Ali Bryan is currently one of our Church Wardens and helps oversee the pastoral care system. She is a psychotherapist who works in private practice and caring for priests in the Diocese of Kensington. Ali is passionate about the church being a place of welcome for all those with mental health issues.
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 two children.
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.
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.
Harriette Stone is a chartered civil engineer, who has designed buildings all over the world, specialising in areas vulnerable to earthquakes. Harriette and her husband, Jon, joined St John's in 2015 and both can often be found leading worship on Sundays
Garth Watkins (Churchwarden) adds both church and commercial experience to the Church Council. Garth worked for the Kidde Group for 40 years and served on the PCC of Holy Trinity Brompton for 25 years and on the Synod of the Diocese of London for 6 years. He is an elected member of the Bishop of Kensington’s Area Council. Garth is married to Jane and they have two children in their 20s. As an engineer by training, Garth’s roles are both general church oversight, as well as running our extensive programme of building works.
Steven Bryan (Deputy Chairman & