The Southern & Islands team

Natalie Newton 

Natalie started her working life as a Youth and Community Worker for 8 years in the Wakefield Methodist Circuit, where she was the link between the church and the young people living in some of the poorest areas in West Yorkshire. She also ran a nightclub chaplaincy project and co-founded Wakefield Street Angels.

Natalie has also worked as the SouthWest Coordinator for The Leprosy Mission, where she found a passion for serving the poorest, broken and most overlooked in our worldwide community. In the past few years she has moved back to working within churches and was the National Children's and Youth Work officer for the URC and has written Adult Safeguarding training and policies for the Baptist Union of Great Britain.

Natalie lives in leafy Surrey with her husband Andy and their Dalmation Toby. In her spare time she enjoys all sorts of crafting and dreams one day of owning her own kiln.

Regional Cooridnator (Church and Comunity) Southern & Islands. Email:


Katie Deadman 

Katie worked as a teacher of Religious Education at GCSE level and Sociology at A' Level before joining the Learning Network. Prior to teaching she worked as a Writer and Editor, within the fields of children's literature, biographies, travel, features and cookery, and as a Support Worker to disadvantaged youth within the care of Social Services. She is also frequently employed as a voice over talent. Katie holds a First Class degree in Psychology and Sociology and a PGCE Masters Level in Religious Education for secondary and sixth form teaching. 

Learning & Development Officer (Discipleship Development) Southern & Islands. Email:


Graham Hindle 

Graham leads on small group, whole-life discipleship support and the communications strategy for the region. Graham also has a special interest in conflict resolution in faith communities.

Learning & Development Officer (Discipleship Development), Southern & Islands. Email:


Adrian Roux

Adrian is a presbyter who joined the DMLN from South Africa.  Adrian has ministered in the local church, as superintendent, and as district mission coordinator. He was involved in the formation of ministers at the MCSA's Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary, where he developed curricula and taught Biblical Studies and Theology. He has an MTh in Theology and Development (cum laude).

Adrian is passionate about mission, healing and growing the church, studying the gospels (particularly Mark) and the Pauline writings, and learning to follow Jesus more closely. Adrian has much, and diverse, experience in mission projects working with social welfare, establishing 'drop in' centres, a football club, and a shelter and school for street children.   Much of his ministry has gravitated towards education and he has been involved in the formation of three schools for the underprivileged and served on the board of Epworth (an independent Methodist School in Pietermaritzburg).

Adrian is married to Stephanie and they have three children, Josie, Mark and Ethan.

Learning & Development Officer (Ministry Development) Southern & Islands. Email: 


Kathy O'Loughlin

Kathy began her working life as a Speech and Language Therapist in Manchester. She moved South, and after training, was ordained in the Anglican church.

She worked in her local parish, specialising in community projects before becoming a member staff of the  Southern Theological Education and Training Scheme (STETS) in Salisbury. Her remit on the course included ministry in secular employment, ethnography, death and bereavement and pastoral care.

For the last eight years she has been responsible for two rural parishes in North Hampshire. She is passionate about rural ministry and the role of the church in building up small communities. 

Learning & Development Officer (Church & Community Development) Southern & Islands. Email:  

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