Staff and Leadership

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members. Brace yourself...
Whereisthevicar   Lynda
Vicar - Vacancy   Lynda Kemp - Church Warden
Canon Steve Coneys has recently left the church after an outstanding ministry stretching over 23 years, years that under his leadership have seen the church multiply in numbers and witnessed the building of the Christian Centre. Steve has become the Mission and Growth Advisor for Canterbury Diocese, spreading his wisdom and experience.
The process for finding Steve’s successor is underway and we would welcome your prayers as we seek to discern the right person to be the Team Vicar of Seasalter and Team Rector of the Whitstable Team of Anglican churches. Read the Vacancy Prayer, and find the role application here.
  Lynda has been churchwarden for nearly 6 years and is looking forward to a rest when her term comes to an end in April 2018.

She is married to David and they have two grown up children and two adorable grandchildren. When not busy with church matters, she loves getting involved with the theatre – both on and off the stage and is never happier than when tasked with making or sorting costumes for the next production!
Alison   Fabian
Alison Fuller - Church Warden   Fabian Wuyts - Team Curate
Alison has been attending St. Alphege Seasalter for a number of years.  She is Whitstable born and bred, has lived in the town all her life and also works locally. 

With a keen interest in music, Alison can play the recorder, guitar and clarinet and enjoys singing.  She lives with her cute and very spoilt Yorkshire Terrier Suzy,  a budgie called Sunny and three tortoises.
Fabian has been the Curate here since May 2014. He is married to Vashti and has 4 children.

He loves good music, and he himself plays several musical instruments. He has also recently enjoyed the TV series Mr. Robot. He claims that he once served royalty at Pizza Hut…
Jane   Georgina
Jane Myhill - Children and Families Minister
  Georgina Hedley-Smith - Youth Minister
Jane has worked for St Alphege, Seasalter, in different capacities for almost 10 years now. Starting off as an administrator for the Christian Centre, her job has evolved and she is now our full time Children and Families Minister.

She is married to David and has two kids, Ollie and Lucy. They have two dogs, Mollie and Fender. Apparently Fender is named after the guitar, as it will be the closest thing to Jane's husband ever owning a real one!
  For the past 3 years Georgina has served as the Youth Minister for St Alphege, Seasalter. She’s crafty! (in a good way) She loves using her scrollsaw to make jigsaws, reindeer, crosses, plaques, names etc.
Her house is a bit of zoo as her family love animals – her most recent addition is a marine fish tank. She has enjoyed building up the number of fish and coral and watching the anemones who move themselves around the tank.
Dan   Becky
Dan Ralph - Assistant Youth Minister, SCC Administator & Digital Coordinator
  Becky Whitakker - SCC Administrator
Dan has worked for St Alphege, Seasalter, for over 2 years. He first began with the Youth Worker role but has managed to add a couple of other roles on too – busy guy!
He is married to Natalie and they have an awesome little boy called Jonah. He is a lifelong fan of Tottenham Hotspur (for better or worse). He loves watching films and is a self professed film nerd. He is passionate about worshipping God and loves finding great new Christian music for the church to sing. He loves being creative and enjoys graphic design.
  Becky, along with Dan, oversees the adminstration of Seasalter Christian Centre - the home of St Alphege, Seasalter. She started the job in June 2016. She is married to Mark and they have two children, Owen and Beth.

Becky also loves animals and basically lives in a Zoo. Her family have 3 Guinea pigs, 7 Rabbits, 1 Hamster and 2 dogs.
Tobi   Denise
Tobi Osinaike - Prayer Pastor
  Denise Critchell - Pastor for Healing and Wholeness
Tobi has been the Prayer Pastor here at St Alphege since February 2016, which is great because one of his biggest passions is praying and seeing God move. He also loves reading and studying the Bible.

Once upon a time he had ambitions to be a professional footballer, whilst this never happened, he still enjoys a kickabout!
  For over 2 years Denise has been the Leader of the Healing Ministry Team. She loves to help people to know the peace, wholeness and healing that we can find in Jesus.
She is passionate about God, her husband, and about Art (She has artwork up in the church!). She also loves the colour pink.
Chris Skingley - Pastor to the Third Age    
Chris has recently taken up the role of Pastor to the Third Age, that’s helping people who are at the higher end of the age spectrum.
Born and bred in Essex, he says that Kent has a calming effect on him. He loves walking through and enjoying the Kent countryside. He enjoys watching ‘Bake Off and likes cooking, although he’s not into the exotic cakes and bakes.
The Ministry Leadership Team (MLT)   The District Church Council (DCC)
The MLT meets every month to pray and reflect on the things that are happening in our church at Seasalter.  The Team is currently; Rachel Berner, Alison Fuller, David and Lynda Kemp, Tobi Osinaike and Fabian Wuyts. The Team eat together, share together and pray together. All 3 are pretty crucial!
The MLT tries to discern what God might be saying to St Alphege Seasalter and what that might mean for how we ‘do’ church together. It’s not there to make formal decisions– that’s what the DCC does – but it is there to help the DCC by focusing prayerfully on issues we think we should be grappling with together, always asking God to show us what He has for us next, and how He wants us to get there. 
  The DCC is made up of 19 people who have been nominated and then voted in by members of the church at our Annual Meeting. Anyone who is a member of the church can be nominated to serve on the DCC. The DCC has a legal liability and is responsible for overseeing the practical and business aspects of running a church, such as building and finances, as well as being a forum for ideas and inspiration for the direction of the church.
The DCC meets every two months and always starts the meetings with prayer and worship. We are a praying church – and not just on Sundays! Any decision made and agreed by the DCC had been carefully discussed and thoroughly prayed about. 

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