Contact the Connexional Team

Methodist Church House

25 Marylebone Road
NW1 5JR 

020 7486 5502

The Secretary of the Conference

The Revd Gareth J Powell
020 7467 5157

Key responsibilities: to be the principal executive officer of the Conference, to play a principal part in the oversight and leadership of the Church with responsibility for developing strategic management of the Church's affairs; developing the Church's vision of unity, mission, evangelism and worship; giving effect to the vision and strategy of the Church.  

Connexional Secretary

Doug Swanney
020 7467 5185

Key responsibilities: working in partnership with the Secretary of the Conference and other connexional leaders to determine how the vision, strategy and policies of the Methodist Church as determined by the Conference are to be put into effect using the whole resources of the Church and specifically the Connexional Team's contribution to that work, exercising management oversight of the Team and representing the Church throughout the Connexion and beyond.  

Assistant Secretary of the Conference

The Revd Helen D Cameron
020 7467 5140

Key responsibilities: the preparation for, support of and dissemination of the work of governance bodies; developing good governance practice in the Church; overseeing the connexional processes which express the covenantal relationship between the Conference and ministers. Acting on behalf of the Secretary of the Conference in relation to the resignations and reinstatements of ministers, nomination of district chairs. Secretary of the Strategy and Resources Committee. Managing the work of the Conference Office.  

Mission and Advocacy Cluster

Head of Cluster:
Martin Ashford
020 7467 3781

Senior Administrator:
Liz Millard
020 7467 5214

Key responsibilities: managing the work of the Mission and Advocacy Cluster to ensure the strategic development of our work in communications and media, World Church Relationships, heritage, publishing and fundraising and public issues JPIT.   

Support Services Cluster

Head of Cluster:
Nick Moore
020 7467 5159

Key responsibilities: management of the Support Services Cluster, covering the following services: financial planning; accounting for the Team and Methodist Council entities; personnel resources; safeguarding; property and grants support; management of pension office staff; administration; information technology; database; payroll.   

Discipleship and Ministries Cluster

Head of Cluster:
Jude Levermore
020 7467 5174

Key responsibilities: managing the Discipleship and Ministries Cluster, and the work of the Discipleship & Ministries Learning Network, supporting strategic work in church and community development, discipleship development, ministry development, education and scholarship, research and innovation. Ongoing support is given to work with children and youth, chaplaincy, education, families' ministry, fresh expression, local preachers, rural ministries, the ONE Programme and VentureFX.   


Administration and Technology including Database

Internal Services Manager:
Sarah Wadman
020 7467 5291  


Church & Community Development Coordinator:
Penny Fuller

Charity Registration

Louise Wilkins
020 7467 5278  

Children and Youth

Coordinator Church and Community Development:
Penny Fuller
020 7467 5205  


Joanne Balmforth
0161 235 6739   

Jean Haynes
0161 235 6722

The Conference, Methodist Council, Strategy and Resources Committee

Senior Governance Executive Officer:
Jane Bates
020 7467 5156   

Development and Personnel
Including candidating, stationing and immigration matters

Human Resources and Development Manager:
Sushila Jetha
020 7467 5198    

Discipleship and Ministries Learning Network

Director of Learning and Development Pathways:
The Revd Richard Andrew
020 7467 3775

Director of Learning and Development Regions:
Paul Taylor
020 7467 5295

Director of Scholarship, Research and Innovation:
The Revd Dr Stephen Skuce
020 7467 5105    

Learning & Development Coordinator Church and Community Development:
Penny Fuller
020 7467 5205

Learning & Development Coordinator Discipleship Development:
Dr Tony Moodie
01246 584214

Learning & Development Coordinator Ministry Development:
The Revd Paul Wood
020 7467 5276 

Learning & Development Coordinator Bristol & West Midlands:
Geoff Bond
07799 900486

Learning & Development Coordinator Cymru Wales:
Amy Adams

Learning & Development Coordinator East Central:
Jane Bingham
07799 900487

Learning & Development Coordinator East of England:
Richard Armiger
07799 900490

Learning & Development Coordinator London:
The Revd Dr Joanne Cox-Darling
07969 292581  

Learning & Development Coordinator North East:
Tricia Mitchell
07799 900454

Learning & Development Coordinator North West & Mann:
Alison Ransome
07799 900474

