Chris came to the island 20 years ago. He describes himself as adopted Manx. One qualification for this is that he speaks the language. Chris was superintendent of the Douglas and Peel circuit for twelve years.
Panda commenced her role as Youth and Community Worker in September 2014. Prior to this she had many roles in the financial sector on the Island, and also served as a retained fire fighter.
Andy is a Discipleship and Faith Formation Officer, part of the Connexion's Evangelism and Growth Team. He helps people to grow deeper into their Christian faith through worship, learning, service and evangelism, and supports churches to become effective communities of discipleship.
Richard is an Active Supernumerary Minister who came to the island to retire in 2009. He was born and brought up in Leicester and prior to coming to Mann served for 20 years in two East Midlands Circuits: Newark & Southwell, and Erewash Valley. Before entering ministry he was Shipping Manager for a large engineering company in Leicester. He trained at the former Anglican Theological College in Lincoln.
Rebecca was working for Oxfam when she got 'the call' to explore ordained ministry, so in September 2006 she went to Durham for 2 years Foundation Training — an excellent course aimed at discernment, and just what she needed. In 2007 Steve started at Durham, and the rest — as they say — is history!
Prior to training for ministry, Steve worked for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in their Southampton headquarters. In 2007, Steve left Southampton to train at the Wesley Study Centre in Durham, and it was here that he met Rebecca, candidated for ordained ministry, got married, and became a father... a busy few years!
David began his ministry in Loughbrough in 1997 where he served as free-church chaplain to the University and within a team ministry overseeing the town centre churches. He came to the Isle of Man in 2004, working with churches in the Douglas area for 12 years before moving south to serve amongst the southern group of churches.
Bryan moved to the Isle of Man in the summer of 2018 taking pastoral charge of the six Methodist churches in North (Barregarrow, Bride, Kirk Michael, Ramsey, Sandygate and Sulby). Bryan has served in rural ministry since 2006 with appointments in the Ceredigion Circuit in Wales and the Settle Circuit in the Yorkshire Dales.Prior to his ordination in Scarborough 2008 he trained for the ministry on the Northern Ordination Course at Luther King House in Manchester. Before that, Bryan worked as a computer support technician both at Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Hallam University, and has also been a part-time volunteer chaplain at Doncaster Prison.
Sean came to the Island from the United States in 2020 and immediately began to enjoy living in a Covid-free environment. He entered ministry in the United Methodist Church in 1995. In 1996, he came to the UK to serve for one year and found that God has a sense of humour and stayed until 2010 — the 14th year of his 1-year appointment. He served in the Hackney Mission Circuit 1996-1997, Glasgow Circuit 1997-2002, York South Circuit 2002-2007, and the North of Scotland Mission Circuit 2007-2010. Upon returning home to North Carolina, he served three rural churches near Shelby 2010-2015 and then a single church north of Charlotte 2015-2020.