I started my adventure here as Minister back in September 2007 having spent four years as a curate in an inner-city Anglican church in Bradford. Prior to that I used to work in international development.
I’m married to Jo, who originally trained and worked in London as a textile designer, then became full-time mum to our three, now grown up children and now works in children’s social care.
As a family we’ve lived in Zimbabwe, Uganda and Tanzania. Life has been wonderfully varied! I became a Christian in Zimbabwe when I was 19 and have been involved in a variety of churches over the years from house churches and Anglican cell churches in the UK, to the Anglican Cathedral in Kampala and the International Baptist Church in Dar es Salaam.
I studied Anthropology and Development Studies at Swansea and Sussex universities and theology at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford. I used to love long distance running and tennis but arthritis has got the better of my hips so now I mainly road bike and swim. I also have a great love for the outdoors.
Sam Ruck PenderAssociate Pastor with responsibility for Youth and Young Adults
We are delighted to welcome Sam back in this new role.
Ann BakerChildren and Families Pastor
I joined Trinity in 2006 as a part-time Pastoral Worker after many years working in Special Educational Needs.
After being ordained as an elder within the URC, I studied Contextual Theology at Bangor University specialising in pastoral care.
When I joined Trinity I thought I was moving away from working with children but God had other plans and my role soon developed to encompass Children and Family Ministry. This means I can be delivering Nursery Service or Messy Church one day and taking communion to the elderly or housebound the next. Challenging at times but always immensely rewarding, and very often great fun!
I’m passionate about intergenerational activities and truly believe that God has a role for us all.
Lisa WaiteOperations Support Co-Ordinator and Junior Church Co-ordinator
In role from Jan 2022.
Anna MeadowsOperations Support Co-Ordinator
I’ve worshipped at Trinity for about 14 years now and enjoyed helping out with children’s activities. It’s been great to get more involved and the new role has certainly kept us on our toes! It’s great to have the balance of the paid role and volunteering for children’s work, Re:Fresh cafe and community lunches.
Bethan JonesSenior Steward/Churchwarden
Rod EadesChair of Church Council and Trustees