Leadership

Leadership team

Here at Callington Cluster the Leadership team is shared amongst the five churches. Although we have roles that are specific to each church, like Church Warden and Service leader, there are roles that we cannot have specific to each church. Therefore the following people you may not see from week to week because they travel amongst the buildings but they are a huge part of the running of the Cluster and how it functions.

 

Reverend Tony Stephens & Pam Stephens

Rector

Tony and Pam joined the Callington Cluster in January 2013, having previously spent 8 years in Weymouth within Salisbury Diocese. Their time in Weymouth covered a Curacy across three churches, and then Pioneer Ministry to Weymouth Town Centre, which included the setting up of Street Pastors, Healing on the Streets and cross-church discipleship programmes.

Within the Callington Cluster Tony leads our five churches, working with individual church teams to enable each church to worship God in their preferred style and to engage with communities to meet needs in appropriate ways. Tony focusses on discipleship as the key underpinning for all that we do as church - discipleship enables us to understand who we fully are in Jesus Christ while bringing transformation to individual lives. Discipleship also serves to give us a positive view of people and the communities we live in - we think well of people and the possibilities for their lives.

Pam is the Project Leader for the Callington Foodbank, overseeing the team of volunteers and general working of the Foodbank under the Trussell Trust. Her involvement with families often takes her into school environments to promote and teach cooking skills amongst youngsters and parents. 

Both Tony and Pam had business careers, primarily within the technology sector, before moving into full-time church ministry in 2002. They have two grown-up children who are now pursuing their own careers in Glasgow and London, while Tony has a son from his first marriage who is a successful musician. Family life is important to them both.

 

Reverend Annabel King

Curate

The role of Curate is to assist Tony in his ministry across the five churches. As well as leading Sunday services, plus baptisms, weddings and funerals, Annabel has a special responsibility for leadership in Stoke Climsland Church. Annabel is also concentrating on pastoral care in the communities. Having lived in this area for a long time she feels she has gained a good understanding of the people in this place.

Annabel entered ministry gradually, first as a Worship Leader, in 2002, later as a Lay Reader and finally as an ordained priest.

Annabel’s first career was in design, working in London and Hampshire, but after having a family trained to be a counsellor. Alongside her ministry she works part-time for a counselling charity in Plymouth. Annabel’s children have ‘flown the nest’ and are now pursuing their chosen careers in London, Glasgow and Bristol.

 

Nicki Farr

Ordinand

Nicki has worshipped at St Mary’s Church, Callington for over 30 years. As she journeyed deeper in her relationship with God, she felt a call to full-time ministry and is currently training with St Mellitus College and the Callington Cluster. 

Nicki is part of the leadership team in St Mary’s and her desire is to help disciple people to deepen their own personal relationship with Jesus by creating a hospitable and spiritual worship space, encouraging engagement in prayer and healing and to help people develop their own unique gifts and calling.

Nicki lives with her husband Andrew and 2 out of her 4 daughters. She has 3 grow up daughters and her youngest is turning 18 very soon. 

 

Amy Wheeler

Families Leader

Amy is our Families Leader. Amy and her husband Dave joined us in September 2017. Amy oversees all that emcompasses families in all five of our churches. This includes leading our two toddler groups, overseeing our Sunday school Sunday Morning Live, meeting with Schools, leading parenting courses and introducing new initives for us to reach and support families in our community. 

Amy has been involved in childrens, youth and families work for 15 years. Previously volunteering in a large pentecostal church in Plymouth called Plymouth Christian Centre. She is currantly living in Plymouth with Dave and their many animals with the hope of moving closer to the Cluster very soon.