Reverend Janette Platter

Deputy Lead Chaplain

Janette started working at Addenbrooke’s in June 2017 as a bank chaplain and became a member of the permanent staff in July 2018. She is ordained in the Church of the Nazarene, a global church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, and previously worked as an associate minister to families with children in the parish setting.

She began her work in chaplaincy at a paediatric hospital in Texas where she specialised in providing care on the trauma wards. Janette has a BA in Missions from Southern Nazarene University and an MA in Christian Formation and Discipleship from Nazarene Theological Seminary. She’s also completed two years of Clinical Pastoral Education with ACPE in the United States and is a registered chaplain with the UK Board of Healthcare Chaplaincy. She is particularly interested in spiritual care for vulnerable children and in supporting parents and other carers as they nurture their children’s spirituality at home. She is a trained Godly Play® Storyteller and enjoys finding ways to utilise this method of storytelling for purpose and meaning making with children in hospital.

Janette is a native Texan who moved to Cambridge to support her husband’s educational pursuits and has been quite happy adapting to the British way of life, albeit the lack of Mexican food. She has one young son who loves playing at home, reading, eating new foods, and exploring the outdoors. Nurturing these interests is easy since they are her favourite things, too!