Meet our team of Trustees and Staff


Stuart Murray Williams works as a trainer/consultant under the auspices of the Anabaptist Network and is one of the coordinators of Urban Expression and he is also Chair of the Trustees.

Tim Foley works with Mennonite Mission Network, an agency that facilitates mission around the world on behalf of the Mennonite Church in the USA.

Diane Stitt Melchert – ‘Having been a Mennonite Anabaptist all my adult life, I was gratified to find that there are Mennonites and other Anabaptists in the UK when I moved here from the USA.’ Diane is an ordained Mennonite minister living and ministering in Oxford.

Linda Wilson has been involved with the Anabaptist Network in various ways over many years, having found much about Anabaptism that resonated with her own spirituality. She is a church historian.

Gerald BarlowA Religious Dissenter all my life, crystallising thinking over last few decades. After training for Mission Ministry at Spurgeon’s College I ministered in a church, planted one and then worked as a representative advocate for a Union caring for Faith Workers who fell foul of their superiors. I have kept a semi-day job alive and find my heart in the Anabaptist Tradition.’

Ros Parkes lives in Devon with her husband Martin and two children. She spends her time working in a public library, reading novels and playing with the children, on Dartmoor and the beach when possible! She has been involved with the Anabaptist Network for many years, having previously been part of the steering group. She was part of a CPT delegation to Colombia.

Andy Potter is currently Associate Minister at Bessels Green Baptist Church in Sevenoaks.  He is married to Sarah and they have four children.  Andy has been involved in Mennonite witness to the UK since the mid-1980s when he was a resident at the LMC.


Ian Geere is the Trust Operations Manager. His has a background in both Chartered Accountancy and Baptist Ministry. He has served on the governing bodies of several organisations, and has enjoyed previous experiences working alongside Urban Expression and the Anabaptist Network. Ian is based in Manchester with his family, and revelling in his new-found part-time status. In his spare time, he is trying to work out what the future holds for Christianity and it’s expression beyond traditional church.

Alex Ellish is a Development Worker for The Mennonite Trust helping to organise a variety of events and initiatives to inform people about the work of the Trust and the contribution Anabaptist-Mennonite values can make to people’s lives. Alex lives in Harold Hill in the far East End of London with her husband Phil, daughter Gracie and son James. Alex is an ordained Baptist minister working with Church 123. When not mothering, wifing or pastoring, Alex is trying to brush up on her piano skills, finish reading a whole book and developing her feminist side.

Mike Nimz

Juliet Kilpin