Richard Pennystan - Vicar
Richard has led St Chads since 2011. His passions are for prayer, healthy relationships, Bible teaching, unity and helping every follower of Jesus grow as a disciple. Richard is married to Nells and they have 4 teenage sons and two golden retrievers. He holds various leadership roles in the NewWine network and blogs occasionally.
Outside of church, his loves are family, cricket, and cooking.
Jane Higginbottom - Head of Operations
Jane takes care of all the operational matters at St Chad's. Whether managing the staff teams, looking into health and safety and safeguarding, managing our communications or helping to arrange events and meetings. Jane joined the team in September 2019. Married to Tom, and mum to Jack and Henry, Jane enjoys cooking, reading and having a coffee and chat with people.
Alys Bassett - Operations Assistant
Alys has been working alongside Jane in the Operations Team since September 2021. Her main responsibilities include overseeing the communications for St Chads ranging from digital & print media, managing our website & social media and looking after our Sunday volunteer rotas along with a myriad of other administration tasks! Alys is married to Adie and together they have 3 boys.
Zeke - Youth Ministry Assistant
Zeke has been at St Chad’s since September 2022. He has a passion for helping young people get to know Jesus. As well as overseeing Chads youth work, he helps out at various kids' groups throughout the week. He loves talking to people about Jesus over a cup of coffee or bite to eat.
Outside of church Zeke loves playing and watching sport of any variety, hiking, and good food.
Vicky - Young Families & PreSchool Outreach Worker
Vicky has been leading our outreach to young families and preschoolers in Romiley for three and a half years, continuing this wonderful ministry which has been a key part of our outreach for decades. Vicky's role focuses on our Prampushers toddler groups, baby groups, Just4Dads, Snowdrops (for mums with PND), and numerous personal connections with young families in Romiley. To find out more about our mid-week groups click here.