Our Synod Office Staff

Sheila
SheilaTrust & Property Secretary
Sheila Duncan is available to deal with your enquiries about any aspect of your buildings including leases, sales and purchases, together with matters for the Synod Property Committee.  She is also the first point of contact on trusteeship or any legal matters.  Sheila is normally available in the office from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm on Monday to Thursday or can be contacted here.
Jim
JimDevelopment Officer
Jim Coleman is available to help ministers and churches with any training or development issues and is keen to work with individuals, leadership teams or congregations. Jim can be reached at the Synod Office and can be contacted here Have a look at Jim’s Web Page
Hayley
HayleyFinance Manager
Hayley Brook is responsible for all accounting and Finance for the Synod, including making payments. Hayley normally works 9.15am to 3.00pm on Monday to Friday and can be contacted here.

Sally
SallyModerator's PA & Secretary
Sally Duxbury works as the Moderator’s Personal Assistant and also as Secretary catering for the general needs of the Office. Sally normally works 8.30am to 3.45pm Monday to Thursday and can be contacted here.
Anne
AnneInvestments Administrator/Secretary
Anne Ward has served the Synod for over 30 years!! In addition to being a Secretary she is the Investments Administrator for the Synod. Anne normally  works 7.15am to 4.00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday and can be contacted here.
Rachel
RachelFinance Assitant
Rachel Crawshaw is the newest member of staff, joining us at the beginning of 2018 as Finance Assistant, working alongside Hayley, but also helping out other members of the Team as needed. Rachel normally works 8.15am to 3.00pm Monday to Thursday and can be contacted here.

Chris
ChrisSynod Clerk
Chris Reed –
Kevin
KevinSynod Moderator
Revd Kevin Watson is our Moderator here in the Synod of Yorkshire, leading a busy life, caring pastorally for all our URC ministers (both serving and retired), and serving on various local, regional and national committees, for the URC and ecumenically. In addition to this, Kevin is also serving the national URC as Moderator to General Assembly 2016-18.

If you wish to contact Kevin, please get in touch with Sally in the first instance, here at the Synod Office, and she will let you know the best way of reaching him at that time.  Alternatively you can email Kevin here.

Ashley
AshleySynod Evangelist
Ashley is keen to enable churches and individuals to grow and to be confident about sharing our love for Jesus and Jesus love for all people.

Are you a church that wants to share the love of Jesus and His salvation message?

Would you like to be more missional in your community, but don’t know where to start?

I believe God wants to work with churches who want to live in relationship with the communities where they find themselves and are looking to enable mission & growth, who have a real desire to see change not only in the numbers of people coming to church but in a heart attitude toward how we might develop our relationship with God and those around us and share the gospel. To seek to live holy lives and call others to join us.’

Ashley can provide ‘impact sessions’ for Mission and care groups as well as speak at evangelistic events.

StefChildren and Young People Development Practioner
Stefanie Hoyle is our Children & Young People’s Development Practitioner for the northern area of the Synod.
She, (along with Megan Tillbrook) is responsible for helping to develop children and youth work and organises training and retreat days for workers and volunteers as well as residential and day events for youth, children and families. Due to the nature of this work, she has no fixed office hours and can be contacted by email
here.
MeganChildren and Young People Development Practioner
Megan Tillbrook is our Children & Young People’s Development Practitioner for the southern area of the Synod.
She, (along with Stefanie Hoyle) is responsible for helping to develop children and youth work and organises training and retreat days for workers and volunteers as well as residential and day events for youth, children and families. Due to the nature of this work, she has no fixed office hours and can be contacted by email
here.
Geraldine
GeraldineSafeguarding Adviser
Geraldine Sands has been in post for about 18 months, covering both Yorkshire and Northern Synods as Safeguarding Adviser working 2.5 days a week. She delivers and co-ordinates safeguarding training, helps churches put the right safeguarding arrangements in place and supports them with safeguarding casework. Please don’t hesitate to contact Geraldine is you have any safeguarding concerns in church either by email here
or by telephone 07427 857495.