Learning & Development Coordinator Scotland & Shetland: 
Gary Williams

Learning & Development Coordinator Southern & Islands:
Natalie Newton 

Learning & Development Coordinator South West:
Alison Ball
07799 902583

Learning & Development Coordinator Yorkshire Plus:
Rachel McCallam
07799 900478   


The Revd Neil A Stubbens
020 7467 3520 


Barbara Easton
020 7467 5249 

Engagement (Heritage, Fundraising and Marketing)

Director of Engagement:
Jo Hibbard
020 7467 5257 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Jennifer Crook
020 7467 5292  


Coordinator Discipleship Development:
Dr Tony Moodie
01246 584214 

Facilities and Property

Richard Farmery
020 7467 5190 

Faith and Order

The Revd Nicola Price-Tebbutt
020 7467 5115 

Financial Operations

Maureen Sebanakitta
020 7467 5139   

Forces Board

The Revd Robert Jones
020 7467 5289 

Fresh Expressions

The Revd Graham Horsley
020 7486 5502
01252 546525  

Financial Reporting and Control

Peter Matovu
020 7467 3787  


Hermira Nelson-Okrafor
020 7467 3531

Fundraising Officer: 
Edel Meremikwu
0207 467 3532 

Gift Aid and Donations Manager:
Eugene Rutayisire
020 7467 5129  

Grants, Connexional and Landfill Trust

Team Leader:
Julian Bond
020 7467 5178

Grants, Ministerial benefits

Administrator, Finance Office:
Deborah Nyamekye
020 7467 5264 

Human Resources - General enquiries

HR & Development Coordinator:
Alex Taylor
020 7467 3788 


Owen Roberts
020 7467 5164 

Internet Communications

Dave Webster
020 7467 5279 

Joint Public Issues Team JPIT

Team Leader and Policy Adviser:
Rachel Lampard
020 7467 5248 

Legal and Constitutional Practice

Louise Wilkins
020 7467 5278 

Local Preachers

Administrative Matters:
020 7467 3774

General Enquiries:
The Revd Paul Wood
020 7467 5276 

Media Office

Lead Media Officer:
Michael Ivatt
020 7467 5191

Media Officer:
Toby Fairclough
020 7467 5208 

Methodist Ministers Pension Scheme

Amanda Amor
020 7467 5258 


Coordinator Ministry Development:
The Revd Paul Wood
020 7467 5276 

Ministerial oversight MCPOC and other matters

Ministerial Co-ordinator for Oversight of Ordained Ministries:
The Revd Dr Jonathan Hustler
020 7467 5212 

Online Suite of Applications

Verena Thim
020 7467 5199 

Tom Lee
020 7467 5122

Payroll and Benefits

Payments Manager:
020 7467 3530 

Publishing and Communications

Director of Publishing and Communications:
Andy Jackson
020 7467 5111 


Director of Scholarship, Research and Innovation:
The Revd Dr Stephen Skuce
020 7467 5105 


Tim Carter  
020 7467 5110

Safeguarding Team Coordinator:
Marilia Rocha
020 7467 5110 

Venture FX and Methodist Pioneering Pathways

Pioneering Ministries Coordinator:
The Revd Ian Bell
07896 000112 


Linda Robotham
020 7467 5192 

World Church Relationships

Team Leader:
David Friswell
020 7467 5153

Partnership Coordinator Africa:
Dr Olubunmi Olayisade
020 7467 5163

Partnership Coordinator Americas:
Sandra Lopez
020 7467 5160

Partnership Coordinator Asia-Pacific:
Steve Pearce
020 7467 5161

Partnership Coordinator Europe:
Roy Crowder
020 7467 5162

Partnership Support Officer:
Syntiche Dedji
020 7467 5298 

Worship Leaders

Coordinator Ministries Development:
The Revd Paul Wood
020 7467 5276 

Youth President

Tim Annan
07799 900459 

Connexional Offices in Manchester

The connexional offices in Manchester dealing with some aspects of property and the work of the Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes will retain their own contact details but the reception staff at MCH will also be able to put people through.

Support Service Manchester
0161 235 6722
Central Buildings, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ   directions

0161 235 6770
Central Buildings, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ   directions

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