At St. John’s, we strongly believe in an ‘every-member ministry’. However, in keeping with Ephesians 4:11-12, we have a dedicated staff team to help “prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the whole body might be built up”.

vacancy (Senior minister)

Andy Palmer (ASSOCIATE minister)

headshots-afterschool club-13Born and raised in Letchworth Garden City, Andy was blessed to grow up hearing about Jesus from a young age. He worked for a number of years with students at Christchurch Durham, before serving as a men’s worker at St. George’s Dagenham. In June 2014, Andy completed his Masters in theology at Oak Hill College, and was ordained as a minister here at St. John’s. Alongside the privilege of preaching God’s Word, he enjoys reading the Bible one-to-one with people from both congregations. He is married to Hannah, and they have two children – Chloe, and Caleb.

Contact: andy@sjdh.org

Vacancy (youth & children’s worker

Kerry Jones (administrator)

IMG_2915Kerry used to be a civil servant working on European issues within the Department for Business so has all the negotiating skills necessary to organise the coffee rota.  She is married to Mark, a Scot who has now been living in London longer than he lived in Glasgow, which kind of makes him English – an observation she never tires of making.  Kerry’s favourite thing is teaching 8-11 year olds about Jesus in Sunday Club – she has a whistle and isn’t afraid to use it!

Contact: kerry@sjdh.org

Roger staton (finance support)

headshots-afterschool club-20Roger joined the staff team as a volunteer in June 2011 after taking early retirement from the Civil Service. He and Gussie have 4 sons, two grandsons and a grand-daughter. In the office, Roger looks after the finances and procurement as well as helping out with the organisation of large events. Outside the office, Roger sings with Adoramus, and is a trustee of the Asaph Christian Trust, both of which aim to proclaim the gospel through words and music. He also enjoys walking and spending time in France.

Contact: r.staton@sjdh.org

THE TRUSTEEs

The trustees of St John’s Downshire Hill are lay members of the congregation who are entrusted with oversight of the church governance and staffing. They are:

John Lawson

Gareth Burns

Alex Chitra

David Choi

Mary Wenham

Contact: trustees@sjdh.org