PCC 2020

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PCC Nominees

Tom Andrew
I’ve been a member of St Mary’s for over 14 years, and on the PCC for 4. During that time I’ve been regularly involved in the youth work and have often played drums as part of the worship team, alongside my wife Jo. Both worship and youth are areas of our church life that I would be keen to support and strengthen as a member of the PCC, particularly given the challenges these teams are currently facing. I’d also hope to provide a bit of a voice for those in their 20s and 30s, as well as young families.  
Becky Beggs
I’m Becky, married to Tim and we have 2 children Chloe (15) and Matty (13). We’ve been part of St Marys for the last 20 years. I’m a secondary school teacher and am passionate about young people and in supporting them in their journeys into becoming the people they were made to be. I’m part of the Satellites team, which used to involve a lot of table tennis, but more recently I’ve been sharpening my Kahoot skills and hosting Zoom discussions. I’m also part of the welcome team and have been on PCC for the last 2 years.  
Ali Brown
Hi my name is Ali, I am married to Josh and mummy to Melody (3) and Edith (7 months).  I have been following Jesus my whole life, and he is such a big part of it, in my marriage and in raising our children, and everything in between. We came to St Marys two years ago as Josh was offered a job and have since made it our home. I have been heavily involved in co leading and hosting our next-gen life group as well as general participation in the life of the church. I have a real love for the family that is St Marys, as well as a heart to encourage the Church to look to Jesus. Alongside this I would bring experience of different church leadership contexts to the role.   
Katie Cornish
I have been a member of our St Mary’s Church Family since January 2006. I have been volunteering on the Youth team since 2007 and I also co-lead a Jigsaw group on Wednesday mornings. I am a member of the Sunday morning Welcome Team and have also helped in the various Sunday morning children’s groups over the past 9 years. I hope to bring my experience gained through serving, my voice of compassion, as well as the skills gained in my professional life to discussions, to both challenge and support decisions, aiding the progress of our Church mission.   
Andy Course
I have been part of the St Mary’s church community since Rachel and I moved to Reigate over 10 years ago. We have two sons, Toby goes to Reigate Parish and Max goes to Brooklands. I feel excited to support the PCC in any way I can – bringing all my experiences from a life serving in the Royal Navy and more recently as a Chief Operating Officer in business. I am chair of governors at Brooklands, and recently became a governor at Parish. Futures, planning, resources and getting things done, appeal to me in equal measure – praying these interests can help the PCC too.  
Gogo Moore
I’ve lived in Reigate for over 30 years now, I trained as a nursery nurse and worked in a nursery for 15 years . After this I retrained as a Carer in the community and met and worked with amazing elderly people. Two years later I retrained again and have been working in a hospital ever since. My job at the hospital gives me the opportunity to serve God in all I do and to see God working in peoples’ lives.  I have a 17 year old daughter, Zoe, who has been coming to St Mary‘s ever since she was born .St Mary‘s is part of our home and community, I’m involved with the children’s groups and also volunteer at the Easter project. I have always felt that God has called me to serve, being part of the PCC is another way that I can serve God and the community.  
Andrew Morgan
By day a civil servant at the MOD and dad to two little boys Henry (nearly 4) and Maxwell (1), by night… hopefully sleeping! I joined St Mary’s in 2015 when I moved to the area with my wife Annette. Since then I’ve been involved in preaching, hosting Alpha, and leading the Marriage Preparation Course. Having come to faith later in life, I am passionate about sharing the good news with those who don’t yet know Jesus. I also want to make sure our church is somewhere families and children of all ages feel welcome and can get involved.  
Nick Rayner
The Rayners have been part of the St Mary’s family since we moved to Reigate in 2009. We’ve been involved in all kinds of parts of St Mary’s life, and most recently for me that has been Co-leading the Lighthouses children’s group, being part of the Satellites youth team and currently hosting an Alpha group.    I am an architect, and bring to the PCC a mix of practicality and creativity. I’m really passionate about seeing people growing deeper in their faith and passing it on to others.   
Alastair Rubie
I am a retired Chartered Accountant and have been Treasurer of St Marys for the last 7 years. I have been a member of St Mary’s since my early teens. With my wife, Susanne, I lead a life group.  
Margaret Wood
I have been a member of St Mary’s for five years’ following my move to Reigate from Sussex. At retirement I was office manager for a London based outplacement support company. I am now a police widow but had the joy of back packing with my late husband in our 50’s across the globe. My roles at St Mary’s are in hospitality. I am part of the Winter Night Shelter team, an Easter Project team leader and part of the Hospitality Team too. I also enjoy helping with group cooking with the children of Holiday Club, and feeding the youth at their mid week meals and their summer camp / visits to Soul Survivor. The best job ever is my family, two married offspring, spouses and four grandchildren.  

