The West Midlands Region

Meet the Team

Geoff Bond is the Learning & Development Coordinator for the West Midlands region. Geoff has a Masters in Theology and post graduate Diploma in Business Studies, as well as being a registered Social Worker. He has particular interest and experience in Evangelism, Church Growth and Discipleship Development. Geoff also has experience in church planting and reseeding, chaplaincy, charity management, and is a founder and organiser of Navigating Change Conference. Married to Sarah with two grown-up children and a granddaughter, in his spare time, Geoff enjoys fly fishing, and visiting ancient Yew Trees.

Contact Geoff  |  07799 900486 

Jon Pedley is a Learning & Development Officer for the West Midlands region. With a background in education and youth & community work, Jon’s passion lies in creating thriving learning environments and crafting opportunities to stimulate the desire for deepening faith in Jesus. Being parents to incredible twins means he and his wife don’t have a lot of free time, but when he does have a spare moment, he enjoys reading, anything to do with nature, and watching rugby.

Contact Jon  |  07384 816483


Kerry Scarlett is a Learning & Development Officer for the West Midlands region.  Kerry is a Methodist Deacon who previously was Tutor within the Centre for Ministerial Formation at the Queen’s Foundation. Prior to this, Kerry’s appointments included circuit ministry, workplace chaplaincy, and the development of the West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network and the Adavu Project, a Birmingham District project supporting survivors of modern slavery. Prior to candidating, Kerry worked for the Methodist Church in Ireland, as Children’s Ministry Co-ordinator within the Connexional Team, and has a background in teaching and training. More recently, Kerry was interim pioneer minister from 2018-2019 at New Inclusive Church Birmingham.

Contact Kerry  |  07799 900472






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. These are chosen in consultation with both national and local leaders. If your area of interest isn't on this list, then please still get in touch. Our priorities this year are: 

  • Supporting and promoting Pioneering Pathways
  • Supporting Local Preachers and Worship Leaders, including tutors and mentors
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion work, including Positive Working Together
  • Evangelism and Growth initiatives, including circuit vision days and church planting work
  • Connecting Disciples: Local ( Lay Worker Support)
  • Children & Youth work, including 3Generate, support for workers, meetings and conference for children and families with additional needs, and The Gate Church Plant Support & Mentoring

Get in Touch

You can contact us directly using the details above, or you can follow us on Facebook below. We look forward to hearing from you. 


Share this