Chair of Invitation Committee
I had been part of the CLT as the Senior Circuit Steward for a full term and was also involved in supporting the then Chair of the Invitation Committee, Viv Kershaw, in writing the Circuit profiles used in Staffing. When Viv moved to be Circuit Meeting Secretary it made sense to stand as the next Chair of the Invitation Committee to use my skills and knowledge of the Circuit, that had been developed in that role. I have been elected to that post each year since 2017. As part of "Staffing and Staff well being" I work alongside Andy Pinks within stream 5.
I have always been active within my church and the Coventry Circuit, including having been secretary of the Circuit Education & Youth Committee many years ago. I have been a voluntary youth Leader; worked in the junior church; involved young people in leading worship; trained as a worship leader; been a church steward and became a qualified local preacher in 2006. I have been a Tutor for new Local Preachers since 2008, as I have a background in Education and training in supporting professional development.
The outreach and witness of the Methodist Church in its local communities is a priority for me.