Richard Pennystan – Vicar
Richard has been vicar of St Chad’s Romiley since October 2011, having moved here from London, following a clear call from God.
Richard’s longing is for St Chad’s to fulfil the four Dreams God has given us: That together we can grow in deeper maturity, experience more of God, see our community come to know Jesus and raise the next generation full of love and generosity. In his book ‘Awakening’ he shares the biblical foundations for his passion to see the Church move from hollow religion to heavenly relationship.
Richard is married to Nells and is father of four boys. Outside of church life, Richard loves cricket, cooking, reading and is fairly familiar with social media and networking! (you can follow him on twitter as @revrlp or read his blog here: https://romileyrichard.wordpress.com )
Jon Lindsay-Scott – Curate
Jon joined the team at St. Chad’s in June 2014, having worked in the oil industry for five years before training for ministry at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.
Jon is married to Natalie and in his spare time Jon loves to write and produce music (Jon’s webpage), and is an avid fan of rugby, cricket, football and country music. Follow him @jonlindsayscott
Elle Bird – Head of Children’s and Youth Work
Elle arrived in November 2012 and heads up our ministry to children and young people. She is passionate about seeing the next generation step into the calling God has put on their lives, through encountering his Holy Spirit and cultivating lives that are centred on pursuing him. Elle’s heart is that church functions as one united family, including everyone in the journey of a life-time.
Elle is married to Paul and they have a rabbit called Parker, and a daughter called Lucy or ‘Baby Bird’ to her friends!
Phone: 0161 430 1146
Jill Hookway – Operations Manager
Jill takes care of all the operational matters at St Chad’s. Whether managing the staff team, taking care of the leadership meetings, looking into health and safety and safeguarding, managing our communications or helping to arrange events and meetings, Jill always has a smile on her face! Married to Ben, and mum to Charlie, Jill enjoys running and leading worship.
Jill works Monday-Wednesday.
Phone: 0161 430 1138
Jan Anthony – Church Administrator
Our wonderful church administrator, Jan, runs the church office. She has been with us over twenty years, so knows exactly what is going on!
The church office is open from 9-3pm, Tuesday – Friday.
Phone: 0161 430 4652
Ian Otto – Facilities Manager
Ian looks after our buildings and everything to go with them! He is recognisable around Romiley in his red van, complete with “Jess the cat”! Ian faithfully serves St Chad’s on a Sunday, and if anything needs moving or setting up, Ian is our man!.
Phone: 0161 430 4652
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (FAO: Ian)
Jamie Pritchard – Ministry Assistant: Worship
Jamie joined St Chads in September 2015 as our New Wine Discipleship Year Student, moving up from London after feeling God calling him to St Chads. After a year he joined our staff team and helps to lead both our Worship team and Youth Discipleship groups. He is passionate about seeing people grow into who God has created them to be, raising up the next generation of worship leaders and worshippers, and the Church being a community centred around Jesus.
Jamie married his best friend Beth in August 2016, he is an avid Saracens rugby fan and is passionate about songwriting. You can hear some of his stuff here… https://soundcloud.com/jamiepritchard5
Follow him at: https://www.instagram.com/jamopritchard/