Meet the team

Yorkshire's finest!

Synod Office Team

Jamie

Jamie

Moderator

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Revd Jamie Kissack is our Moderator here in the Yorkshire Synod, leading a busy and varied 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.

Tim

Tim

Synod Clerk

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Tim Crossley is our full-time Synod Clerk. Got a question? Tim’s your man! Tim manages the day-to-day running of the synod office, as well as organising synod meetings and agendas. When not playing cricket or listening to vinyls, he can be found at the synod office most weekdays.

Simon

Simon

Synod Treasurer

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Revd. Simon Copley is a minister serving in the Sheffield team, but he also serves as Synod Treasurer. As Treasurer, Simon prepares the accounts and budgets (with the support of the Finance team) for meetings and has oversight of the finances of the synod. Simon is not based at the synod office so can be contacted by the details above.

Alastair

Alastair

Trust Secretary

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Alastair Forsyth is the first point of contact on trusteeship or legal matters sand is also the person to speak to in connection with leases, licences, hiring agreements and associated matters relating to your church property. Alastair works part-time, 3 days a week, usually Tuesday to Thursday, here at the synod office.

Jane

Jane

Property Officer

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Jane Bunyan-Murray is the first point of contact for any inquiries relating to the care, use, and development of your buildings. This includes dealing with applications to the Synod Property Committee. Jane can be contacted at the Synod Office Monday – Thursday.

 

Hayley

Hayley

Finance Manager

Email Hayley

Hayley Brook is responsible for all accounting and Finance for the Synod, including making payments. Hayley normally works 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday at the synod office.

 

Anne

Anne

Investments Administrator / Secretary

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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 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at the synod office.

 

Sally

Sally

Moderator's PA & Secretary

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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 at the synod office.

 

Rachel

Rachel

Finance and Clerical Officer

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Rachel Crawshaw is our Finance and Clerical Officer, 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.

 

Mission and Development Team

Ash

Ash

Synod Evangelist

Email Ash

07403 423082

Ashley Evans 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.

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

One of Ash’s key areas of work is through Leading Your Church Into Growth, find out more here.

Matt

Matt

Safeguarding Advisor

Email Matt

07761 525592

Matt Knowles, our Safeguarding Adviser, works a 3 day week, flexibly across Yorkshire and Northern Synods. If any church has concerns relating to safeguarding issues, please contact Matt, he doesn’t bite!

 

Megan

Megan

Children and Young People's Development Practitioner

Email Megan

07522 220213

Megan Tillbrook, along with Jon, is responsible for helping to develop children and youth work and organise 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 but you can contact her above.

Please note Megan is currently on maternity leave, returning in September 2021.

 

Jon

Jon

Children and Young People's Development Practitioner

Email Jon

07522 220214

Jon Steel, along with Megan, is responsible for helping to develop children and youth work and organise 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, he has no fixed office hours but you can contact him above.

 

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