Steven Bryan (Churchwarden) adds a depth of church and legal experience to our team. Steve is Partner at Hogan Lovells LLP and has served on the PCC at St Stephen’s Twickenham. Along with Ali, Steve also brings experience of ministry with Jackie Pullinger in Hong Kong and Bangkok. As Deputy Chairman, Steve helps steer our strategic discussions.
Dan Bates (Treasurer) joined St John’s via the Alpha Course in 2013. Dan is a Chartered Accountant working for BP in both their commercial and community endeavours. Dan is married to Sarah and they have threechildren.
Shakti Sisodia was born into a Hindu/Sikh family but became a Christian over 30 years ago. He is married to Andi and has 3 daughters. He was a member of Kensington Temple (an Elim Pentecostal church) for over 25 years, working there for seven years as the Manager of the International Bible Institute of London; as Executive Assistant to the Senior Minister, Colin Dye; and then heading up its commercial division, Dovewell Communications. He now runs his own recruitment company and brings a wealth of experience in business as well as church leadership – he was a board member and part of the leadership team of Kensington Temple and also Chiswick Christian Centre.
Graham Simpson joined St John’s in 2012. Graham is a Chartered Engineer working as a Nuclear Safety Inspector within the Office for Nuclear Regulation. Graham is married to Clare and they have two children.
Garth Watkins was a member of the planting team from HTB when St John’s was brought back into use in 2011. Now retired from senior positions in industry, Garth is very involved in the restoration and maintenance of the buildings and serves on the Hampton Deanery Synod, the Kensington Area Council and Church Commissioners Mission and Pastoral committee.
He and wife Jane run The Marriage Course and The Marriage Preparation Course at St John’s.
Andi Sisodia (Churchwarden) worked for many years at Hodder Headline publishers as a Commissioning Editor of women’s fiction, before leaving to raise her three girls. She now sits as a Magistrate for West London and volunteers as a befriender for the elderly with Age UK. She joined St John’s in 2013, where she has been involved in leading connect groups and prayer ministry among other things.
Susan Catcheside joined St Johns soon after the church re-opened in 2011. Before then, she and her husband had been a member of a Vineyard church for about 20 years. She works part-time as a solicitor and has 2 daughters.
Caroline Vaudrey has worked at the FCO for over 15 years mainly on conflict related issues and consular; helping British Nationals in difficulty. She’s been posted to Rwanda and Thailand and now works on Somalia including outreach to the Somali community across the UK. Before joining the FCO, she worked as a fundraiser for a cancer charity.Caroline represents St John's at Churches Together in Teddington and at the Deanery Synod.
Roz Hobley works as Media & Communications Manager for charity Malaria No More. She and her husband Marcus joined St Johns in 2014 coming from HTB where Roz ran a Pastorate for three years. Roz spent her early years in Iran where her parents were missionaries during the revolution in the 1970's and they had a powerful and personal experience of God's protection on their lives. Since joining St.Johns, Roz has helped out with the Mum's ministry - she and Marcus have two young girls.
Robin Bell is the Founder and Programme Leader at Room for Work, a charity Robin set up in partnership with St John’s. The charity delivers an employability skills course for mature people who are struggling to regain employment. Robin is a Connect Group Leader and a member of the Worship Team and the Deanery Synod. He is married to Hope Caton. Robin and Hope have been active members of St John’s since it re-opened in 2011.
Kit joined St John's in 2017 and works as a digital campaigner in the charity sector. She can often be found exploring the outdoors and at Parkrun on Saturdays.