The East Central Region

Meet the Team


Nigel Pimlott is a Learning & Development Officer for the East Central region, aligned with the Nottingham & Derby District. As a trainer, thinker, strategist and coach he has a passion for mission, innovation, creativity and helping people make a difference in the world. Nigel’s main areas of work are pioneer ministry, safeguarding and church/circuit visioning.

Contact Nigel  |  07799 900468 



Gillian Thomas is a Learning & Development Officer for the East Central region, aligned with the Lincolnshire District. Gill has worked for the statutory and charity sectors in various parts of England and her passions lie in social justice and equipping people to be the change in their world. Her main areas of work are children and family ministry, youth work, lay workers support and 3Generate.

Contact Gillian  |  07799 902581 



Michael Wadsworth is a Learning & Development Officer. He has a passion for teaching, biblical studies and theological reflection and particularly loves to help people to read the Bible with greater confidence and expectancy. He has spent the last two years working for Fusion UK. Prior to this he spent 9 years serving churches in Basingstoke and Derby as youth worker, student worker and teaching pastor. In his spare time he tutors for King's School of Theology and is completing an MA. Michael lives in community in Derby and worships as part of a small, experimental church plant.

Contact Michael  |  07791 036801





If you want to see events outside our region, click on the black X next to the word 'tags' on the top of the calendar. 

Our Priorities for 2019/2020

Although we will aim to help you with any learning or development that you or your church need, we also have key areas of work that we are focussing on in any given year. We seek to support the Methodist Church to fulfil Our Calling by offering focused support in these areas: 

  • Children and Young People
  • Supporting those who lead worship
  • Leadership skills and support lay and ordained
  • Pioneer Ministry
  • Local church ministry
  • Supporting ageing congregations & exploring spirituality and ageing 


Get in Touch

You can contact us directly using the details above, or you can follow us on Twitter or Facebook (see below). 

We also have a regular e-newsletter, featuring upcoming events, news and comment from around the region. Click here to read our latest issue. Get future issues direct to your inbox by entering your email address and clicking 'subscribe' below. 



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