AN INSPIRATIONAL young woman from Hogsthorpe is celebrating after recently being ordained.
Jessica Hippey, (nee McGough) is now enjoying life working as a Reverend after being ordained in the Assemblies of God, a Pentecostal denomination.
The 24-year-old has taken up her new post as Chaplain at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
She was educated at Seathorne Primary School and Skegness Grammar School, where she then went on to Aberdeen University to study Hebrew and Divinity.
Jessica gained her Masters of the Arts in Divinity with first class honours.
Her parents Sue and Eric McGough and sisters, Charlie and Sarah said: “We are immensely proud of Jessica’s achievements, she has always had a compassionate nature and found her true vocation.”
Jessica has now made her home, in Aberdeen with her husband Joseph, who is a successful geologist, also from Skegness.
Jessica said: “I am really enjoying it and love my job. Students at the university are able to drop in and discuss anything they wish to talk about and we are hoping to improve facilities to help greater improve the experience of everyone here.”
In fact Jessica, as part of her new role, will be taking part in an extra special ceremony shortly.
Jessica said: “I will be presiding over my first wedding ceremony on July 23 which is actually my own! I will have been married for six years after me and Jospeh married the summer before going to university together.”
As a young child, Jessica say’s she has always wanted to work for the church,
“Since I was 15, I knew that I wanted to work for the church. It can be stereotyped for being old fashioned but really you have a lot of fun and meet lots of friends and listen to great music.”
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