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Chair: Rev Lis Goddard
Hi, I’m Lis Goddard. I am Chair of AWESOME and have been since it was founded in 2003. I am Vicar of St James the Less in Pimlico and involved in the Archbishops Transformations Steering Group which is responsible for promoting all aspects of Women’s ministry. I have a particular passion for encouraging young vocations and speak regularly at Young Female Vocation Events across the dioceses. I have been ordained since 1996 and since then been involved in Student ministry, taught in a Theological College and worked in a variety of different parish contexts. I am married to Andrew, who is also ordained, and have 2 adult children.
Vice-Chair: Rev Rosie Ward
I’m Rosie Ward, married to Malcolm. I’ve been ordained for over 20 years, and after serving parishes in Bristol Diocese and working for CPAS as a Leadership Development Adviser I am currently Rector of Sawtry and Glatton – one large and one small village – in Ely Diocese. As Vice Chair of Awesome I support the Chair in her role. I’m one of the two Awesome Representatives on the Transformations Steering Group, which is involved in a range of ways to further the ministry of ordained women in the Church of England.
Secretary: Rev Gill Stanning
I’m Gill Stanning. I was ordained in 2010. I am the incumbent of three churches across two parishes close to Sandbach in the diocese of Chester. I’ve been married for 27 years to Grant and have a 15 year old son, Tom. I became a member of AWESOME in 2009 whilst still an Ordinand and was elected onto committee at conference that year as the Ordinands and First Appointment Co-ordinator. In 2012 I became Secretary and really enjoy being involved in everything AWESOME does to represent and support ordained evangelical women clergy in the wider church.
Treasurer: Rev Hilda Isaacson
Hello, I am Hilda Isaacson, Priest in Charge of Bolsterstone St Mary and Deepcar St John. These parishes are in the North West of the Sheffield Diocese bordering the Peak district, semi rural with a mixture of church traditions across the churches. I am married to Alan, vicar of neighbouring parishes and my Area Dean! We have grown up children, and are also (young!) grandparents!
Networks Co-ordinator: Rev Jokey Poyntz
Hi! I’m Jokey Poyntz. I trained at Ridley (where I first heard of AWESOME) and am now Assistant Curate (3rd year) at St Margaret’s Stanford-le-Hope in Essex (Chelmsford Diocese). I have one daughter (Sophie) aged 24, and a cute rescue dog (Romy). I am the Network Co-ordinator on the committee.
Ordinands and First Appointments Rep: Emma Racklyeft
Hi – I’m Emma Racklyeft. I was ordained priest in June 2014 and I’m currently in my third year of curacy at the Thame Team in the Oxford Diocese. I’ve been married for 15 years to Chris and we have two primary aged children. I’ve been a member of Awesome for several years and I’ve now joined the committee as the Ordinand and First Appointment Co-ordinator.
Conference Organiser: Rev Michelle Porter Babbage
Hi I’m Michelle Porter -Babbage. I was ordained priest in June 2015 and I serve as Assistant Curate in Bourton on the Water with Clapton and the Rissington ‘s within the North Cotswolds, Gloucester Diocese . I’m the Awesome Network Conference organiser – if you would like to help with any aspect of our conferences (annual residential, or day gatherings) then please get in touch.
Communications: Rev Katie Tupling
I am Kt Tupling, Vicar of Christ Church, Dore (Sheffield Diocese), having been Vicar of 3 rural parishes in the Peak District and served my Curacy outside Derby. Previously I was a youth & children’s worker for churches across Birmingham. I married Chris in 1996, and was ordained in 2003.
I first served on the Committee in 2003 as Networks Co-ordinator, then Conference Secretary, coming off in 2010 when my son was born.
I am the founder of Facebook group ‘Clergy Mummies’, and a founding member of the northern based user-led task group ‘Disability and Jesus’. I am a member of the Church of England’s Disability Task Group.