Vocations and Training

The Vocations and Training team is headed by Revd Dr Jeanette Hartwell, 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

The Revd Dr Jeanette Hartwell

Mobile: 07398 816320

Diocesan Ministry Enabler

Vocations & Training Team Lead

Jeanette has overall responsibility for the Vocations & Training Team.  The team incorporates: Lay training (including Reader training), Curate training, licensing and ordination, continuing ministerial development (CMD), ministry development review (MDR) and clergy wellbeing.

She also oversees the Team as they aim to encourage people across the diocese to think about, and discover, their vocation.

The Revd Romita Shrisunder

Mobile: 07949 033091

Bishops’ Director of Ordinands / aka DDO 

(Ordination Strategy Enabler)

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. Romita also oversees the team of Assistant Directors of Ordinands.

The Revd Pamela Ogilvie

Home: 01922 320106

Ministry Development Enabler

Pamela works with Jeanette supporting curates in IME Phase 2 and developing provision for continued ministerial flourishing.  She also co-convenes the Racial Justice and Inclusion Task Group with the Archdeacon of Walsall


The Revd Debra Dyson 

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

The Revd Preb John Allan

Home: 01283 790486

Assistant Director of Ordinands

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

The Revd Peter Hubbard

Home: 01743 622172

Assistant Director of Ordinands

Peter 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 supports those on Reader Training and also oversees Pathways and Living Discipleship.


Angela Bruno

Office: 01543 306220
Mobile: 07957 684197

Vocations Co-ordinator

Angela works with those exploring ordination, training for ordained ministry and those in curacy.  Angela is a key point of liaison between the diocese and ordinands/curates throughout initial ministerial training. 

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.


Mrs Jane Instone

Office: 01543 306228
Email: jane.instone@lichfield.anglican.org

MDR/CMD Co-ordinator

Jane looks after the ongoing review and development process for ordained clergy. For those that dislike acronyms, those are programmes known as 'Ministry Development Review' and 'Continuing Ministerial Development'



Sally Bubbers


Bishops Adviser for Pastoral Care and Wellbeing

Sally has responsibility for coordinating the Listening Ear counselling support network in the Diocese of Lichfield available to all clergy and their families and to licensed lay ministers and to LDBF employees. The service also offers individual Pastoral supervision and ministerial accompaniment.  

Sally is also able to offer confidential one-to-one conversations for people to explore pastoral or personal difficulties. 

For more info see the Pastoral Care and Wellbeing page

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

St Mary's House,
The Close,
WS13 7LD

Page last updated: Tuesday 26th April 2022 11:30 AM
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