Rev. Jessica Malay
Today I live with my husband in the village of Honley, but I grew up in small rural town about 80 miles south of Seattle in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. I came to Yorkshire thirteen years ago to take up a job teaching English literature at the University of Huddersfield.
My husband David McNulty and I first settled in Mirfield, and soon after I became a member of the congregation at St John’s church, Upper Hopton, Mirfield. I served as churchwarden there for five years. I attended St Hild's college, Mirfield for my theological training, and will receive an MA in Theology, Mission and Ministry from the University of Durham.
Today I still work at the University of
Huddersfield teaching and writing on seventeenth-century women, particularly
the indomitable Yorkshire woman, the Lady Anne Clifford. I have two
children and three grandsons who live near Seattle. In my leisure time I enjoy
taking long walks on country foot paths, visiting historic sites and their tea
rooms! I never can get quite enough of the English countryside. In the
spring and summer I can often be found in my garden either doing a bit of
weeding and planting, or sitting comfortably in a garden chair reading a book.