Chaplaincy was a difficult job to do from home when the pandemic started. So Jo Mutlow sat down and wrote a book which answered a sceptical chaplain who had once asked what on earth a humanist chaplain could say without prayers and scriptures to guide her: Being there – responses in pastoral care was the result.
Jo is Regional Coordinator for pastoral carers in the Yorkshire and Humber region, and a board member of the Non-Religious Pastoral Support Network (NRPSN). Jo 'sat down' with Humanists UK to discuss humanist pastoral care in Summer 2020.
Currently working at Bradford Teaching Hospitals to ensure that non-religious patients and staff also benefit from pastoral and spiritual care, Jo will speak about the challenges of gaining entry to chaplaincy teams – and the rewards of being there.