Lindsay de Wal
Lindsay de Wal was the first ever UK-based appointed head of chaplaincy as a humanist in February 2018 and made national and international headlines. She is currently the head of chaplaincy at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, chair of the Non-religious Pastoral Support Network, and is also a supervisor and trainer at Humanists UK.
Lindsay has a Master’s degree from the Netherlands at the University of Humanistic Studies (Utrecht) to provide humanist and existential counselling, coaching and pastoral care. Lindsay is accredited as a humanist pastoral carer through the UK Board of healthcare Chaplaincy (UKBHC), the Non-Religious Pastoral Support Network (NRPSN) and as a humanist funeral celebrant at Humanists UK.
She’s currently undertaking doctoral research at Middlesex University concerning ‘the experience of humanists entering faith-based healthcare chaplaincy teams’.