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.
'Euphrasia - The Musical' was first staged in Malaysia in April 2019 to full houses and rave reviews. Ongoing enthusiastic response made a re-staging almost inevitable. This is the story.....
This Province Chapter was held from 28 November to 3 December 2019. Sr Bridget Paily represented the Congregational Leadership Team. Special celebrations marked the 80th anniversary of Good Shepherd in Singapore
View video of Ms Theresa Symons outlining the issues facing women at risk of Trafficking and describing GSAP commitment to Protection, Prevention, Prosecution and Partnership. Link to article about Global Shepherds' shelter in Kuala Lumpur
Participants in this programme, organised by Good Shepherd Convent Restful Waters, Singapore learn English through a broad spectrum of experiences and learnings
In Sabah, East Malaysia, Good Shepherd Services sponsors a creative project, growing corn for chicken feed and using the money to protect women and children
Global Shepherds from the Province of Singapore-Malaysia made a strong contribution to Malaysia's 1st National Conference Against TIP held 5-6 August 2019
The GSAP Integration Committee describes its meeting in Kuala Lumpur from 12-16 July in ways which are inspirational and practical, and they invite us all to seize the moment. Carpe Diem!
A workshop in Malaysia was attended by 17 Good Shepherd Mission Partners from 4 Provinces from 20 to 28 May 2019. It was a time of strengthening and celebrating co-responsibility for mission
True life story of Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, from mischievous girl growing up in the aftermath of the French Revolution to a woman with a vision to improve the lives of countless women and children
This programme, aimed to equip participants with the skills to plan and write effective grant proposals and so much more, may be better described as a holistic Leadership Programme
The GSAPIC met in Singapore from 15-17 March 2019. This brief description gives a flavour of their work, and more information will be available after their plans are considered by the APC in April
Good Shepherd Services Malaysia organised One Billion Rising events in Sabah: Tambunan on 9 February and Kota Kinabalu on 16 February 2019
Short film 'Sister' by Chai Yee Whei depicts the ministry of Sr Gerard Fernandez, offering spiritual and pastoral care to people awaiting execution on death row
The nine Province Leaders of Asia Pacific met in Ipoh, Malaysia for their annual meeting, joined by two sisters from the Congregational Leadership Team
In organizing a session, workshop or meeting, who do you look for to facilitate the event? This article may give you some good ideas....
Responding to an urgent plea, a team from Singapore planned and implemented the installation of a fresh water system in a Good Shepherd School in Ho Chi Minh city
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.
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
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
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 booklets 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