Deacon Shirley-Joy Barrow has been in community ministry and social work with many organisations since her early 20s. Her career has included setting up a rehabilitation hostel for young people and a halfway house for abused women, men and their families; driving ambulances and school buses; working in rest homes and a prison; and managing the Whanganui City Mission. She has trained in counselling, family therapy, professional supervision, transitional ministry and child protection, and served on the executive of the Diakonia World Federation.
Powerful stories of Christian social service.
Journey with deacon Shirley-Joy Barrow as she shares her inspiring story of being City Missioner in Whanganui from 2004 to 2011.
Working together, her team found that they could achieve much more than their individual skills and capabilities led them to expect. They developed effective ways to respond to the people on the margins of society.