Pastoral and Spiritual Support team

Reverend Jonathon Ross-McNairn

Pastoral and Spiritual Support Coordinator

  • Available to be contacted Monday to Friday 9.00–17.00 by email or phone. Jonathon has limited availability for meeting students and staff on campus
  • Anglican priest

Jonathon is married and has four sons. He is a former solicitor and army officer and has previously worked in school, prison and hospital chaplaincy as well as a number of parishes. He enjoys music, exercise, cooking, time with family and friends and good coffee. He is the co-author and co-editor of the book ‘Being a Curate: Stories of what it’s really like’ (SPCK 2014). He is passionate about pastoral and spiritual support at the University of Plymouth being visible, accessible, relevant and inclusive to all students and staff.

Contact Jonathon via email jonathon.ross-mcnairn@plymouth.ac.uk or phone +44 1752 587676

Reverend Michael Shaw

Baptist Chaplain

  • Normally in Pastoral and Spiritual Support Thursday 12:00–14:00
  • Minister at Devonport Community Baptist Church
Michael is married to Katie with an adopted daughter and has two dogs. Born and raised in Surrey, he studied in Theology in Bristol, and moved to Plymouth in 2012. He loves cricket, rugby, curry and walks by the sea.

Contact Michael by email michael.shaw@plymouth.ac.uk or phone +44(0)7958 408551

Major Pam Smith 

Salvation Army Chaplain
  • Normally in Pastoral and Spiritual Support Wednesday 12:00–14:00
  • Officer in the Salvation Army Tavistock
Pamela loves talking, listening, ice skating, the Russian language and helping at summer youth camps. She was a Primary School Teacher before becoming a Salvation Army Officer. She would like to be a better cook!

Father Jacek Kostuch

Catholic Chaplain

  • Normally in Pastoral and Spiritual Support Friday 13:00–15:00
  • Rector at Christ the King Catholic Church
Father Jacek is a former chemical Engineer.

Contact Jacek: jacek.kostuch@plymouth.ac.uk

Jonny Libby

Methodist Chaplain

  • Normally in Pastoral and Spiritual Support Tuesday 12:00–14:00
  • Young Adults Worker at Plymouth Methodist Central Hall
Jonny is married to Denise and has three wonderful kids. He enjoys drinking coffee, reading the Word of God and allowing it to read us (combining the two is great fun). He loves sport and getting outdoors.

Contact Jonathan: jonathan.libby@plymouth.ac.uk

Chaplaincy faith advisors