Meet the Trustees
Ven David Bailey
David, Chair of the Trustees, is the Archdeacon of Bolton in Manchester Diocese. Before becoming an Archdeacon he served for 28 years in parish ministry, as a curate in Worksop, Notts, and in Edgware, NW London, then as Incumbent of South Cave and Ellerker with Broomfleet (1987-1997) and of Beverley Minster (1997-2008), both in East Yorkshire and in the Diocese of York.
David is married to Kathryn and has three grown-up children, one of whom lives in the USA. Born and bred in West Yorkshire, he’s passionate about Yorkshire CCC and Leeds United! He’s not to be confused with the photographer of the same name but does try to take a few shots of his own. Follow him on Twitter: @DBailey52000
Revd Canon John Alderman
John started out teaching English at Secondary Schools in Watford and Southampton before training for the ministry at Ridley Hall. He served in three parishes in Winchester Diocese, chaired the Diocesan Evangelism Group, was an Area Dean, and for 13 years was an ABM (now BAP) national selector. Before retiring three years ago, his final post was as CPAS Patronage Secretary for seven years, involved in over 300 parish appointments across the country - lots of experience and lots of mileage!
He is married to Gillian with four children (involved in all kinds of churches except Anglican ones!) and seven grandchildren. In retirement, he is pursuing his hobbies of sport, theatre and music, and helping out in his local church in Warwick.
Revd Guy Donegan-Cross
Guy Donegan-Cross is Vicar of St Mark’s Harrogate, and before that was vicar in Saltburn-by-the Sea. He has four teenagers, and his wife Ruth is a school chaplain.
He’s lived in China and has done amateur dramatics and very much likes churches to seek leaders who are passionate for God’s kingdom.
Revd Roger Driver
Roger is Incumbent of St Michael Without, Bath.
Revd canon helen edwards
Helen has been vicar at Christ Church Norris Green in Liverpool since 2005. The congregation meet in a local school and have renovated the old vicarage which is used as a Church Community Centre. Helen also serves as an Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands and as a BAP (Bishops' Advisory Panel for selection for ordination training) Advisor.
Prior to ordination Helen taught in a primary school in Hull, returning to her home city of Liverpool to take up her current post. Helen is married to Andrew who is vicar in a neighbouring parish.
Helen has recently been appointed as trustee for the North West.
Revd Rachel Gibson
Rachel has been Rector at St Clement's Church in Oxford since July 2015. Previously she was Associate Vicar at St Andrew’s Church, Chorleywood, and before that was Curate at Christ Church, Chorleywood. Before ordination, Rachel worked for 17 years in a variety-filled Civil Service career; and has studied (at different times!) physics, for an MBA, and theology.
Rachel is married to Mark, and enjoys nothing better than a day in the company of friends and family.
Revd Canon Kim Hitch
Kim has been Rector of St James, Kidbrooke since 1991, Area Dean of Charlton since 2006, and a Simeon's trustee since 1997. Prior to serving in the Diocese of Southwark he ministered in the dioceses of Chelmsford and Liverpool.
He is married with two children, and is a fervent supporter of Liverpool Football Club.
Ven Clive Mansell
Clive Mansell has been the Archdeacon of Tonbridge since November 2002 and a Simeon’s Trustee since 2003. Previously, he served in parish ministry in the Worcester Diocese and the Ripon and Leeds Diocese. He has been a member of the General Synod since 1995 and was a Church Commissioner for 11 years. Prior to ordination, he was a solicitor. He is married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Revd John Risdon
John has served as a Simeon’s Trustee for the last twenty years. Before moving to Gloucester he was a Rector, Team Vicar and Curate in Dioceses of Portsmouth, Bristol, Gloucester and Hereford. As current Honorary Secretary of Simeon's he also has extensive links in the south and south west with parishes and diocesan staff. At present he is Chair of the Ordination Candidates Training Fund with links to Theological Colleges, Directors of Ordinands, and developments in patterns of ministry and training. He has served previously on General Synod, CPAS Vocation staff, and a member the Council of Trinity College Bristol and continues as a member of the CPAS Council of Reference. As a member of his local parish church he shares in the music in worship, in teaching and pastoral care. After early training he continues a lively interest in Railway Signal Engineering, participating in choral singing, enjoying the Three Choirs Festival and Somerset cricket.
Revd Preb Catherine Wright
Catherine is a Tutor at Ridley Hall, Cambridge