Meet the people who make up our board, generously volunteering their time and skills to help us achieve our vision.
Conducting a Salvation Army band demands commitment to leadership. That’s what Alexander Campbell has shown not only in his music but also in his working life. A graduate of the University of Dundee, Alexander has headed various charities – from housing associations to seafarers’ centres – and serves as a magistrate. He turned the Queen Victoria’s Seamen’s Rest into a cutting edge initiative. Alexander earned the Merchant Navy Medal for services to the care of retired merchant seafarers.
Revd Jacquie Evans
Justice for people and planet is a twin-track journey for Jacquie Evans. She has an MA in Human Rights and Equal Opportunities, and spent 20 years in social work education. She is Superintendent Minister of Waveney Valley Ecumenical Partnership and leads Emmanuel Church, Bungay, which has won environmental awards. Ordained in 2013, Jacquie joined the MMHS board in 2014. She speaks Welsh and Italian, and is keen on amateur dramatics, Girl Guiding and needlework.
Walking in the Peak District sounds the right pastime for someone who’s reached the dizzy heights of accounting – including a post with an aerospace company! Paul qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloittes after studying finance at university. He’s held senior financial positions with TSB, JCB and Trent & Dove Housing. Paul has lived in Derbyshire for over 20 years. He’s a leadership steward and treasurer for his local Methodist church.
A cantor for Ealing Abbey in her spare time, Catherine Hastings ensures organisations ‘sing’ the same message – her day job sees her working as a communications specialist. Catherine has served such institutions as the BBC, the Treasury, the NHS and Hanover Housing Association. An Oxford graduate, Catherine is also trained in crisis management and social media marketing. She is fluent in French and Italian.
Revd Glynn Lister
More than 30 years’ service as a magistrate and hospital chaplain – that’s a major part of Revd Glynn Lister’s career. Ordained in 1971, Glynn studied at the Open University and Hull University. Since then, he’s served as a Methodist minister in circuits across the north, south, east and west of England. Currently a supernumerary in Newcastle, Glynn has also been a school governor, army chaplain, parish councillor – and chaired a burial board!
Mr David Millington MBE
It was a proud moment when David Millington received his MBE from the Prince of Wales in 2014 for services to further education. David had served as a college governor for 15 years, before joining the MMHS board in 2013. A chartered surveyor, David has held most of the lay offices of the Methodist Church. He deals with property issues for Methodist and Anglican churches in Manchester.
Revd Charles New
There are worse locations to work than the Bahamas. Revd Charles New served 18 months, while a supernumerary, with the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church. Ordained in 1969, Charles has also worked with churches and charities across northern England. He was a board member of Wirral Methodist Housing Association, and secretary of Manchester Methodist Central Hall Management Committee. Charles lives with his wife, Doreen, in an MMHS property in East Yorkshire.
Mrs Ros Peedle
Ros was attracted to MMHS through working with the Leaders of Worship and Preachers Trust. Accredited as a local preacher in 1978, she's held many roles in Methodism and is currently Circuit Local Preachers’ secretary and Lay Pastor of a rural church in Norfolk. Working among students with profound learning difficulties has been a speciality for Ros. She worked in insurance and marketing before going on to teach. Ros joined the board in 2011.
Revd Alan Taylor
Retirement revived his ‘dormant DIY skills’. But Revd Alan Taylor spent much of his life building churches – as probationer minister in the Tiverton circuit in 1998 to helping Ipswich circuit create a radical mission policy in 2006. Like journalist Sir Michael Parkinson, Alan attended Barnsley Grammar School. His first job was in the family electrical business, later joining a mining equipment manufacturer. Alan lives in a Society house in Cambridgeshire.
Revd. Richard Teal
Richard has always been a ‘man of the cloth’ – he worked in sales and production in the textile industry before entering the ministry. He was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1984, serving in the Blaydon Circuit. He then became Superintendent of the Berwick-upon-Tweed Circuit and Beverley Circuit before becoming Chairman of the Cumbria District. Appointed to the board in 2011, Richard is a representative of the District Chairs.