Sister Joan Lopez, Province Leader

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.

 

 

Projects

Sr Susan Marie Chia Training Centre, in Angola

Sr Susan Marie Chia Training Centre, in Angola

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.

2017 Asia Pacific Circle meets in Indonesia

2017 Asia Pacific Circle meets in Indonesia

The 9 Province Leaders of Asia Pacific held their annual meeting from 25-26 August 2017, in Jakarta Indonesia

2017 World Day against Human Trafficking

2017 World Day against Human Trafficking

PKGS in Malaysia collaborates with an initiative of Religious Leaders in signing an Inter Faith Joint Declaration against Human Trafficking

Good Shepherd organisation appointed as shelter provider

Good Shepherd organisation appointed as shelter provider

Pusat Kebajikan Good Shepherd (PKGS) is working in partnership with the Malaysian government in providing services to trafficked survivors

Launch of social enterprise - 'Everything Pineapple'

Launch of social enterprise - 'Everything Pineapple'

Good Shepherd Services in Sabah, launches a newly built pineapple product processing center, Sunduan Pisompuruan

Learning English in an International Community

Learning English in an International Community

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

Learning the Art of Skilled Facilitation

Learning the Art of Skilled Facilitation

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

Bringing life-giving water to Padaviya, Sri Lanka

Bringing life-giving water to Padaviya, Sri Lanka

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

Power of the Word of God, a session in Singapore

Power of the Word of God, a session in Singapore

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

Grant Proposal Writing & Presentation workshops

Grant Proposal Writing & Presentation workshops

Good Shepherd Mission Partners gathered in Singapore from 8 countries to participate in dynamic training workshops in Grant Proposal Writing and Presentation

International Human Rights Day, Malaysia

International Human Rights Day, Malaysia

Good Shepherd Services uses the UN Human Rights campaigns to make a substantial contribution to community education on the human rights of children

Significant contribution to Human Rights is recognized

Significant contribution to Human Rights is recognized

Mary Anne Baltazar receives a top award in Sabah, Malaysia for her significant work in improving the lives of migrants, especially children

Asia Pacific Circle meets in Sri Lanka 2016

Asia Pacific Circle meets in Sri Lanka 2016

The Unit Leaders of Asia Pacific held their annual meeting in Negombo from 8-9 August 2016

Love Beyond Borders - from Angola to Singapore

Love Beyond Borders - from Angola to Singapore

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

A meeting with President Barack Obama

A meeting with President Barack Obama

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

Session for Formation and Partnership

Session for Formation and Partnership

Historic first Formation and Partnership Session in Asia Pacific creates a distinct shift in the understanding of Partnership for Mission

Report from the Asia Pacific Partnership Team

Report from the Asia Pacific Partnership Team

Comprehensive overview from the GSAPP team - how Good Shepherd Partnership for Mission is developing in this region

Malaysia shares resources and experience

Malaysia shares resources and experience

Malaysia hosts a visit from 4 sisters from East Asia and Indonesia seeking to learn more about Justice and Peace, Restructuring and Partnership for Mission

New programme at Rose Virginie Centre

New programme at Rose Virginie Centre

In Malaysia a 25 year old Good Shepherd Centre adapts to new needs, opening its doors to unaccompanied refugee minors

Mission Partner speaks at Vatican Youth Symposium

Mission Partner speaks at Vatican Youth Symposium

Anne Baltazar from Malaysia speaks on Prostitution and Human Trafficking at the Vatican, and meets Pope Francis

Story of Good Shepherd Beyond Borders

Story of Good Shepherd Beyond Borders

From 7-11 November 2014, 18 Mission Partners from Singapore-Malaysia visited Myanmar - a Good Shepherd Beyond Borders experience

Volunteers acknowledged in Day of Appreciation

Volunteers acknowledged in Day of Appreciation

Pusat Kebajikan Teenage Centre in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia celebrates Volunteers Appreciation Day

The Story of St Mary Euphrasia Pelletier

The Story of St Mary Euphrasia Pelletier

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

Rose Virginie Microenterprise, in Malaysia

Rose Virginie Microenterprise, in Malaysia

Providing skills training and income generating opportunity for women in crisis - empowerment and a sense of dignity