Jackie grew up in Swansea and her interest in overseas missions began as a child through family friends who were missionaries. Jackie was the Faculty Administrator/Registrar at Regents Theological College for 22 years and left in 2007 to work with the Elim Church in Malawi, helping to establish and set up a Bible School. Following her term there she worked 18 months in Haiti following the devastating earthquake. As an ordained Elim pastor, she was appointed associate pastor at the Tamworth Elim Church in January 2013. The opportunity has arisen for her to return to Malawi, this time serving at Hope Village, where she will be seeking to help expand the pastoral development of Hope Village.