Sister Joan Lopez was born in Seremban, Malaysia on February 5, 1960, and made her perpetual profession in Good Shepherd on 28 September 1997 at her hometown parish. Joan has been involved in ministries in her province, including a crisis centre in Ipoh, a teenage centre in Kuala Lumpur, and a hostel for teenage girls in Sabah. Over the years, she has been local community leader and formation director for the different levels of formation. She served on the province leadership team of Sister Susan Chia.
Joan has advanced education in pastoral leadership, certificate training in theological studies, clinical pastoral education, spiritual accompaniment, formation and secretarial work.
Sister Joan assumed office in March 2010 for a six year term, and was re-elected Province Leader at the 7th Province Chapter of Singapore-Malaysia, which was held from 3 - 7 September 2016. Her three-year term of office will begin on 8 December 2016.
The Centre, named in memory of the late Sr Susan Chia, will provide literacy and skills training aimed at empowering local women with business start-up and employment opportunities.
The 9 Province Leaders of Asia Pacific held their annual meeting from 25-26 August 2017, in Jakarta Indonesia
PKGS in Malaysia collaborates with an initiative of Religious Leaders in signing an Inter Faith Joint Declaration against Human Trafficking
Pusat Kebajikan Good Shepherd (PKGS) is working in partnership with the Malaysian government in providing services to trafficked survivors
Good Shepherd Services in Sabah, launches a newly built pineapple product processing center, Sunduan Pisompuruan
On 5th June 2017 participants gathered at Restful Waters, Singapore for an English language programme, which also offered time-out to learn and refresh the Spirit
16 participants from many provinces of Asia Pacific responded to the call to learn the skills of facilitation at a workshop held in Ipoh, Malaysia from 31 March to 8 April
The Good Shepherd Mission Team in Singapore describe the steep learning curve they travelled in enabling a community in Padaviya, Sri Lanka to have new healthy water systems
Sister Inigo Joachim, from the Sisters of St Anne, presents a two day retreat to more than 40 Good Shepherd Mission Partners - sisters, staff and volunteers
Good Shepherd Mission Partners gathered in Singapore from 8 countries to participate in dynamic training workshops in Grant Proposal Writing and Presentation
Mary Anne Baltazar receives a top award in Sabah, Malaysia for her significant work in improving the lives of migrants, especially children
From 27 December 2015 to 9 February 2016 a group of 17 Good Shepherd sisters from Angola-Mozambique visited Singapore for an English language immersion experience - and more
When Mission Partner Theresa Symons accepted an invitation to attend a round table discussion with officers from the US Department of State she had no idea she would find herself at a small meeting with President Barack Obama
Historic first Formation and Partnership Session in Asia Pacific creates a distinct shift in the understanding of Partnership for Mission
Comprehensive overview from the GSAPP team - how Good Shepherd Partnership for Mission is developing in this region
In Malaysia a Good Shepherd Centre continues to adapts to new needs, opening its doors to unaccompanied refugee minors
Anne Baltazar from Malaysia speaks on Prostitution and Human Trafficking at the Vatican, and meets Pope Francis
From 7-11 November 2014, 18 Mission Partners from Singapore-Malaysia visited Myanmar - a Good Shepherd Beyond Borders experience
Pusat Kebajikan Teenage Centre in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia celebrates Volunteers Appreciation Day
Learn more about the foundress of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd through this booklet and youtube video produced by Good Shepherd in Singapore-Malaysia
Providing skills training and income generating opportunity for women in crisis - empowerment and a sense of dignity