Who you'll meet
Find out a bit more about some of the people you'll meet....
Rev'd Terry Clark - Rector of Deane and Vicar of Lostock
Terry grew up in the West Midlands but married a Boltonian! He has worked in the retail trade, has been a research biologist at Oxford University and was for five years a secondary school teacher in Leeds. In addition to being Rector of Deane and Vicar of Lostock, he is involved in clergy appointments nationally and in mentoring clergy.
Josh Openshaw - Ordinand in Training
Josh is currently studying with Emmanuel Theological College, and is on placement with us until summer 2022. He grew up in Bolton, and has studied in Manchester and London. He also spent time as a missionary in Japan with Operation Mobilistation, and then as an English teacher with YMCA. He loves playing guitar and eating sushi / drinking coffee.
Daniel Booth - Youth Pastor
Daniel has been our Youth Pastor since January 2019. He grew up in a non-Christian household and used to consider himself a militant atheist until he had an encounter with God in December 2011. Since then Daniel has strived to know God more and share the good news of Jesus at every opportunity.
Heath Taylor - Churchwarden
Heath has been one of our Churchwarden since 2019. With a background in building management he takes the lead on work related to our buildings. He also co-leads one of our midweek home groups.
Paula Small - Churchwarden and Safeguarding Officer
Paula has been a member of the Church family at Deane since 1990, and a Churchwarden since April 2021. She is passionate about helping children and young people get to know God and grow in their faith. She co-leads one of our home groups and is currently undertaking training with Biblical Counselling UK.
Margaret Rutter - Prayer Ministry Team Leader
Margaret has been worshipping at Deane Church for nearly 40 years and believes that God wants us to pray and that our prayers make a difference. She is thankful to be part of a loving and caring church family and enjoys the varied opportunities this gives her such as working as a volunteer in our charity shop and co- leading a midweek home group.
Jane Hampson - CAP Lifeskills Manager
Deane Church is a partner with the national charity Christians Against Poverty. Jane runs Lifeskills Courses and supports individuals who are facing the challenges of life with a focus on budgeting and debt management. She is linked in with other CAP services in Bolton. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheri-lee Taylor - Lostock Church and Church Centre Administrator
Sheri is the administrator for Lostock Church, but she and her family worship at Deane. Sheri co-leads one of our midweek home groups.
Beccy Clark - Administrator
Beccy has been our administrator since January 2011. She is based in our Church Office. She has also undertaken training through Biblical Counselling UK, and enjoys meeting with women one-to-one to explore how life and Scripture meet.