Who we are

The Shropshire Hope Organising Team comprises:

  • Leslie Burke* – Pastor of Telford Elim Community Church
  • Bernard Langford – joined the team in May 2016; read his profile
  • Pauline Mack* – Loving Telford
  • Dave Matthias – an Elder of Barnabas Community Church, Shrewsbury
  • Geoff Nankivell – recently Chair of Churches Together in Oswestry & District
  • Jane Newey – Pray for Schools England Co-ordinator
  • Mark Savill* – leader of the North Shropshire Methodist Youth Choir
  • Johanna Woodhouse – who is involved with Youth activities in South Shropshire

* denotes a Trustee of Shropshire Hope together with the following former Members of the Organising Team

  • Tim Coles* – Pastor of Telford Elim
  • Stephen Derges* – previously Pastor of Bridgnorth Baptist Church
  • Mervyn Smith* – a businessman from Highley

Our “Council of Reference” includes:

  • Rt. Revd. Alistair Magowan – Anglican Bishop of Ludlow
  • Rt. Revd. Mark Davies – Roman Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury
  • Revd. Steve Faber – Moderator West Midlands URC Synod
  • Revd. Rachel Parkinson – Chair, Methodist Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury District
  • Revd. Alison Mackay – Regional Minister, Heart of England Baptist Association
  • Rt. Revd. Mark Rylands – Anglican Bishop of Shrewsbury

We are very grateful to our Council of Reference for their wisdom, support and practical assistance.