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Paula Hunt

I'm the Superintendent minister for the Leicester Trinity Circuit, with direct responsibility for the churches in Birstall, Claremont St and Rothley. As a minister, I've lived in various parts of the UK, but am glad to be back in the East Midlands, where I grew up.....

Edson2

My name is Edson Dube, I was born and raised in Zimbabwe where I was ordained as a Methodist Church Presbyter in 1992. I have served in several circuits both in Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom; including serving as Chair of the Bulawayo Methodist District in Zimbabwe. My current appointment has been in the Birmingham West & Oldbury Circuit for the past ten years. I'm married to....

Daniel Yovan

I am Jervis Daniel Yovan. I was born in India in a family of ten, in the village Kotticode, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu. We are the third generation Christians, the fruit of the works of London Missionary Society. I grew up in the Church of South India (CSI), which shaped me the man I am today. It is the prayers and the teaching of my parents and family members encouraged me to consider the call of....

Derek McLean

I'm the Minister for Oadby Trinity, The Church at the Cross, Great Glen and Houghton Methodist Churches. I also serve as a part-time Chaplain for the University of Leicester.I'm married to Chris and we have three grown-up children Tom, Clare & Matt.I previously served in the West Herts & Borders Methodist Circuit. Before that, I worked in investments, primarily managing the money....

Jenny Impey

I have a background in Maths and Computing and worked as a PA in what is now known as the World Church Relationships team of the Methodist Church. I was born and brought up in Leicester but have travelled widely and now looking forward to getting to know the area afresh. I was ordained in 1994 and have served in the Hemel Hempstead & Berkhamsted and Wimbledon Circuits and the....

Saidu Kanu

Originally from Sierra Leone. I am married to Adelaide (from Guyana) and we have three children. I grew up in an ecumenical Christian and interfaith home.I've always being active in the Methodist church as a young man and I was accredited as a Local Preacher 1997. I trained for the ministry at Wesley House Cambridge which is part of Cambridge Theological federation, an ecumenical....

Revd Debra

My name is Debra Chidakwa Akue. I was born in Zimbabwe and came to the UK in the late 80's. I am a mother, wife, sister and grandmother too! I have completed, a Diploma in Theology, LLB Law, BA Criminology and Criminal Justice, M A in Christian leadership with an Emphasis on Ethics and I am at the last stages of my PhD in Education and Christian Ministry. I bring you myself, friendship,....

Fran

Fran Rhys was born in London, the middle one of five. I trained for Methodist ministry at the Queens Foundation, Birmingham in my early 40's and my first appointment was in East Leeds. Before that I worked for the Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland on relationships with the churches in China (my first degree was in Chinese and German), and I was an ESOL teacher in the UK,....

Laurie Rowell

I'm Laurie Rowell and have been the Administrator of the Leicester North Circuit for nearly 9 years. My Circuit Office is based at Birstall Methodist Church and is usually open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 10am — 1pm during term time. I am married to Andrew and we have two grown up children. At university I studied Law. We attend Rothley Parish Church although my....

James Blackhall

I'm James the layworker based at Birstall and Rothley. I have worked in the Leicester North Circuit since September 2016 and am excited to be starting working with the Leicester Trinity Circuit. I primarily work with the Messy Churches in Birstall and Rothley. Aside from Messy I lead assemblies and contribute to RE lessons in a number of local schools. You can also find me working in the....

Peter Holdridge

I am a semi retired, former Chartered Accountant, who worked as Finance Director of a Leicestershire business for 14 years and then as Finance Manager at a local Christian charity for another 14 years. I have been Treasurer of Countesthorpe Methodist Church for longer than I care to remember. I am married to Victoria, who is Senior Steward at Countesthorpe and we have children aged 24, 20 and....

Diane Allen

A lifelong Methodist, Diane served nearly 30 years with The United Methodist Church, 23 of them as a mission partner with its General Board of Global Ministries. She is now a professional grower having been involved with several farms in the community supported agriculture movement over many years. She enjoys her allotment, cooking, fishing, progressive theology, and looking for bits....

Julie Manning

I have had a career in education and am a retired teacher. I was born in Yorkshire and lived there until my twenties when I moved to Leicester. I am married to Steve and have two sons. I worship at Uppingham Road....

Charles Hilton

I live in Birstall & worship at Birstall Methodist Church, I'm married to Kay, we have three grown up children & three granddaughters. I was lucky enough to take early retirement last year, I have three allotments where I try to grow enough vegetables to keep us & our family feed, along with....

Michael Elliott

I have been a member at Oadby Trinity for 48 years. My experience in safeguarding matters goes back a few years. 2005 to date — Member of The Boys' Brigade (UK and ROI) Safeguarding Panel2012 to date — Oadby Trinity Safeguarding Officer and Trainer for Safeguarding courses2016 to date — Leicester Trinity Circuit Safeguarding Officer2016 to date — Designated Safeguarding Lead for....