Get to know us...
Chair: Lucy Davis
I have had a role helping to advocate for women’s ministry in St Alban’s Diocese for a decade, following the failed vote on women in the Episcopate in 2012, and have been involved with NADAWM ever since. As Chair, I have the privilege of enabling an extraordinarily gifted group of DAWMs from across the country to network with each other, sharing good practice and policy, picking up common concerns, and inspiring each other to help women flourish in our own Dioceses. The NADAWM network has a huge amount of wisdom and insight for the wider Church, and my job is to make sure that voice is heard for the sake of God’s mission to the world.
Vice Chair: Jenni Beaumont
I’m vicar of the benefice of Tonge, Rhodes and Alkrington and have been Bishop’s Advisor on Women’s Ministry in the Diocese of Manchester for two years.
My role is to ensure that all women in ministry can live out their calling across the breadth of the Church.
Secretary: Esther Foss
I'm Vicar at St Andrew's Coulsdon, DAWM for Southwark Diocese and Area Adviser for women's ministry in Croydon.
I believe that equality is at the heart of the good news we are called to proclaim - and so does Jessie, my beautiful dog!
Treasurer: Kate Massey
I am Vicar of St Paul’s Stockingford in the Diocese of Coventry. I was a DAWM for my diocese for
over seven years, am currently a member of General Synod and member of the House of Bishop’s
Standing Commission on the House of Bishops Declaration and Five Guiding Principles, and am a
passionate advocate for gender equality in the church. Despite stepping down as a DAWM, I remain
very committed to the work of NADAWM and so have volunteered to support the Exec as a co-opted
Communications: Laura Jorgensen
I'm Rector of St Botolph without Aldgate in the City of London and Dean of Women's Ministry for the Two Cities area of the Diocese of London which covers the Cities of London and Westminster, Marylebone and Paddington. One of my focuses is how we can ensure diversity of appointments to the breadth of roles.
Transformations: Amanda Barraclough
I’m the Rector of St. Mary’s Sprotbrough on the outskirts of Doncaster, and have been the Dean of Women’s Ministry in Sheffield Diocese for 4 years. It’s a Diocese which has a significant number of parishes under Extended Episcopal Oversight so learning to work together and embody healthy patterns of flourishing in ministry has always been a live issue. Having begun ordained ministry whilst my children were young, I have a particular passion for young women to find ways to fully embrace a vocation to parenting alongside their ordained ministry. I am a NADAWM representative on the Transformations Steering Group, which works at national level to address some of the issues which women in ministry find most challenging.
Transformations: Chantal Noppen
I am the Women's Advocate for the Diocese of Durham and am currently serving as a parish priest in Sunderland. The last decade of ordained ministry has been on urban (deprived) estates where the straight talking, blessed chaos of life is a regular feature. I am a member of General Synod and am passionate about encouraging inclusivity, keen to proactively listen and learn, always. Using my neurodiversity to bring authentic honesty, innovative perspectives and focussed optimism to ministry.