The Communications Team
The Communications Team is here to help the Church communicate well so that it can fulful its Calling.
Please contact us for help with communication issues, questions or suggestions.
And please do let us know about the exciting ways God is moving where you are so that we can share the good news.
Director of Communications
Jillian oversees the work of the Digital and Media teams. She supports the work of the Safeguarding, Evangelism and Growth and Learning and Development teams and attends Methodist Council meetings.
Jillian was trained as a radio journalist by the BBC and worked for the Corporation for over 20 years in radio and TV. She left the BBC to work in the Church of England’s communications office as a broadcast specialist and then moved to Oxfam’s media office.
She has a particular interest in training and equipping people and church congregations with skills to tell stories and communicate the work they’re doing with outside audiences.
Lead Media Officer
Mike supports the Global Relationships and the Evangelism and Growth teams within the Connexional team. He is also the producer of The Methodist Podcast and the Week Ahead e-newsletter.
Prior to working for the Methodist Church, he was head of media at the military charity SSAFA supporting the families of injured service personnel and those killed in service. He was also the media lead for Kent Police specialising in families and media liaison.
He began his career in radio, working on programmes including Something Understood, Pause for Thought and The Chart Show.
Lead Media Officer
Anna supports the work of the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT), the Presidency, Evangelism and Growth team and in other areas including Property, Heritage and Education.
Anna has worked as a communications specialist in a number of faith settings including for the Church of England and the Church Commissioners nationally, at a diocesan level and for a cathedral.
She has written for faith publications including the Church Times and the Methodist Recorder and has a background in law having qualified as a solicitor.
Director of Digital Engagement
Ben oversees the work of the Digital team and provides strategic vision for the wider Connexional Team. He works alongside Publishing Services, Evangelism and Growth, and Learning and Development teams to prioritise a consistent digital-first policy that serves the wider Church.
Prior to working for the Methodist Church, Ben spent more than six and a half years working in digital communications for the Church of England and has previously worked in marketing for Spring Harvest and their parent organisation, Essential Christian.
He is particularly interested in how technology and platforms can be leveraged to serve the need of churches and organisations on the ground, in order to prioritise the local need.
Digital Content Manager
Dave oversees digital platforms and content for the Connexional Team, including the Methodist Church website and others, the Methodist Church app, social media, email newsletters, video and audio.
Dave started working in website development in the 1990s and also has experience in feature writing and film and video production.
Digital Content Officer
Oli is involved in developing the website and social media of the Methodist Church in Britain, as well as producing videos and content to help resources the church.
He has a MA in Scriptwriting and is always looking for ways to bring storytelling into his work and the wider church.
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