Revd Dr Jacky Sewell
Jacky is one of the two Cuddesdon Gloucester and Hereford staff, specialising in ministry formation, preaching, pastoral studies and spirituality. She also works with the Diocese of Hereford as School of Ministry Support Officer.
Until 2014 Jacky was working in theological education for the Anglican church in New Zealand where she has worked in parish ministry, as youth ministry educator, teaching pastoral studies for the University of Otago, ministry formation at St John’s Theological College in Auckland, as retreat director and as ministry trainer in rural churches. Jacky has a PhD in spirituality and visual art from the University of Otago. Most recently she has published a chapter in The Bible and Art, Perspectives from Oceania, Eds: Caroline Blyth, Nasili Vaka’uta, Bloomsbury, 2017. Ch 17 ‘The Painting is Suffering’: Māori and Pasefika boys respond to images of Christ and Peter; and an article in Journal of Practical Theology November 2017: ‘Stepping Inside the Image: A Case Study in Sacred Space and Art’. She is currently working on a monograph exploring the ways in which visual art can be transformative in a variety of ministry settings. Jacky is a member of the British and Irish Association for Practical Theology.
Jacky is also the mother of two sons in their late 20’s and in her spare time grows roses, chillies and other edible plants, sings with the 3 Choirs Festival Chorus, researches early Christian mosaics and soaks up contemporary sculpture.