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Who's Who in Mid Derbyshire Methodist Circuit

Lay Employees

Judith Milner, Circuit Administrator and Pastoral Assistant (Belper area)

Judith's pastoral responsibilities include supporting people in the church congregations in the Belper Mission Area with visits or telephone calls and offering support and encouragement to pastoral visitors in the circuit churches. She is a member of the Circuit Pastoral Team which plans events and speakers to support the churches. Judith has put together several sheets of Prayers and Readings relating to different times of the year which are available for personal use. Judith is also the Local Preachers' Pastoral Secretary.

Judith's administration responsibilities include: assisting with the preparation of the circuit preaching plan; being 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.

Sarah Harris, Circuit Administrator/Property Co-ordinator

Sarah's circuit administration responsibilities include being secretary to the circuit meeting, circuit leadership meeting, property meetings and circuit steward meetings. This includes producing ad hoc reports for meetings, minute taking and attendance records. Sarah also maintains safeguarding training records along with social media sites, the circuit website and produces circuit newsletters. Sarah is accountable for safe audits and submitting records to the county record office.

Sarah's Property Co-ordinator responsibilities include, managing quinquennial reports, producing property reports and liaising with associated estate agents with maintenance queries and the circuit property team. Sarah is responsible for the circuit annual return and maintenance audit records.

Gill Stamp, Circuit Financial Administrator

Gill's responsibilities include finance aspects of the circuit such as processing all invoices for the circuit and staff expenses.

Roanna Pilsbury, Lay Mission and Outreach Worker

Roanna was appointed Mission and Outreach Worker for the Matlock mission area in September 2021, working particularly with the Matlock Moor and Tansley churches. Roanna says, "I have a huge heart for mission and I'm really excited for this opportunity."

Circuit Officers

Circuit Stewards

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)
Kath Brydon
Viv Palfreyman
David Shirtcliffe
Geraldine Stamp
Gill Stamp (Financial Steward)
Paul Strange
Eddie Sweet

Circuit Safeguarding Officers

The Circuit Safeguarding Officers support and advise the Circuit Superintendent and the Circuit Stewards regarding safeguarding matters. Our Circuit Safeguarding Officers are:

Anne Kettlewell
Helen Shirtcliffe

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