The Trustee Board was elected or re-elected by the membership in June 2020 online.
Brenda is a Methodist Minister and retired GP. She is part of the Methodist Church’s training team for pastoral supervision and also a supervisor under their policy which is intended to provide supervision for all ministers. She has been a member of APSE for several years and hopes to be able to contribute to all that goes on. She lives in Devon and walks a lot, which gives her plenty of time for reflection.
André is the minister of Balerno Parish Church of Scotland. He has been a minister for 25 years of which 14 years were in South Africa. He has also been a part-time lecturer in South Africa at the University of Pretoria, before immigrating to Scotland in 2008. He gained his BA, BD, MDiv, DD (PHD) in Systematic Theology, joined APSE in 2018. He obtained the Diploma in Pastoral Supervision and Reflective Practice with the Institute of Pastoral Supervision and Reflective Practice on the 20th of March 2020. He takes delight in the fact that Pastoral Supervision can be a powerful way of supporting all professionals in the helping professions to talk about and focus on their work through words, creativity, imagination and visual aids. He and his wife, who is also a minister, have two sons.
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On leaving school Graham embarked on a career in accountancy before hearing a call to full-time Christian ministry. After training to be a Methodist Minister he served in Bristol, Southwell (Nottinghamshire), North Walsham (Norfolk) and Norwich until 2014 when he became Chair of the Plymouth & Exeter District, including oversight of Devon, South Somerset and Bude. Graham’s first experience of Pastoral Supervision was in 2006 and he has been using the skills learned then – and reinforced by development opportunities since – within the Methodist Church. In 2018 Graham successfully completed the Wesley House Certificate Course in Pastoral Supervision. He currently supervises 5 Methodist presbyters and 3 lay staff. Graham is married to Alison and has two grown up sons and two grandchildren. His interests include development of the whole person and community cohesion -as well as Tax Returns, baseball and modern novels.
Bill is a Methodist Presbyter and currently serving in North East England. He is part of the Supervision team charged with the training and implementation of the roll-out of Supervision for presbyters, deacons and lay workers within the Methodist Church in Britain. Bill is starting his sixth year of a doctoral degree in Practical Theology with a focus on Ministerial Supervision. From September he will take up a new role as Director of Supervision in Wesley House Cambridge. Bill has been on the APSE Board as a Trustee since 2018. His primary qualification is in Theology, majoring in Pastoral Care and Counselling. In 2009, Bill completed a Master’s Degree in Cross Professional Supervision. He is highly committed to the ethos of Reflective Supervision and believes this should be an essential part of every professional person’s practice.
Sally has been a member of APSE since 2017 and has served on the conference planning sub-group for two years and the Training, Research and Publication sub-group for one year. She is a psychotherapeutic counsellor, UKCP registered (accredited), offering counselling, clinical and pastoral supervision, facilitation of reflective practice groups and workshops. . She has a master’s in counselling psychology and is a certified therapist in Internal Family Systems and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, with a particular interest in the impact of developmental trauma on adult mental and physical health. Sally is the Bishop’s Advisor for Pastoral Care for the Diocese of Lichfield, with responsibility for co-ordinating the diocesan counselling service which also offers individual pastoral supervision for clergy in the Diocese. Sally is currently an associate workplace chaplain to the retail sector with Faith at Work in Worcestershire.
Sally has been working as a clergy counsellor since 2011 and pastoral supervisor since 2017. Her interest in clergy wellbeing has also led to her involvement in the work of St Luke’s For Clergy. She is married to Richard, a Rector in the Church of England, as well as being a mother and grandmother. Sally is passionate about pastoral supervision and is keen to support the Association of Pastoral Supervisors and Educators (APSE) in its work.
Deanne is a psychotherapist and supervisor, and has been a member of APSE for five years. As a supervisor her work has included undertaking a clinical co-ordinator’s role in a charity offering counselling to survivors of incest and sexual abuse. Her current supervision practice includes offering individual and group clinical supervision, and she works with both trainee and qualified counsellors. She is a member of the New Testament Church of God, and married to a Pastor. Within the Church, she oversees counselling teams that are made available during national Church conferences. Since COVID-19, she has been asked to offer group supervision for the Church of God of Prophecy counselling team. She has a passion for pastoral supervision, and for her recent doctoral research, explored the emotional demands made on the wives of clergy within the New Testament Church of God.
