Born and brought up in Enfield, North London, Zoe began her working life as a medical secretary. She then served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service for four years, after which she co-owned and managed an art gallery in North Yorkshire. As a mature student, she took her M.Theol. degree from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and her M.Div. from the Earlham School of Religion, a Quaker seminary in the USA. She subsequently taught English as a Foreign Language in France and Belgium, where she also organized conferences and seminars for international management training companies. She has facilitated workshops, led retreats and given talks on the contemplative life in Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. Zoe sees contemplation as a creative inquiry, which she enjoys exploring through meditation, writing and photography.

Published Writing:
Book of the Heart a personal history of seeing; Thousand Wing Press, 2017
“As a Candle Whirled” Vedanta; 366 July-August 2012; Bourne End, UK ISSN 1355-6436
“A Kind of Nerve” (contributor) Zen Without Dirty Hands? Couste Que Couste; Hoorn (2002) ISBN 90-807042-3-7
Living Faithfully with Passion Woodbrooke College; Birmingham (1992) ISBN 0-9510455-2-0
“Finding Our Place in Europe” Quaker Monthly; London (1991)“Learning in a Religious Society” The Friends’ Quarterly; London (1989)
“Women in Poverty” Women, Poverty and the Economy (1989) World Council of Churches; Geneva
A Quaker Theology of Pastoral Care Pendle Hill Publications; Wallingford PA (1988)

Public Speaking & Retreat Leading:
Introduction: Meditation and Mysticism Retreat, Tiltenberg Retreat Centre, Netherlands
Spiritual Guidance - A Quaker Perspective FAS Conference/Retreat, Tiltenberg Retreat Centre, Netherlands
Living Faith – Kanzeon Zen Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
From Solution to Surrender – Meditation Group, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Original Faith – Meditation Group, Delft, Netherlands
Life Maps – Tiltenberg Retreat Centre, Vogelenzang, Netherlands
Sabbath Time - Tiltenberg Retreat Centre, Vogelenzang, Netherlands
Ways into Silence - Tiltenberg Retreat Centre, Vogelenzang, Netherlands