Heads of Departments
For a church this size to function, we need to have a number of departments, each under the headship of what we call HODs (Heads of Departments). This is a voluntary, lay role, and HODs are appointed by the church members, by vote.
Carol Russell - Uniformed Organisations (Scouts)
Carol's responsibilities extend to all the various uniformed organisations that operate from the church. These include all the groups that associate themselves with the Scouts & Guides movement, and include Beavers, Cubs and Explorers on the Scouts side, and Rainbows, Brownies and Rangers on the Guides side. Each group has to be properly run with their own leaders and helpers. Carol ensures that adult volunteers are properly supported in their roles and and helps ensure the smooth running of each group.
David Andrewartha - Pastoral Care
David works closely with associate minister James Tetley, looking after home groups and pastoral issues. He's also involved with home group leader training.
Chis Russell - Mission
Chris heads up the Mission Council team, responsible for looking after and promoting the work, of all our missionaries.
Richard Shakespear - Children's HOD
Richard's role as Children's HOD is to ensure that Sunday School flows smoothly, and that is no small job. It ranges from teaching 6-8 year olds, filling in when people are absent, having meetings with the staff, liaising with parents, sorting out bills, making sure everyone has enough resources, monitoring adult volunteers and a great deal of prayer. A teacher by profession, Richard loves kids and that passion is essential for this role.
Margaret Loomes - Over 60's HOD
Margaret looks after the older members of the church and has a wider ministry amongst the elderly in the local community.
Mike Rodwell - Facilities HOD
Mike is kept constantly busy looking after an elderly church building, making sure that is is safe to use and continues to function properly while we wait for the demolition date.
Darryl Schofield - Technical Services HOD
Darryl looks after all the Audio-Visual equipment in the church and is responsible for training the sound desk and PowerPoint operators.
Mary Bryden - Youth HOD
Mary works alongside our Youth Pastor, Mark Humm.
Derek Harris - Church Treasurer
Paula Santos - Community HOD
Paula brings her event organising skills to the role of Community HOD, looking after all the events we put on, reaching out to the local community.