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 PenderYouth Ministry
I joined Trinity in 2017 and I’m a local. That’s right, I’m from the paradise city that is Reading!
I’ve been involved with youth work in Reading on-and-off since 2009, and have been blessed to work for Youth With A Mission seeing a little of what God is doing in locations as widespread as Moldova, China, USA, Turkey and Greece. Now I am back and seeing what He is doing here – which is changing lives as usual. The best bit of my job is getting to chat to people, so come and say hello (there are normally biscuits!)
Ann BakerPastoral Development and Children and Family Ministry
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.
Bethan JonesSenior Steward/Churchwarden
Lisa WaiteJunior Church Co-ordinator
Rod EadesChair of Church Council and Trustees