Peter is an ordained Moravian Presbyter, serving as non-stipendiary Minister of Dukinfield Moravian Church. He is also full-time Professor of Counselling and Spiritual Accompaniment at the University of Chester, UK, and has a private practice in Pastoral Supervision, Counselling, Clinical Supervision and Spiritual Direction. He is an APSE Senior Accredited Pastoral Supervisor, a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor of Individuals. He has a particular interest in clergy well-being, and is about to publish a book: ‘Reflective Practice Groups for Clergy: Offering Pastoral Supervision, Well-being Support and Spiritual Formation in community.’ Peter has researched, written and published extensively on the intersection between the psychological and the theological. He has led on, and written, the Moravian Church’s (British Province) policy on Pastoral Supervision which is now being rolled out to all serving Ministers and paid Church Workers. He is particularly keen to advocate and increase research into Pastoral Supervision and to establish a research culture in Pastoral Supervision. He supervises several doctoral research projects at Chester University and would like to supervise more research on Pastoral Supervision, and see more research evidence published to ‘politically’ underpin the practice and funding of Pastoral Supervision.
Dave has worked as a local church minister and in regional and national roles for the Methodist Church, picking up training and experience in a variety of models of support for people in lay and ordained ministry. Dave is an accredited pastoral supervisor and a trained coach and work consultant. He currently supervises within the policy of the Methodist Church and in private practice locally. He is just completing a Diploma course in Supervision in order to gain senior accreditation with APSE. He lives with his wife Jane in Plymouth where they really appreciate being able to access the wonderful Devon beaches and moors.
David is a Salvation Army Officer and on the 5th July 2020 will have completed 45 years of ministry and service. His ministry, along with his late wife Florence(also a SA Officer), for the first 29 years were in Corps (church-based) appointments in Northern Ireland, Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire then Luton. He spent 6 years on divisional headquarters as Mission Director in West Scotland and Yorkshire. The last 10 years of his ministry has been with the Well Being Department and for the past 5 as Head of Regional Well Being Services. He supports officers and senior managers around the UK – signposting to counselling and therapies, coaching and mentoring, mediation, mindfulness, pastoral supervision etc. He retires as an active officer on 1st May 2021. Living in Yorkshire allows him to be near his three married sons and their families including 7 grandchildren. He is looking forward to sharing in the vision and development of APSE as pastoral supervision becomes even more necessary following the implications of COVID-19 pandemic.
Alison Mackay is currently minster at Alcester Baptist Church in Warwickshire. Commenced ministry as a Salvation Army Officer in 1986. Served in various appointments in Scotland and England before training for Baptist Ministry at Regents Park College in 2000. Served as minister at Elstree Free Church, Leytonstone United Free Church and as Regional Minister for the Heart of England Baptist Association (HEBA) with responsibilities for Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire churches and ministers, HEBA Retired Ministers and the HEBA Small Churches Network. Trained as Christian Counsellor with UCHM in the 90’s, also trained as a mentor, working in Middle and Secondary Schools, and with Newly Accredited Ministers. Currently serve on the Health and Well Being Committee for the Local District Council, Regents Park College Oxford Governing Body, Baptist Union/URC Inter-faith Group, and recently part of the Anglican and Baptist Group who compiled the “Creating Sanctuary” material, enabling the church to engage better with the Lesbian, Bi and Gay community. Ministry has opened many pastoral opportunities serving as Hospice, Prison and Police Chaplain, Mayor’s Chaplain for Waltham Forest, and chaplain to a Social Services family assessment unit. A mother and grandmother, about to re-marry my ex-husband after 13 years apart.
Currently I am a self employed psychosexual and relationships therapist, as well as being a clinical supervisor. Formerly I have been a chaplain in both the NHS and hospice settings. In 2018 I edited the book: Treating Body and Soul: A Clinician’s Guide to Supporting the Physical, Mental and Spiritual Needs of Their Patients. I have the privilege of offering supervision to clergy, lay people and other psychotherapists in healthcare, private practice and in local ministry. My understanding is that in supervision there is always a pastoral element which is both spiritual and psychological, in that they feed and support the body and soul of those being supervised, the supervisor and those who benefit from the work of the supervisee. This requires curiosity, experience, and collaboration between supervisor and supervisee. As the understanding of spiritual care as part of supervision is always evolving, APSE is ideally placed to help promote diversity and inclusivity pastorally, spiritually and psychologically. I would like to offer what I can to support APSE in the changing landscape of supervision. I have been a member of APSE for several years and have valued my involvement in both attending and helping to organise the annual conference.
Dawn is a BACP Accredited Supervisor and an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. She has served on various committees in promoting good guidelines and ethical decision-making policies to maintain an accountable practice. She is currently involved in offering clergy and laity pastoral supervision alongside the work she does in the third sector where she supervises counsellors working in an array of contexts. She began her career with a Clinical Theology training and was then employed in the 1990’s as a pastoral worker in the Church of England, before expanding her own private practice. She is married to David and they worship at Lichfield Cathedral. It is her Christian values and beliefs that inform her practice especially in the area of championing the underprivileged to reach their fullest potential.