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Richard came to the Isle of Man as District Chair and subsequently Superintendent in September 2012. Richard has served the church in rural ministry since 1988 with appointments in Lincolnshire and Cumbria. Prior to being accepted for ministerial training Richard was a technology teacher in secondary schools.

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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.

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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.

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Andy moved to the Isle of Man in the summer of 2017. He looks after the four churches in the West: Peel, St. John's, Crosby and Glen Maye. Before entering ministry he was a Physics teacher. He is a keen musician and artist. You can watch his 'Flipped preaching' videos on YouTube.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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David began his ministry in Loughborough (Leicestershire) in 1997. He served as a free-church chaplain to Loughborough University 1997-2000 and as a minister of the churches in the town from 1997 to 2004. David moved to the Isle of Man in 2004 and served for 12 years amongst churches in and around Douglas

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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.

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Charlton joined as General Administrator/PA in August 2017, coming from a background in financial services.

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