In addition to being a member of our Leadership Team and leading one of our mid-week Life Groups, Noel is church treasurer. He aims to keep the finances healthy, so that our church can continue to grow and sustain God’s mission in our community. He works as an IT Project Manager and enjoys outdoor activities.
Cate joined St Luke’s in February 2018 after a long career in NHS management and leadership.
She has lived on the Wirral since 1989 and in Hoylake since 2012 and is Mum to two grown up boys Chris and Matt.
Her role as our Lay Development Worker is to primarily:
- Work with the ministerial and Leadership Team of St. Luke’s to identify areas within the church’s life that need support and to facilitate this, by recognising people’s gifts and enabling them to use them.
- To build and develop relationships with groups, families and individuals already utilising church facilities, to seek new initiatives to link church and community and so support church growth.
Anne-Marie has been part of the church family at St. Luke’s since 2000 when she first attended with her (then) future husband Rich. Their two children Ceri and Liam attend the junior church ‘TransformUs’. Anne-Marie has worked within the Financial Services industry for 20 years. The last 12 years of these she has worked as an internal business auditor.
Trish is married to Mike, and they have two grown-up daughters, Rachael and Laura. Trish is a retired Religious Education teacher and has been a Worship Leader at St. Luke’s for several years.
Matt moved to the Wirral and joined St. Luke’s in 2001, first attending the Friday night youth club. He soon started worshipping at St. Luke’s on a Sunday morning and attended Youthie on Sunday evenings. After going away for university, Matt came back to St. Luke’s in 2012 and started helping at Youthie and in 2014 took on the lead role heading up all the youth work at St. Luke’s.
Working with children is my passion. I was a Teaching Assistant at Kingsmead School, supporting children with special educational needs on a one to one basis, for fourteen years. I now work at The Mulberry Tree Day Nursery in the pre-school and as the manager of Wrap Around Care. My love of children’s work sees me co-ordinate the very popular and growing Kidz Klub at St Luke’s; a term-time weekly club for primary school age children.
A lifelong Methodist, Catriona is responsible for helping run the weekly Parents & Toddlers and also 1st Hoylake (St Luke’s) Guides. Married to Noel, and recently becoming a grandma, Catriona works as a Teaching Assistant at the local primary school.
Clive is the co-facilitator for Food & Friends, our weekly Friday lunch club and ‘Drop In’.
Chrissie grew up in the Methodist church on the Wirral before moving away and getting married to Clive. She subsequently had five children that she home educated, and along with her family spent two years on mission in Tanzania, setting up and running a school for orphaned children.
Returning to the Wirral they settled at St. Luke’s in 2006 where Chrissie has been involved in various capacities.
Andy is the part-time Co-ordinator of Wirral FUSS, a project supplying good quality School Uniform – FREE – to families on the Wirral. Uniform items are given regardless of family circumstances, as a sign of God’s grace, in the spirit and according to the values of God’s Kingdom. It also aims to care for God’s Creation by preventing large quantities of clothing from becoming landfill. This practical mission work is carried out alongside Sheila Fowler, the founder of the project, and an excellent team of volunteers working at our seven local hubs.
Andy’s family has been a part of the church family at St Luke’s since 1988. During that time Andy has worked for the Methodist Church as a Lay Pastor and Church Community Worker in Liverpool, Warrington and Wirral. He is a Managing Trustee of both the Methodist Fund for Human Need and the Sea of Faith Network UK.
Having lived on Wirral all her life, Sandra moved to Hoylake in 1990. She transferred her church membership in 2003. Sandra is married to John and they have 3 adult boys who benefitted greatly from many organised activities in/around Hoylake when they were younger. Since her retirement from teaching, this has led to a desire for voluntary work, to pay back time given by others to her family. Sandra is now the leader of the Saturday Club, a club for disadvantaged adults which has been at St Luke’s for more than 50 years. Sandra joined several years ago as a helper and progressed to leader in 2012. She is also the main organiser of our Community Lunch project, which commenced in 2011 with the objective of offering a warm and friendly atmosphere for anyone from the local community to come and enjoy a freshly cooked meal and make new friends. Since then it has grown to a very successful monthly event for approximately 50 people, thanks to Sandra and a really good small team of helpers.
Kirsty has been a part of the St. Luke’s family, growing up and flourishing within church life. She is one of our Worship Leaders with the responsibility for taking services and assisting guest preachers. Kirsty aims to provide support that encourages free and personal worship.
Kirsty is married to Mark and they have one daughter Lillia.
Kathy has worshipped God in the Methodist tradition since childhood, mainly in central mission churches while growing up. She learned to play the piano as a girl, attaining her Grade 8 examination, and much later as an adult went on to learn viola and violin. In 2001, with a few friends she started the St Luke’s worship band to introduce modern songs into worship, and now coordinates a band of various instruments and singers of all ages to help lead weekly worship. In 2012, she took on the challenge of learning to play the church organ and most services now contain a mix of both traditional and modern hymns and songs, always focussing on God as the centre of worship. She is always happy to hear from potential band members and is keen to help develop emerging talents.
Dave has been part of the Tech Team at St. Luke’s for the last few years. He is originally from Yorkshire and has taught on the Wirral for over 20 years. He is married to Sam and father to William.
Mark became a Christian at the age of 15, through attending the youth club at St. Luke’s and has a passion to connect with young people in the same way. As such, Mark is one of the leaders of our current youth group (Youthie), acts as Secretary of the Worship Team, and is part of the Tech Team – providing audio and visual support for Sunday morning services and other church events. Away from church, Mark is an engineer at an oil refinery in Ellesmere Port and hopes to complete the final year of his degree in Industrial Electronics and Control Engineering this year.