MINISTERS &

CHURCH LEADERS

Chris is a local lad having spent his formative years near Wolverhampton. With a degree in Economics Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant and worked in the profession for ten years. Having trained at The Queen’s Foundation in Birmingham Chris joined the Wolverhampton circuit in 2013 and was ordained in 2015. Chris is passionate about the radical hospitality of God and social justice. Chris loves reading, ballroom dancing, watching cricket and catching the bus.

(Chris is minister at Darlington St. East Park and Stratton St. and is also circuit superintendent)

Rev. Teddy Siwila

Teddy has served as a minister of the word and sacrament for 23 years in the United Church of Zambia. He is married to Muulo and they have three boys. He is enthusiastic about what Christ has done in his life and this gives the urge to share the good news with a clear sense of the world as the context for Ministry. He is looking forward to new experiences in ministry in the Wolverhampton circuit. Teddy is a fan of Chelsea FC and loves spending time with family and friends, listening and singing Gospel, watching action movies, EPL, cricket and listening to sky news... ask him the latest news and he will keenly tell you...!

(Teddy is minister at Springdale and Wombourne)

Rev. Dr. Paul Nzacahayo

Rev. Paul Nzacahayo joins the Wolverhampton Circuit with 30 years’ experience of ministry in various places both in Rwanda and UK. This experience continues to be enriched by his commitment to cross-cultural and pastoral ministry.

As well as having pastoral responsibilities for Beckminster Methodist Church, Paul will continue to teach at Queens Foundation for Ecumenical Education. Paul is excited about joining the Wolverhampton Circuit; he writes: ‘It is an honour and a privilege to have been invited to serve God and his people in the circuit. The conversations I had with members of the church at Beckminster and those on Circuit Leadership Team convinced me that I am joining an active and mission inspired ministry’. 

 

(Paul is minister at Beckminster)

Rev. Barry Welch

After 21 years working as a Quantity Surveyor and Commercial Manager in the construction industry, Barry trained for ministry at Westminster College, Cambridge. He served in the Methodist/URC South East Northumberland Ecumenical Area for 10 years, with 5 years as Area President. Barry's congregations were in Ashington, Newbiggin and Widdrington Station. He's a Londoner by background (28 years) and lived in Winchester for 12 years. Barry's a West Ham fan, loves Italy and watching (rather than doing) sport. He is the minister at St Andrew’s Church (Methodist/URC) in Sedgley and the URC Area Minister for South Staffordshire & the Black Country.

(Barry is minister at St Andrew's in Sedgley)

Rev. Dr. Joanne Cox-Darling

Joanne Cox-Darling is a Presbyter with a mission and evangelism specialism.  She is keen to encourage people to notice where God is at work in their daily lives.  She is a passionate communicator, and offers creativity and innovation into the teams she is part of.  Joanne is the Chair of the Christian Enquires Agency ( www.christianity.org.uk ), and serves the Southlands Methodist Church at the University of Roehampton.  Most recently, Joanne has undertaken a beginner’s photography course, and has rediscovered both a love of learning, and the impact of powerful imagery to host conversation and debate.  Joanne is married to Australian-born Jayson, and they have a child who is discovering the world one adventure at a time. 

(Jo is minister at Brewood, Codsall and Coven)

Rev. Samantha Hagerman

Stationed as a probationer presbyter, I’ve just moved to Wolverhampton from Sussex. Born and bred in South Africa, I’ve lived in Malawi, London, Buckinghamshire, Sark and Guernsey. I trained as a special needs teacher in the post-compulsory sector, and loved the challenge and delight that my role gave me. The journey so far has been varied and interesting and I look forward to what God has planned for this chapter. I long to see conversations about God in the public square as part of our everyday lives. Being part of the church isn’t just about Sundays, it’s about the whole of life.

(Samantha is minister at Cranmer, Fallings Park and Fordhouses)

Rev. Glennys Bamford

Glennys is a Yorkshire woman, with a deep love of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.  She read theology at Leeds University, and then worked in circuits in different parts of England, including Wolverhampton. Glennys married Roland, also a minister, and have two daughters and two grandchildren. They shared a partnership in ministry that stimulated and broadened their understanding of the gospel and ministry. He died in 2009 after a prolonged and difficult illness. Glennys tries to exercise a pastorally centred ministry, and seeks to respond to the challenge of communicating the Gospel in a way that is relevant and meaningful in today’s world.

(Glennys is minister at Rakegate)

Mrs. Nicola Turner

I’m originally from Thurso in north Scotland but moved to Wolverhampton in 2007. I have a BA hons degree in schools, youth, community work and applied theology. I started working for Wolverhampton pioneer ministries in 2012 as a youth outreach worker. In June 2017, I started my new role as WPM team leader and lay pioneer minister. I love how in this role I am able to explore different ways to engage with young adults as they explore life with Jesus, and build relationships with young people in need within our city. I’ve been married to Andy, a local music teacher and Wolves supporter, for 5 years, which makes me a Wolves fan by default. I Love chocolate, arts and crafts, watching movies and finding any excuse to bake.

(Nicola is the leader of WPM - Wolverhampton Pioneer Ministries)

Rev. William Davis

Rev. William Edmund Davis joins the Wolverhampton Circuit in September 2018 with 23 years experience of ministry in Ghana as the Director of Christian Education, and in the UK, as Chaplain to the Ghanaian Methodist Fellowship and also having pastoral responsibilities for two congregations in the New River Circuit.

William has a passion for children/youth work, mission and evangelism, church growth and allowing the Holy Spirit to use our gifts for the edification of the church. William is married to Vashti, and they have four children: William, Margaret, Roosevelt and George.

(William is minister at Bilston, Bradley, Lanesfield and Stowlawn)

Rev. Steve Jackson

Steve originates from Darlington in the North East. He joined the team in 2016. Steve worked as a youth worker in central London before going on to train at Cliff College in Derbyshire and then later at Wesley College in Bristol. He spent 5 years as minister in Wallasey on the Wirral and then 16 years in the Gornal & Sedgley Circuit. He is the minister of Hurst Hill, St. John's and Upper Ettingshall churches. Steve is passionate to see the church taking risk and trying new things. He is married to Kate and they have two wonderful children, and a recently adopted cat called Jess!

(Steve is minister at Hurst Hill, St. John's, Upper Ettingshall)

Rev. Steve Singleton

Tel. 07986 093911 - E mail - steve.singleton51@yahoo.co.uk

How we see ourselves and how others might see us can be quite different. On the face of it I am a balding pensioner with an expanding waistline! Not exactly an ageing rocker; but I do enjoy a wide range of music from pop to country & western and classical; though not rap!! I still retain a mischievous twinkle in my eye, though I need glasses to read! I am still a bit of a child at heart. I am still moved by sunsets and the sunlight on water and majestic mountains and the beauty and fragrance of a rose. I find great delight in my little grandchildren and love seeing them. My journey as a christian began over 50 years ago and it has involved lots of new personal discoveries about my Lord, and myself, through the ups and downs of life; a journey that, I suspect, has still much to teach me. Though I wonder whether I am an old dog trying to learn new tricks! Fortunately, I still passionately believe in a God who can enable old men to have dreams and a Saviour who still can change hearts and minds as well as lives. 

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