Team

Meet our team of Trustees and Staff

Trustees

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.

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.

Staff

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.

Ian Geere is the Trust Operations Manager and 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.

Juliet Kilpin

Mike Nimz

Ruth Wilde is the Outreach Worker for Christian Peacemaker Teams in the UK and also works part-time as National Coordinator for the charity Inclusive Church. All this keeps her pretty busy, but she also finds time to spend with her wife Ellie and their friends, many of whom either belong to their Quaker meeting or are part of the ecumenical house group called ‘Peacemeal’ that they helped set up in South Birmingham. Ruth is passionate about justice for all marginalised people, and has written a dissertation about the inclusive ethical call of John’s Gospel.