Meet the Team

Kathryn Stephens

Kathryn Stephens

Kathryn is currently Superintendent Minister at Swanbank Methodist Church, Burslem. She is passionate about faith in Jesus and enabling others to see how faith can make a difference in our world.

Calvin Samuel

Calvin Samuel

Calvin is passionate about rediscovering biblical doctrines of holiness. He loves cars, blogs about style and is a fan of Formula1. Calvin is married to Ramona and has two children, Tiana & Fletcher.

Lauren Brabbs

Lauren Brabbs

Lauren is originally from 'The South' and now lives in Stoke-on-Trent. Lauren spends her weekdays teaching high school kids science and her weekends serving at Swan Bank church. She has fallen in love with ballroom dancing and will always believe that rugby is better than football.

Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper

Ashley is Principal of Cliff College which provides theological education and training with a particular focus on mission and evangelism. He established the Navigating Change Conference which is now in its third year. Ashley is married to Moira and has two children.

Steve Small

Steve Small

Steve is chair of ECG. A Chartered Accountant by profession Steve was formerly Deputy Chief Executive of Mildmay, London, an international HIV charity. He is now retired and lives in the North East. Steve is passionate about developing worship. He loves rugby and cricket but, sadly, his playing days are over! He is married to Di, has one daughter and two grandchildren.

Alison Lynley

Alison Lynley

A former Careers officer and professional gardener she now divides her time as Administrator at SwanBank Church and Events Manager for ECG and the Navigating Change conferences. With 3 chickens and a dog called Scruffy, she is coming to terms with 2 children (Ben and Jemimah) not now even being teenagers!