Sarah Bower has been involved in social work as a Mental Health Practitioner since 1981. After qualifying as a social worker in 1984, she became a Special Needs Adviser and director of Religious Education in a local Church of England primary school. She qualified as a Teacher of the Deaf in 2004 and gained a doctorate in researching the inclusion of children with Special Educational Needs in mainstream education. Sarah started attending Quaker meeting in 2016, and became a member in 2019. She has been a voluntary chaplain at St Thomas’s and Guys Teaching Hospital in Westminster since 2018. Sarah says that the reason she volunteers is that the unexpected encounters with patients sustain her on a weekly basis.