Claire is Operations Team leader at N-Gage, a Manchester based Christian Charity that gives young people at risk of educational or social exclusion, opportunities and skills to achieve their full potential. Working in partnership with Schools, Local Police and City Council, they provide highly successful, flexible and targeted approaches to anti-social behaviour and educational exclusion.
Before I trained for ministry I worked as a full time musician. Initially this included teaching piano peripatetically and working as a part time worship leader at Hazel Grove Baptist Church. More recently (2006-9) I was music director at Christ Church Clifton in Bristol.
I blog regularly on issues of Christian discipleship at 7minutes.net.
When I am not “ministering” I work for a Silicon Valley company. I have worked in technology for over 25 years initially as software engineer and now as Director of Marketing and Communications. I think the dual role helps me to stay rooted in everyday work with all its problems!
I am married to Alison and we have 3 daughters Anna, Laura and Sarah all either studying at University or recently finished. In my “spare time” I love walking, reading, music, socialising … and I will travel over land and sea if there is the slightest chance of skiing.
I love watching football, in particularly Manchester United. I also enjoy a good Greggs sausage roll, walking, talking, eating out and spending time with loved ones.
I love Jesus! I love telling others about Him too! I gave my life to Jesus when I was 16 years old and since then God has transformed my life. He has enabled me to do things I never imagined possible. I daily try to live life to the full empowered by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit.
I've have over 10 years experience working with young people in a variety of different contexts. I absolutely love working with and for young people. I personally think they're amazing! God has so much in store for them and it's my job to love them, encourage them and help them realise all that God has for them now, and for the future.
Brought up in a Christian home, I made a personal commitment to Jesus at the age of 6 and was baptised as a teenager - I have witnessed God’s continuous faithfulness ever since, even through the difficult times.
I have been involved in many aspects of the church's life including youth work, overseas mission projects, worship leading and preaching. I have a passion for the Word of God and its absolute relevance and authority for all aspects of our lives.
I am a qualified engineer and now work in the IT industry. In my spare time, I love walking, climbing and mountain biking.
I became a Christian at 15 years old surrounded by Christian friends and having watched my parents break up in 1995. I have loved God and served Him ever since where I am. Having moved to Preston from London and done a social sciences degree I then moved to Lymm to get married in 1991. I raised my family and then trained to be a counsellor in 2002. Having qualified it has opened opportunities for me to work using my skills with individuals, couples, young people and their families. My pastoral heart for people has allowed me to serve the church, connect and support people who are struggling both inside church and out. My desire is for a church that is relevant and caring to love a community in Lymm that meets people where they are right now.
Having trained as a professional flute player, I have been on the leadership of the New English Orchestra with my husband for the past 20 years and have toured both in this country and internationally with the orchestra. Hopefully my passion for God and playing the flute shine through everything that I do. I regularly give concerts and musical meditations in High Legh as part of the outreach into the local community and with my husband Nick have set up prayer initiatives and a youth project in High Legh. I run my own business from High Legh called High Legh Flutes.
I always endeavour to use music to bless others with the love of God whether that be through playing prayers over people or musical blessings. I have a heart to see the local community (particularly High Legh) being touched by God in transforming ways and there have been evidences of this, but I would love to see more of God’s Spirit moving in these places.
I hope to bring a radical hope and prophetic faith in God into the leadership forum with a particular emphasis on the pioneering element of the ministry, to stir others up to believe God for the impossible in their communities!
I have attended LBC since I moved to Lymm in 1995 and have been always been actively involved. I am a Sunday School leader and I have been a paid member of staff since January 2013, sharing the role of Church Administrator with Sam.
I am married to Will and have three children.
Over the years I have attended churches of different denominations based on their commitment to preaching the Bible. I have attended Lymm Baptist Church since 1995 and have always been involved in the life of the church.
I am married to Alison, have three children and work as an IT consultant.
Over the years I’ve been encouraged through my commitment to attending the various weekly services and have been actively involved in many aspects of church life with a particular heart for adult and senior-youth small group discipleship and evangelism.