vocations and Training team is headed by Dr Lindsey Hall, Discipleship, Vocations and Evangelism Strategy Enabler,  and encourages, nurtures and equips those exploring vocations and those training for formal ministry. Discernment and support for lay and ordained ministry is offered by a team of Vocation Advisers, Diocesan Assessors, Directors for Ordinands and Vocations and Training Coordinators.

The team offers a range of training and resources for discipleship as well as Diocesan training for Lay Ministry. 

Please explore the links to the right of this page to see what is available.

Team Members

Dr Lindsey Hall

Office: 01543 306223
Mobile: 07791 050763

Discipleship, Vocations and Evangelism Team Lead and Strategy Enabler

As well as a coordinating role for the whole DVE team, Lindsey oversees the team of Vocations Advisors, Bishops' Directors of Ordinands, Ministry Training Enabler and other vocations-related initiatives.

The Revd Dr Jeanette Hartwell

Mobile: 07398 816320

Diocesan Ministry Training Enabler

Jeanette has overall responsibility for Curate Training and Reader candidates in the diocese. Alongside this she is an Associate Tutor at The Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, with whom the diocese works to provide training.

The Revd Romita Shrisunder

Mobile: 07949 033091

Ordination Strategy Enabler
(Bishops’ Director of Ordinands / aka DDO )

Romita has the responsibility for encouraging and nurturing vocations to ordained ministry. She is also responsible for establishing and implementing ordination strategies in the diocese.

The Revd Pamela Ogilvie

Home01922 320106

Curate Ministry Enabler

Pamela is part of the curacy training team and works closely with Jeanette. She takes the lead in ensuring that SSM curates are supported during their formation and training.


The Revd Preb Maureen Hobbs

Home: 01902 700257

Ministry Development Enabler

Lichfield Diocese is keen to encourage and develop the varied and interesting ministries of our clergy as well as enable reflection and share best practice in priestly ministry: Maureen's role helps clergy stay in touch with their sense of vocation as well as overseeing all ESL (Extended Study Leave / sabbatical) applications.

The Revd Debra Dyson RD

Home: 01827 69038

Assistant Director of Ordinands

Debra is one of the privileged members of the team who has the chance to help people explore their vocation

The Revd Mark Davys

Home: 01889 883722

Assistant Director of Ordinands

Mark is another of the privileged members of the team who has the chance to help people explore their vocation

Helen Scheven

Office: 01543 306223

Training Co-ordinator

Helen works with those at the beginning of their vocational journey and with those interested in lay ministries. Helen also oversees the Living suite of training: Living Calling, Living Faith, Living Pathways and Living Discipleship.


Angela Bruno

Office: 01543 306220

Vocations Co-ordinator

Angela works with those exploring ordination and is a key point of liaison between the diocese and ordinands throughout initial ministerial training.

Jodie Galley

Office: 01543 306227

Ministry Training Co-ordinator

Jodie manages the wide variety of courses and administration relating to the on-going training offered to clergy in the diocese.


Cath Hughes

Office: 01543 306226

Vocations and Training Co-ordinator

Cath looks after Reader Licences and PtOs and those at the early stages of exploring their vocation.


For general enquiries please contact Angela or Helen in the first instance.

1 Three Spires House,
Station Road,
WS13 6HX

Page last updated: 2nd September 2020 1:16 PM