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Sonia Kasibante

Sonia Kasibante

Sonia is serving her curacy at Church of the Epiphany (Gipton) and Oakwood Church after training for ordination with the Yorkshire Ministry Course at Mirfield, where she read for a BA in Theological Studies with Sheffield University

Sonia is married to Amos who is parish priest of St Agnes’, Burmantofts and St Cyprian’s, Harehills and they have a daughter, Miriam, currently at university in Uganda

Sonia was born and brought up in Guyana, and moved to the UK over 20 years ago where she has lived in Birmingham, London, Cardiff and Leicester before moving to Leeds in 2010

Alongside working in a number of administrative roles, she studied with the Open University for a BSc in IT and Computing and, after moving to Leeds, she worked as church administrator at St Agnes’ while training for ordination

Sonia has also served in a number of voluntary roles including, most recently, as a management committee member and chair of the Ebor Gardens Advice Centre which gives free debt and money advice

On her days off she is happiest when visiting gardens and the countryside

12 December 2016