Gillian initially trained and worked an English and Drama teacher. She now serves part time on staff at Dromore Elim Church and also provides literacy and special needs support for children with additional needs in a local secondary school. Inspired by her 17–year–old with autism, she completed her MA research on the spirituality of children with ASD and has recently published on this subject within the Journal of European Baptist Studies.
Gillian is a member of the teaching team at Dromore Elim and is regularly invited to speak at a variety of other events and churches. She has also provided training on intellectual disabilities for the NI Hospital Chaplain’s Association. Her project ‘The Bridge’ (set up at her church) is a support group for parents of children with additional needs.
She is married to Stephen, a school Principal, and they have three children, Josh Zac, and Eve.Email Gillian