I am both a Volunteer (for over 20 years) and a member of the Management Team as a representative of St Augustines Catholic Church. I have lived in Gloucester for over 30 years. I work at a local Engineering company as an Aerospace Engineer. I have both a Daughter and Son who live in London and Cardiff, who have made me very proud as their father. I am a supporter of Gloucester Rugby. One of many reasons for volunteering at TiM has always been a desire to provide the same support that I received when I was a young person at a Cheltenham Youth club. I want to continue to share my knowledge, experience and skills to assist our young people for both the now and for the future.
After 20 years management services for British Telecom in London, Alan retrained to be a maths teacher in secondary schools in Hampshire where he worked for 15 years. He is now retired and has come ‘home’ to Matson where he lived as a boy. He is a member and deaconc(lay helper) at Matson Baptist Church.
I am a retired commercial solicitor and have experience of dealing with charities both as clients and as a Trustee. I represent the Parish Priest of St Augustine’s RC Church on the Board of TiM and serve on the Finance Committee of the Church. I have extensive knowledge of planning, property and employment law and in dealing with most forms of legal documentation. I have lived in the Gloucester area all my life and been involved with many community organisations over the years. I strongly believe in supporting less advantaged groups/individuals and feel that the Redwell Centre is ideally suited and located to provide much needed facilities for a broad spectrum of local residents.
Revd Jenny d’Esterre
I’m a wife, mother and grandmother and I have a passion for education and have spent most of my long life in that field. I’ve taught in primary and secondary schools in Bristol and Gloucestershire, a Head Teacher in urban and inner-city environments and worked as a Local Authority Special Educational Needs & Disability Officer. I’ve also headed up a Secondary PRU and later a Primary PRU, which enabled me to fit in work alongside part-time ordination training with the necessary residential training commitment and writing numerous essays! I was ordained as a Self-Supporting Priest and licensed to my home Benefice of Slimbridge in 2003 and I retired from education in 2008. I’ve been a Governor of two Community Schools and was Chair of Governors at a church school for many years.
Since retiring I’ve been Priest in Charge of a Benefice of 5 churches in the south of the Diocese for 6 years before moving to Matson as a part-time Associate Priest and I’m now currently a part-time Hon Assistant Priest in the Parish of Quedgeley & Kingsway.