Our Synod Office Staff

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.

If you wish to contact Kevin, please get in touch with his PA, Sally, (see below) and she will let you know the best way of reaching him at that time.

Alternatively you can email Kevin here.

Tim
TimSynod Clerk
Tim Crossley is the full-time Synod Clerk, acting on behalf of everyone in the Synod and through whom many questions and queries may be asked. He can be found most of the time Monday to Friday at the Synod Office, but if not can be contacted by email here or on 07936 362673.
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
Sheila
SheilaProperty Officer
Sheila Duncan is available to deal with your enquiries about matters relating to the care, use, and development of your buildings. This includes dealing with applications to the Synod Property Committee.  Sheila is normally available in the office from 9.00 am to 3.15 pm on Tuesday to Thursday or can be contacted here.
Matthew
MatthewTrust Secretary
Matthew Prevett is the first point of contact on trusteeship or legal matters and is also the person to speak to in connection with leases, licences, hiring agreements and associated matters relating to your church property. Matthew works part-time 3 days a week and is normally available in the office from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm Tuesday to Thursday or can be contacted 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?

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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.

Safeguarding Adviser
The position of Safeguarding Adviser is temporarily vacant until September 2019. If any church has concerns relating to safeguarding issues, please contact the synod office and we will put you in touch with someone who can help advise you either by email here
or by telephone 0113 289 8490.

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.
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.
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.
Rachel
RachelFinance Assitant
Rachel Crawshaw is our 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.
Megan
MeganChildren and Young People Development Practioner
Megan Tillbrook is our Children & Young People’s Development Practitioner for the southern area of the Synod.
She 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. She can be contacted by telephone: 07522 220213 or by email
here.
John
JohnChildren and Young People Development Practioner
Jon Steel has just joined the team as Children & Young People’s Development Practitioner in our Synod.
Along with Megan, he is responsible for helping to develop children and youth work, organising training, 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, Jon has no fixed office hours, but can be contacted by telephone: 07522 220214 or by email
here.
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