Deanery Synod Representatives

  Peter Chesterton
Married to Heather, our family has grown up through the church. We are Lifegroup Leaders and Welcomers. I am a former Church Warden
I head up Men@StMarys. Presently on Deanery Synod.I lead and preach at services. I worked at Reigate Grammar School, where I still serve as a Counsellor and Honorary Chaplain.  If elected, I would hope to bring enthusiasm, encouragement and experience.  
  Peter Darwent
Dorothy and I moved to Reigate in 2014 to be near our daughter’s family. Since joining St Mary’s I have been involved with several areas of church life including Sunday School, Easter Project and the Night Shelter.  I value being in a church which is genuinely spiritual, but which also is involved with the community and attracts so many young families and I want to see this diversity continue and flourish.   
  Gareth Evans
A Chartered Town Planner, I live in Redhill and work in and around the Surrey/London areas for a local estate agency. Further to a planning degree, I have a Masters in Regeneration from Cardiff University. Therefore I have an insight and interest in social, economic and environmental issues around justice and needs in various areas linking into church priorities and local community organisations to contribute to the role. My father was a minister and Bradford-born mother raised in the Anglican church, and I have attended St Mary’s since 2016 where I regularly do stewarding/welcoming and help at Easter Project.  
  Liz Gunn
I am a retired HR professional having worked mostly in pharmaceutical R & D. At St Mary’s I have been a Churchwarden. Currently I am a Deanery Synod representative and am Stewardship Officer. I occasionally preach at the Heath Church. Before lockdown I looked after the Lay Communion Assistants rota, helped with some ‘front of house’ hospitality events and Holiday Club. I am also a member of a Life Group and the Environment Group.  I can bring commitment and experience to the PCC.  
  Mark Johnson
I am 56 years old, married to Olivia for 28 years, and have 3 grown up children (Bethany, Samuel and Talia). I have attended St Mary’s for 11 years. I have been or am involved in various activities in the church, including worship team, Easter Project, Winter Night Shelter, Christmas Market Burger stall, and New Wine Village Host. I have also moved quite a few chairs in my time.  I have recently retired from Nestle after 36 years in management and leadership positions, having worked across the UK and also internationally. I bring a background of business management and leadership, and am generally regarded as pragmatic, flexible and easy going. I hope to bring some of this to PCC 
  Ian Nott
I have been the Lay Reader for St Marys since 2017. I am married to Caris and between us we have 4 children. I work as a social worker with individuals with brain and catastrophic injuries. My interests are bringing the Gospel to all parts of our community.  I am part of St Mary’s Global team that are focused on supporting those individuals who work in the missional field in other countries. I help run the Real Meal project that provides food and the Gospel message to the homeless, and those who live in the margins of our society.  
  Philippa Parry
I grew up in the Anglican church and have been a member of St Mary’s since 2010 when Vaughan and I married. We have since had Emily and Lydia who are now both at primary school. We are part of The Rogers’ Lifegroup, I am part of the music worship team, have been part of the hospitality team for Holiday Club and Vaughan and I are the Mission Partner link for Tim and Cath Morris. Work-wise, I am a self-employed arts consultant and singing leader. This includes leading a community choir and moderating for the Arts Award through Trinity College London.  My interests and passions include the arts, pioneer ministry, nature, gardening for wildlife and lifelong learning. I completed The Bishop’s Certificate course through the Diocese in October 2019 and in January 2021 I am due to start an online course with the Community of Aidan and Hilda.