to people with life-disrupting problems
There is a small but dedicated team of staff. We all need your prayers!
Paul used to run software projects in the insurance industry, and has been part of the team leadership of several churches. He helped create and deliver the Snowball training programme for Europe Now, which is part of Open Air Campaigners.
Paul joined CCM in October 2000. He is involved in a number of networking roles, serving on the Steering Group of BCAN (the Bristol Christian Action Network) and the BCAN Homeless Forum, and as a Vice-Chair of Voscur (Bristol's Council for Voluntary Services).
Outside CCM, Paul is married to Sue. They have three boys. They are a part of Highgrove Church. Paul is on the board of the Bristol FareShare ('FareShare South West'), and in his spare time maintains an extensive personal web site, with articles, general resources, and information about the other areas he and Sue are involved in.
Hazel joined us in 2012...
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.
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.
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..
Vacancy to be advertised soon
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.
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.
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.
Carla initially volunteered with Spring of Hope before joining the staff team in 2013....
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.
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.
Andy joined us in 2012...