My name is Liz Piki. I am an Ordinand in the Diocese of Leicester.
Before starting my ordination training, I was a licensed Church of England Lay Minister and have experience of working in lay ministry and pastoral care. I also have experience of:
- Church leadership roles in worship, evangelism, Christian education, children and youth ministry, pastoral care/support and pastoral advisory.
- Being representative member of Deanery & Diocesan Synods, & Bishop’s Council (Church of England)
- Working in charitable & voluntary work as coordinator of the church’s work with the Winter Night Shelter – a multifaith/multiorganization night shelter programme for homeless people.
I have teaching experience gained from teaching in secondary schools in Africa over seven years. I also have experience of working in healthcare as a nurse, health visitor and health care chaplain, in London and the East Midlands. As well as experience of in prison chaplaincy.
I have previous experience of mentoring and have contributed to the training of healthcare and medical students.
I have undertaken audits and participated in healthcare research. I have done some research in community development and practical theology.
In my social networks I have acted as event / wedding coordinator; - planning and managing events / weddings.
I also, previously, worked as a Volunteer Cathedral Verger and Volunteer Cathedral Chaplain.
I was involved with Interfaith work, and the church’s work among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups, in the South East, Northamptonshire and Leicester.
I like music; - singing, playing instruments and dancing; travelling, socializing, eating out, walking, reading and writing.
I look forward to journeying alongside others as they explore their vocation; and call to serving in the Church, reaching out to the community, the nation, and the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.