Leadership Team & Staff

Here’s an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.
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George Briggs
  Shellie Briggs
Leadership Team
George grew up in a village in Worcestershire and became a Christian when he was a student. After some youth work in Oxford and teaching at a secondary school in Tanzania, he trained for ministry at Ridley Hall before serving his Curacy in Old Trafford, Manchester. George loves date nights with his wife Shellie, going on adventures as a family and skateboarding with his boys Jonathan, Sam, James and Theo. He also likes films, collecting music and going to live music - especially punk and rock and roll ....and good coffee!    Shellie is a New Zealander who came to work in the UK with young people in 1999. She moved to London and spent a year with LICC, which is where she met George. She loves the presence of God and is passionate about worship and prayer. Shellie and George have four sons: Jonathan, Sam, James and Theo. 
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Wendy Young
Children & Families Coordinator
  Rob McLellan
Youth Work Coordinator
Before being part of the STK team Wendy worked for 15 years as a drama and movement therapist in private and social care and developed a creative movement programme for under 5s in the South Lakes area. She is passionate about being out in the fresh air, growing sunflowers and dancing in her kitchen. And super passionate about encouraging children to grow in the gifts of the spirit and becoming all that God wants them to be. She lives with her husband Andy and two children Nathan and Lara in a South Lakeland village.   Rob has a rich inheritance of faith running through his family and made 'the big decision' to follow Jesus at 16. He is married to Rachel and has three children; Hannah, Caleb and Elliot.  Rob loves to spend time with Rachel and the kids, playing guitar, writing songs, making stuff with wood, cycling and watching movies.  He has been a long term member of STK and His role as Youthwork co-ordinator taps into his passion to see God's Kingdom boldly advance in the lives of young people and those who work alongside them.
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Ray de Vial
Hon. Assistant Minister
  Bill Holliday
Hon. Assistant Minister
Ray lived and worked in south London, firstly as an engineer designing and developing instruments and controls for power stations, before training for ordination at Oakhill Theological College, becoming an NSM Curate in 1980 in Beckenham, Kent.  He was vicar in Morden, then in Kingston-upon-Thames before retiring to Kendal in 2004.  Ray is married to Chris with one of their 5 children and 4 of their 14 grandchildren being in Kendal, the rest being in the south, but they often visit to enjoy the sunshine of the Lakes. Ray has a passion for God, for Chris, for DIY, for malt whisky - not always in that order!   Bill has spent most of his working life in education, with a gap of 6 years when he was a professional musician. Bill was a primary head teacher in London and at St Thomas's school in Kendal. Following retirement Bill trained for ordination with Carlisle and Blackburn Training Institute. He was an NSM Curate at St Thomas's church with particular responsibility for the Pastoral needs of the church. Bill spent a year as part time Team vicar at St Mary's Ambleside before returning to St Thomas's as an honorary Assistant Minister. Bill is married to Diane and has two children and 5 grandchildren. 
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Rod Readhead
Community Link Worker
  Jean Thorp
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Janet Sullivan 
  Jonathan Cook

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