Trustees & Staff
Director of Training
Sara is in charge of the administration of the North West Gospel Partnership. She is the first point of contact for the Partnership, so do get in touch via the contact page if you have any questions.
The Trustees for NWGP, help plan our activities and oversee NWGP’s finances.
Minister at Christ Church Wharton
Member at Northwood Chapel, Liverpool
Alan grew up in an RAF family, he joined the Royal Navy and finished his time in the submarine service. During his last year he became a Christian, joined a church in Leeds and married his wife Liz. Since then he has worked for Barnardo’s, BICC and finally Liverpool City Mission until retirement . He has been married 36 years, has a son, a daughter and 3 grandsons.
Chair of NWYouthworks
Youth & Childrens Minister, Holy Trinity Platt
Minister at St. Philemon’s Toxteth
Pastor at Christ Church Liverpool
Maurice is Lead Minister of Christ Church Liverpool and is happy to be a trustee of NWGP because the contribution to the cause of the Gospel is unique. CCL belong to FIEC and the City to City network, but they love NWGP because it helps them focus on the whole region, and to learn across denominations and networks.
Paster at Parr Street, Kendal
Paul is currently the pastor of Parr Street Evangelical church in Kendal where he has served for the past 8 years. Prior to that he spent 16 years ministering in Anglican churches – first as a curate in Kendal itself and then as the vicar of two rural parishes just south of Kendal. A native of South Lakeland, Paul grew up in Ulverston and is married to fellow Cumbrian, Jane, with whom he has two adult sons. He dreams of there being more Jesus-centred, Gospel preaching churches established in this part of our region and of Blackpool returning to (and winning?!) the Premier League one day.
Pastor at Church by the Bay, Morecambe
Gerry is Pastor and Elder at Church by the Bay, Morecambe, Lancashire – a church he planted with a team, sent from Moorlands Church, Lancaster in 2011. He is married to Catherine and they have a son, Jack, and three daughters, May, Izzy and Phoebe. The Straker family have lived in the West End of Morecambe since July 2008. Gerry trained at Oak Hill Theological College, then served as Assistant Pastor at Moorlands. Before BIble college, he was a Lay Assistant at another NWGP Church, St John’s Lindow, in Cheshire. Gerry loves time outdoors with his family, and still attempts running, cycling and football.