Judith's responsibilities include: assisting with the preparation of the circuit preaching plan; being the Circuit Meeting Secretary and the Local Preachers' Secretary, including all associated administration; updating the circuit database; data protection; being a link between the circuit and other groups, including the circuit churches, the Methodist District and Connexion; and all other administration tasks except finance.
Gill's responsibilities include finance aspects of the circuit such as processing all invoices for the circuit and staff expenses.
Roanna was appointed Mission and Outreach Worker for the Matlock mission area in September 2021, working particularly with the Matlock Moor and Tansley churches; her work now extends across the circuit. Roanna says, "I have a huge heart for mission and I'm really excited for this opportunity."
Key aspects of the Circuit Stewards' responsibilities include inviting appropriate ministers to serve in the circuit, overseeing finance and supporting local churches. Circuit Stewards join with Ministers and Lay Employees to form the Circuit Leadership Team, which reflects on the strategic direction of the circuit and brings recommendations to the Circuit Meeting. Key to all of this is Circuit Stewards' relationship with God and other Christians, so meeting together for worship and friendship help to sustain their service to the circuit. Our Circuit Stewards are:
Ruth Beresford (Senior Circuit Steward)
Gill Stamp (Financial Steward)
The Circuit Safeguarding Officers support and advise the Circuit Superintendent and the Circuit Stewards regarding safeguarding matters. Our Circuit Safeguarding Officers are:
The District Safeguarding Officer is Rev Susan McIvor.
You can contact her on 07434284633.