Jenny Lockwood was born and brought up in the UK, though she has also lived in Nigeria, Germany and Switzerland. After graduating in German and Linguistics with Arabic, she spent the next twenty-five years raising four sons with her husband Martin, and pursuing a corporate career in IT. Jenny has been a Bahá’í since learning about the Faith at high school. Since 2010 Jenny has served (alongside Thelma Batchelor) as coordinator of the UK Bahá’í Histories project, which collects and publishes personal histories written by Bahá’ís about their journey to faith. She also works with a small group of qualified teachers, and a network of very engaged Bahá’ís across the country, to encourage the teaching of the Bahá’í Faith in primary and secondary schools in England and Wales and to provide suitable materials for teachers to use.
Jenny retired from her ‘day job’ in 2007 and since then has been able to devote more of her time to Bahá’í service and to voluntary service with environmental and community organisations in and around the Gloucestershire village where she lives. She also enjoys the company of her sons, daughters-in-law and, more recently, grandchildren, as well as the ‘senior’ generation.