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Rev Tim Perkins

I am the Superintendent Minister of the Circuit having taken on that role in Sept 2019. I am in my second appointment as a Methodist Minister having come to this Circuit in 2008. I currently hold oversight of the Churches at Burley in Wharfedale and Menston. The first seven years of my ministry were spent in the Newbury and Hungerford Circuit of the Southampton District. I also have....

Lesley Taylor

Hello! My name is Lesley Taylor. This is my third appointment as a minister, having spent twenty years in education before entering ministry in 2002. Both of my previous appointments were in the Nottingham and Derby District. I'm enjoying ministry in "God's own country" and my manse has one of the best views in the Methodist Connexion, as I overlook the Chevin. When....

Jenny

I'm Jenny and I moved to this Circuit in 2017 as a probationer deacon. My family and I are originally from North Cornwall. My husband and I have four children who are all in their twenties. We also have two small grandsons. I trained for ministry at the Queen's Foundation in Birmingham. Whilst there I enjoyed meeting and training alongside those from different backgrounds....

Carol Tooke

I have been Finance Advisor to the Circuit since August 2017. As well as taking on the task of managing the Circuit's accounts, I provide advice to the Trustees, CLT, Norwood Management Team and Otley Methodist Church's Council. I'm a qualified accountant and have worked in many finance roles within large corporate bodies.I live in Bramhope and I'm Mum to two grown....

Shannon_crop

My family and I are Americans, hailing from the state of Louisiana. We have lived for the last 10 years on the island of Ireland, spending time in both County Antrim and Co Tipperary. We moved here to this circuit in August 2019. We are enjoying the outstanding beauty of West Yorkshire and the friendliness of the people, especially on this Methodist circuit. In my free time, I....

Liz

HelloMy name is Liz and I am a Deacon in the Methodist church. Originally from Halifax, I trained as a teacher in Durham and taught in Bradford for a few years before leaving to run my own hospitality business in Settle.In 1996 I moved to work at Leeds Methodist Mission as a layworker from where I moved into ministerial training to become an ordained Deacon.I have worked in Gateshead....

Roger pic (002)

I'm Roger Smith and, together with Deacon Jenny, serve as minister in Bramhope, Guiseley and Yeadon. I've been a Methodist minister (presbyter) since 1991 working in Sunderland, Bradford and North Kirklees before moving to this Circuit in 2017.I was born in Kent, grew up in Sussex and lived in Nottingham for over ten years working for a housing association, as a community worker....

Roberta Topham

Hello, I'm Roberta Topham. I've been working for the Methodist Church, off and on, since 1989 when I began as a lay worker in Leeds. I've been a minister (presbyter) since 1999, always based in Yorkshire, which I love. I was born and brought up in Northern Ireland in a town called Newcastle, "where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea", so I adore a good....

sam b

My name is Samantha Price and I am the Centre Manager for The Wharfedale and Aireborough CAP (Chritians Against Poverty) debt centre. I am passionate about helping others and those that are most in need in our community. I am married, with children and in my spare time love walking and cooking. I really appreciate my time spent serving our churches and connecting with others. Being a part....

Mike Fawcett

Hi I'm Mike, the Circuit Administrator. I work from home in Otley on weekdays usually from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.I live in Otley and when I'm not enjoying cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I can be found mountain-biking, cycling, and going for walks with my two Jack Russell terriers in the....

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