Janice MacFarlane

I am from Dublin and have been living in Greystones since 1995. I trained as a General Nurse in the Adelaide Hospital, Dublin 1986 to 1989 and worked there until September 1990. In September 1990 I went to one of the Dublin Maternity Hospitals to train as a Midwife and although The Adelaide Hospital contacted me a few times to return after I qualified as a Midwife, I just could not leave. I still work there to date and have worked in various areas, currently I am one of The Assistant Director’s of Midwifery and Nursing. 


I was involved in Youth Ministry for years in St Mark’s Church, Pearse St, Dublin. After studying for 5 years in total to qualify as a Nurse and a Midwife I said I would never study again!! But… I also have a Bachelor Degree in Theology and a Masters in Applied Theology.


I was so encouraged when Katy approached me with her vision for Zoe Community to support and offer practical help to women who are experiencing crisis pregnancies. So often the church is slow to respond or indeed is seen to be judgmental or irrelevant in today’s society. Zoe Community can help train and facilitate local churches to be involved in helping these vulnerable women and their families. I am looking forward to working with Zoe Community and seeing it established with the highest of standards and professionalism.