Pastoral and Spiritual Support team

Reverend Jonathon Ross-McNairn

Pastoral and Spiritual Support Coordinator

  • Normally in Pastoral and Spiritual Support Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
  • 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

Ann Jones

Lay Methodist Chaplain

  • Normally in Pastoral and Spiritual Support Monday 10:00–13:00.
  • Worships at Plymouth Methodist Central Hall
Ann is formerly a nurse with many years’ experience in an acute teaching hospital. She is involved with children’s work and enjoys walking and travel. She is married to Barry.

Contact Anne via email ann.jones@plymouth.ac.uk

Ann Stevens

United Reform Chaplain

  • Normally in Pastoral and Spiritual Support Thursday 10:00-13:00
  • Reader at Sherwell United Church

Ann has lived in Plymouth for 20 years, having moved down from London for a quieter life. She enjoys reading, walking, music, theatre and travelling to New Zealand as often as possible to visit her son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.

Contact Anne: ann.stevens@plymouth.ac.uk

Father Jacek Kostuch

Catholic Chaplain

  • Normally in Pastoral and Spiritual Support Friday 13:00-16:00
  • 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 10:00-13:00
  • 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

Karine Yuen

Chinese Church Chaplain
  • Normally in Pastoral and Spiritual Support Wednesday 13:00-16:00
  • Moderator of Plymouth Chinese Christian Fellowship
Karine has been the moderator of the Plymouth Chinese Christian Fellowship at Hope Baptist Church in Peverell since it was formed in 1996, and supervises the Chinese Student Fellowship. Karine was an IT consultant for many years. She is also a volunteer at the Listening Post.

Contact Karine by email karine.yuen@plymouth.ac.uk or by phone +44(0)7982 231738.

Reverend Michael Shaw

Baptist Chaplain

  • Normally in Pastoral and Spiritual Support Thursday 13:00-16:00
  • 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 by phone +44(0)7958 408551

Major Pam Smith 

Salvation Army Chaplain
  • Normally in Pastoral and Spiritual Support Wednesday 10:00- 13:00
  • 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!

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