We believe that each person has a calling: a calling from God to follow Christ and a calling to serve in the Church and in the world. In this calling and serving we live life in all its fullness.  The ministries team is here to enable each person in their discernment and service. We look forward to working with you.

Paul Wood, Interim Director of the Ministries Team

The ministries team exists to equip the Methodist Church by training, developing and supporting those called by God to serve in lay and ordained ministry.

Our work:

  • to oversee the processes of vocational discernment and training for lay and ordained ministries
  • to celebrate the vocational call and ensure our processes are enabling all ministries
  • to equip those in ministry to witness to the transformative power of the gospel
  • to resource, support and encourage ongoing theological reflection and ministry development
  • to develop the worshipping life of the Methodist Church as a response to Our Calling


Called to Ordained Ministry?
Candidating for Ministry
Competencies for Ministry
Continuing Development in Ministry
Conversations on Ministry during Covid and beyond 
Flexible Working for Ministers
Local Preachers
Mental Health and Wellbeing for Ministers
Ministerial Covenant (Draft)
Ministerial Development Review (MDR)
Ministers of other Churches [and Conferences]
Ministry Reports
Reflective and conversation spaces 
Supernumerary Ministers
Worship Leaders
Worship: Leading & Preaching

Event Calendar


Meet the Team

The Revd Dr Andrew Wood, Head of Ministries


The Revd Paul Wood, Interim Director of the Ministries Team


  • Oversight of the Team
  • Continuing Development in Ministry
  • Superintendents’ Induction and Conferences
  • Chairs’ Induction
  • Ministerial Covenant (Code of Conduct)
  • Sabbaticals
  • Ministerial Wellbeing

The Revd Dr Jonathan Dean, Director of Learning for Ministry

  • Methodist-Related Higher Education Institutions
  • Higher Education Awards
  • Research and Scholarship
  • Methodist Schools Link
  • Apprenticeship Levy

The Revd Dr Claire Potter
, Ministerial Co-ordinator for Oversight of Ordained Ministries


  • Ordinations
  • Candidates’ Support
  • Initial Stationing
  • DPS Training
  • Ministerial Candidates and Probationers Oversight Committee (MCPOC)
  • Ministers of Other Churches and Conferences (MOCC)/Recognized and Regarded Oversight
  • Stationing Matching Group (SMG)

Bob Bartindale, Officer for Worship and Local Preachers

  • Local Preachers
  • Worship Leaders
  • Bible Month
  • Worship: Leading & Preaching Course
  • Faith & Worship Course

Alison Ransome, Vocations Advisor


  • Vocations Strategy
  • Vocational Exploration Materials
  • 28-30 Years in Ministry Retreat
  • Ministry Development Projects

Gary Hopkins, Ministry Development Officer

  • Chaplaincy
  • Lay Ministries
  • Circuit and Church Stewards
  • Local Lay Leadership

Jane Bingham, Ministry Development Officer

  • Supervision
  • Ministerial Development Review (MDR)
  • Ministers' Conversation and Reflection Spaces - Including Years 4 and 5 and Mid-Ministry
  • Retirement

Christine Dutton, 
Officer & Tutor in Evangelism & Leadership

  • Evangelism and Leadership in Ministry

Kim Osborne, Senior Administrator

  • Stationing
  • Student Bursaries
  • Allocations
  • Chaplaincy
  • Forces Board
  • Ministerial Candidates and Probationers Oversight Committee (MCPOC)
  • Stationing Matching Group
  • Ministers of Other Churches and Conferences (MOCC) Stationing

Alice Arbon, Administrator


  • Candidates' Support
  • Local Preachers

Alizé Kocadag, Administrator

Gabriella Mahadeva, Administrator


  • Retirement Courses
  • Recharge
  • Ministers of Other Churches and Conferences (MOCC) Year
  • First Moves in Ministry
  • Ordination Exploration Days
  • Superintendents (Conferences and Inductions)

Sydney McMichael, Administrator


  • Supervision
  • Ministries Committee Manses Group


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