Chaplaincy team

Reverend Jonathon Ross-McNairn

Pastoral and Spiritual Care Coordinator

  • Normally in the Chaplaincy Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

Jonathon is a former solicitor and has worked in school and prison chaplaincy. He is married with four sons.

Contact Jonathon via email Jonathon.ross-mcnarin@plymouth.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)1752 587760


Ann Jones

Lay Methodist Chaplain

  • Normally in the Chaplaincy Monday 10:00–13:00.
  • Worships at Plymouth Methodist Central Hall
Ann is formerly a nurse with many years’ experience in an acute teaching hospital. She is involved with children’s work and enjoys walking and travel. She is married to Barry.

Contact Anne via email ann.jones@plymouth.ac.uk

Ann Stevens

United Reform Chaplain

  • Normally in the Chaplaincy Thursday 10am - 1pm
  • Reader at Sherwell United Church

Ann has lived in Plymouth for 20 years, having moved down from London for a quieter life. She enjoys reading, walking, music, theatre and travelling to New Zealand as often as possible to visit her son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.

Contact Anne: ann.stevens@plymouth.ac.uk

Father Jacek Kostuch

Catholic Chaplain

  • Normally in the Chaplaincy on Friday 1 - 4pm
  • Rector at Christ the King Catholic Church
Father Jacek is a former chemical Engineer.

Contact Jacek: jacek.kostuch@plymouth.ac.uk

Jonny Libby

Methodist Chaplain

  • Normally in the Chaplaincy Tuesday 10am - 1pm
  • Young Adults Worker at Plymouth Methodist Central Hall
Jonny is married to Denise and has three wonderful kids. He enjoys drinking coffee, reading the Word of God and allowing it to read us (combining the two is great fun). He loves sport and getting outdoors.

Contact Jonathan: jonathan.libby@plymouth.ac.uk

Karine Yuen

Chinese Church Chaplain
  • Normally in the Chaplaincy Wednesday 1 - 4pm
  • Moderator of Plymouth Chinese Christian Fellowship
Karine has been the moderator of the Plymouth Chinese Christian Fellowship at Hope Baptist Church in Peverell since it was formed in 1996, and supervises the Chinese Student Fellowship. Karine was an IT consultant for many years. She is also a volunteer at the Listening Post.

Contact Karine by email karine.yuen@plymouth.ac.uk or by phone +44(0)7982 231738.

Reverend Michael Shaw

Baptist Chaplain

  • Normally in the Chaplaincy Thursday 1 - 4pm
  • Minister at Devonport Community Baptist Church
Michael is married to Katie with an adopted daughter and has two dogs. Born and raised in Surrey, he studied in Theology in Bristol, and moved to Plymouth in 2012. He loves cricket, rugby, curry and walks by the sea.

Contact Michael by email michael.shaw@plymouth.ac.uk or by phone +44(0)7958 408551

Major Pam Smith 

Salvation Army Chaplain
  • Normally in the Chaplaincy Wednesday 10am - 1pm
  • Officer in the Salvation Army Tavistock
Pamela loves talking, listening, ice skating, the Russian language and helping at summer youth camps. She was a Primary School Teacher before becoming a Salvation Army Officer. She would like to be a better cook!

Chaplaincy faith advisors