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Staff

Introduction

There is a small but dedicated team of staff.   We all need your prayers!

General Manager

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We will shortly be advertising for a new Chief Executive Officer.

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Office Manager

Clare Harms

Clare

Clare took on the role of office manager in May, two days a week, and then in July went full-time.

She finds her previous experience, bringing up four daughters, an immense help in juggling the various demands of the job.

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Finance Assistant

Hazel Rogers

Hazel

Hazel joined us in 2012 as Office Manager but switched to her new role at the beginning of July.

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LITE Course Manager

Stuart Leitch

Stuart

Stuart runs the LITE Course having joined CCM in September 2010. Stuart has lived in Bristol for 11 years, serving previously as a minister at Alma Church, Clifton. He is part of the Life Recovery Group which meets at Pip n Jay.

He is married to Natalie and has 3 children, and in his spare time he loves cycling, swimming, football, badminton and gardening. He has a particular interest in the relationship between Spirituality and psychology.

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LITE Course Assistant Manager

Sophy Westendarp

Sophy

Sophy assists Stuart in running the LITE course 4 days a week. She volunteered with CCM since moving to Bristol in 2011 with a particular focus on LITE and joined the team in June 2012.

She is also part of the Life Recovery Group team and lives in the LoveBristol community house.

Her background is in performing arts and in her spare time she likes dancing, theatre, films, knitting and gardening.

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Wild Goose Manager

Jonnie Angel

Angel Delight

Jonnie became the Wild Goose Cafe Manager in May 2014 having worked as Duty Manager since January 2012. Jonnie has also been working with the Life Recovery Group since September 2011. He has a heart for the poor and working with vulnerable people in all areas of society. He is blessed with three sons who are now all teenagers..

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Assistant Wild Goose Managers

Katy Gough

Katy

Katy has been an answer to prayer for us all in the Wild Goose.

She came to us from Trinity Theological College where she had worked as Deputy Catering Manager for 8 years. She believes that the Lord called her to join us.

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Karen Robinson

Karen

After several years telling stories through a variety of formats across Christian broadcasting, media and publishing companies I hung up my story board and donned an apron in October last year to win the chance to come alongside Bristol's vulnerable and needy. It's certainly been a challenge to exchange print production for food production of the "ready steady cook" variety en masse.

I joined the Wild Goose team as assistant drop in manager in 2013 and haven't had a dull moment since. Deep down my heart has always remained set on sharing God's transforming message of love especially with the outcast, poor and vulnerable. So it's been a great joy and privilege to join forces with likeminded brothers and sisters across this city to do just that.

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Esther ...and Allotment Coordinator

Esther

I have recently (2013) joined the Wild Goose team as a part-time Assistant Drop-In Manager. I began volunteering at the Wild Goose just over a year ago and absolutely loved it! I love cooking and really enjoy working with people.

I have worked for a number of years in the catering industry and have recently done a diploma in substance misuse with a charity called Life For The World. I am very excited about being part of this great team here at Crisis Centre Ministries. I am really looking forward to getting stuck in and enjoying this new season of my life.

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Spring of Hope Coordinator

Val Thompson

Val

Val has been working for CCM since December 2011, before which she was a volunteer in The Wild Goose. Val previously was a Youth Worker and still works once a week for Kings Kitchen. Val is married to Alfie and they have two boys.

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Spring of Hope Assistant Coordinator

Carla McGregor

Carla

Carla initially volunteered with Spring of Hope before joining the staff team in 2013....

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Volunteer Coordinator

Steve Smith

Steve

Steve joined us at the beginning of July 2009.

Steve was a bank clerk before stumbling into the Anglican ministry whilst at Trinity College. After a curacy in Fulham was surprised to return to Bristol to start a church in the new town of Bradley Stoke in 1985. The church was built in 1990 and Steve went down with M.E. in 1992, which ultimately led to retirement in 2001.

He did various voluntary things after this including St Peter's Hospice; Chaplain at Bristol Cathedral and half a day at CCM. On discovering, 'by accident', the advert for a Volunteer Support Coordinator he applied and the rest as they say is his story.

Steve is married to Liz and has children.

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Head of Fundraising

Yan Lau

Yan

Yan joined us in May 2013. She has many years of fundraising experience with other charities including the World Wide Fund for Nature.

Yan grew up in Bristol and has worked in London and Hong Kong. She has a heart to show practical help to those in need and enjoys creating opportunities for others to help also.

Yan loves cycling and reading.

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Fundraising Assistant

Holly Lloyd

Holly

Holly joined us in August 2014. Although she did a French degree, she spent her free time at University campaigning and fundraising for Amnesty International.

Holly grew up in Bristol and is pleased to have moved back to the city to join the team at CCM.

In her spare time she likes baking, swimming, films and music.

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Fund Raiser

Martin Firth

Martin

Martin Firth is currently our temporary Fund Raiser.

Elevated from volunteer duties in the Wild Goose, where his specialism was dishwasher and toilet maintenance, this is the second sabbatical from such duties in the space of eighteen months.

He is a retired academic who still dabbles in Music lecturing.

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Foodbank Manager

Andy Irwin

Andy

Andy joined us in 2012...

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Assistant Foodbank Manager

Sally Hunter

Sally

Sally moved here from her previous job in London in May 2014 and has been a welcome addition to the team at East Bristol Foodbank.

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