Gillian originally initially trained and worked an English and Drama teacher. She now serves on staff at Newtownbreda Baptist 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 son with autism, she completed her Master of Arts research on the spirituality of children with ASD and has published on this subject in the Journal of European Baptist Studies.
Gillian regularly speaks at events and churches and has provided training on intellectual disabilities for the NI Hospital Chaplains Association. She has also run a support group for parents of children with additional needs. Gillian is married to Stephen, a school Principal, and they have three children, Josh, Zac and Eve.Email Gillian