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Meet the team

We have a wonderful team of staff, trustees and volunteers.

We have a large team of Leaders, staff, trustees and volunteers who help us run our church and lots more! We are so blessed to be able to bless the community generously, run projects, events and courses as well as support the normal day-to-day running of the church.

Meet our senior leadership team

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    John and Debby Wright

    Senior Pastors

    John and Debby are the Senior Pastors of Trent Vineyard and also serve as the National Directors of Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland.

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    John Bodily

    Senior Associate Pastor

    John oversees various staff ministry teams and also speaks regularly on Sundays.

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    Paul Bevan

    Business Director

    Paul oversees a wide variety of the operations you see in any business, not just a church.

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    Susie Aldridge

    Associate Pastor

    Susie oversees various staff teams including those involved in kids, youth, students, young adults, newcomers and evangelism. She also leads Dreaming the Impossible Youth festival.

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    Sam McDermid

    Senior Manager and Researcher

    Sam is assistant to John and Debby Wright, and supports them in a number of different ways across the life of the church. She is also John Wright's Research Assistant.

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    Dave Miller

    Senior Ministry Pastor - Worship

    Dave oversees worship and prayer.

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    Ben Hyett

    Senior Ministry Pastor - Newcomers Integration and Evangelism

    Ben oversees our newcomers, evangelism, discipleship and Sunday hospitality teams.

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    Tom Bird

    Director of Operations

    Tom oversees the business and operational functions of the church.

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    Becka Stewart

    Senior Ministry Pastor

    Becka oversees our compassion ministry, large events, Rooted and Sundays teams

Meet some of our leadership team

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    Jo Gresty

    Senior Ministry Pastor - Small Groups, Pastoral Care

    Jo oversees our Small Groups Team, Special Interest Groups and provides support through pastoral care.

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    Nicola Bryce

    Ministry Pastor - Alpha, Marriage and Family Pastoral Care

    Nicola oversees our Alpha courses, women’s events, marriage and family pastoral care.

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    Hannah Buck

    Senior Ministry Pastor - Compassion

    Hannah has oversight of Trent Compassion, which has a large staff and volunteer team and has a range of ministries to bless the city.

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    John Bernard-Carlin

    Ministry Pastor - Pastoral Care

    Pastoral Care, Trent Justice, Refugees and Overseas member support

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    Matt Buck

    Senior Manager - Production and Communications

    Matt oversees media, production, communication and events.

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    Ollie Ryan

    Senior Ministry Pastor - Trent Youth and Young Adults

    Ollie oversees our Youth ministry and has oversight over those involved in students and young adults. He also leads, ZŌÉ, our 20s-30s discipleship year.

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    Amy Prinsloo

    Ministry Pastor - Students ​and Young Adults

    Amy oversees Trent Students and Young Adults, and ​is also involved in our ZŌÉ discipleship year.

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    Dave Ellis

    Ministry Pastor - Trent Compassion

    Dave oversees various compassion ministries including the Soup Run, Employability, Housing and our Prisons ministry

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    Katie Elam

    Ministry Pastor - Leadership Development

    Katie oversees our leadership growth track, including Inspire and Hub.

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    Marie Hammond

    Ministry Pastor – Sundays and Discipleship Courses

    Marie oversees our various logistical and hospitality Sunday teams. She also oversees our discipleship courses.

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    Josh Dillingham

    Ministry Pastor - Trent Kids

    Josh oversees Trent Kids.

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    A whole team of staff and volunteers

    Making things happen

    There's a large team of staff and volunteers who help us bless the community generously, run projects, events and courses as well as support the normal day-to-day running of the church.

Meet our trustees

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    Clive Sillito

    Chair of Trustees

    Clive has been a member of Trent Vineyard since 2004. He is a self-employed business consultant focusing on strategic planning and organisational change. He is also a Trustee of Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland.

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    Paul Bryce


    Paul has been a member of Trent Vineyard since 2001. He is one of the founding directors and the Chief Commercial Officer for a fast growing technology business.

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    Paul Tomkins


    Paul has been a member of Trent Vineyard since 2002. He is a solicitor specialising in property disputes and is a Partner at Freeths LLP.

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    Sam Dunlop


    Sam has been a member of Trent Vineyard since 2011. He works as a Financial Systems Manager for a leading infection prevention company, implementing and supporting finance systems across the global business.

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    Michael Yanney


    Michael has been a member of Trent Vineyard since 2002. He works as a Consultant Paediatrician at Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust.

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    John Wright

    Senior Pastor

    John is the Senior Pastor for Trent Vineyard.

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    Jessica Woodliffe


    Jess has been a member of Trent Vineyard since 2018. She works as a self-employed barrister at Ropewalk Chambers.