We are a happy mix of paid and volunteer staff.
Alex Cacouris - Vicar
Alex Cacouris joined the team as Associate Vicar in Sept 2019 and as Vicar in May 2021. Alex and his wife Jane have three young children. Before moving to Dorking the family were serving as CMS mission partners in Rio, Brazil, for 3 years. Prior to that, Alex served his curacy at St Stephen's church in Twickenham.
You can contact Alex by emailing him: email@example.com
Becky Taylor - Curate
Becky joined the team as a curate in Sept 2020. She loves connecting with people of all ages
and stages of life, and discovering together what it means to follow Jesus. In her curacy
she’s learning lots about being be a vicar, and during the week you may find her with young
families at Early Bird Café; doing assemblies at St Paul’s School; or taking communion at
Rose Hill nursing home. Before going to Theological College in Bristol, Becky was a
Geography teacher and a Youth Worker. She enjoys being outdoors, especially in the
mountains or by the sea. Since moving to Dorking she’s taken up mountain biking, so you
might spot her on the trails around the Surrey Hills!
You can contact Becky by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Henwood - Children & Youth Minister
Steve is married to Jo, and has two teenage daughters. After working as a Primary teacher in Kent, and then for a church in Epsom, Steve works at St Paul's leading a team seeking to develop Spirit-filled Children's and Youth Ministry across the area. It's a role that involves early mornings with toddlers, late nights with teenagers and probably more fun than is strictly necessary. Not one to turn down Mexican food or a good curry, he can also sometimes be found playing in a 60s band. You can contact Steve on email@example.com
Emily Lissaman - Worship Pastor
Emily Lissaman joined the team at St Paul's last year as our Worship Pastor She is married to Chris, a graphic designer, and they are loving living in the beautiful Surrey Hills, having moved here from London.
Emily's email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev'd Jenny Firth - Assistant Minister (Retired)
Jenny has been a member of St Paul’s church since 1975. Having been a secondary music teacher for many years, Jenny took early retirement and was ordained as a local non-stipendiary minister in 2007. Jenny is married to John and they have 5 grown-up children/step-children and an increasing number of grandchildren. As well as visiting the family, she enjoys, gardening, singing, reading and pottering about in the caravan. Jenny has recently taken up golf!
Jenny's email is email@example.com
Rev'd Jeff Yelland - Associate Minister (Retired)
Ordained later in life, following a career as a Consulting Engineer, Jeff has a passion to see men, women and young people grow in faith and love with Jesus.
Jeff is married to Sylvia; they have three married children and at the last count eight grandchildren. Jeff loves the sea, travelling in France, rugby union, going to the cinema and enjoys a curry when Sylvia will let him! He also supports Crystal Palace FC.
Jeff's email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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Kirsten Hughes-Hallett – Senior Operations Manager
Kirsten can be contacted on email@example.com
Jackie Goel - Operations Administrator
Jackie has recently joined the church team as Operations Administrator having had a variety of volunteering roles within the church over the years. She has also worked with the Citizens Advice Bureau and more recently, Cruse Bereavement Care. Her background is Human Resources Management. Jackie has lived in Dorking for 34 years and has three adult daughters. She loves walking, socialising over a meal or going to the cinema, as well as playing bridge.
Email Jackie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graham Everness - Licensed Lay Minister
Graham has lived in Dorking and worshipped at St Paul's ever since leaving university. He has recently retired as a pensions actuary and became a Licensed Lay Minister in 2018. Graham is also the Lay Chairman of Dorking Deanery Synod and a member of the Bishop of Guildford's Council. Graham's interests include playing and watching sport, outdoor photography and encouraging his grandson to explore the world...
Graham can be contacted by email email@example.com
Heather Goddard - Licensed Lay Minister
Heather can be contacted by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicola Glass - Communications Coordinator
Nicola serves in the office team to draw together the design, publicity and communications needs of our very active church and help ensure that our members, and our wider community, are informed about our news, events, and courses.
Nicola's email is email@example.com
Alison Everness - Finance Team
Alison has been serving on our team since 2016 as a member of the finance team. She is married to Graham, who is a Licensed Lay Minister, and they have two adult daughters and a grandson.
You can contact Alison on firstname.lastname@example.org
Caretaker - Mick Taylor
Mick joined the team early in 2020, having had his faith in Jesus come alive on our Alpha course the previous year. Mick is married to Elaina and they have a young son Edward.
Steve Moggs, Health & Safety Officer
Working part time, Steve joined our team with responsibilities for all things related to Health and Safety.
Steve can be contacted at email@example.com
Helena Twentyman, Choir Director
Helena brings a wealth of professional music experience to leadership of our choir, which rehearses every Friday evening and sings every Sunday at our 9am service. Helena is married to Ian who is our organist. Helena is always pleased to welcome new members to the choir so don't hesitate to be in touch!
You can contact Helena at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacqui Moulder, Headteacher of St Paul's Church Nursery
Jacqui has led our Ofsted Outstanding church nursery since Easter 2020. After a career in teaching older children, Jacqui discovered a passion for Early Years education. If not in the nursery, Jacqui can often be found on the athletics track or running marathons in her spare time!
Katie Davies, Deputy Head of St Paul's Nursery
Katie has been Deputy Head of our nursery since Easter 2020.
Our nursery is on site in purpose built rooms opened in 2014, and Jacquie leads a dedicated staff team of qualified Early Years practitioners. The team includes Naomi Bailey the Nursery Administrator and Tara the Nursery Bookkeeper. Do explore the nursery's own website or be in touch with any queries.
For the rest of our wonderful Nursery Staff team please visit our nursery website.
Nigel Catterall, Verger
Nigel serves as our Verger for weddings and funerals. He has been a member of St Paul's for many years and knows the buildings inside out. He loves to help make sure that everything goes smoothly in the most joyful, and in the most sorrowful, occasions of life and worship.
There are many other key team members:
Paul Studley & Sarah Beasley, Church Wardens
Anna Draper - lead of Pastoral Assistants
Nick & Maggie White, Co-ordinate our Prayer Ministries
John Arnold, Head of Social Justice Ministries
Karen Wheatley, Head of World Church Ministries
Sylvia Yelland, Small Groups Coordinator
Caroline Rose, Reception Coordinator
Ali Studley, Chair of Nursery Management Committee
Jamie Trevize, Safeguarding Team Leader
Sue Beckett, Baptisms Coordinator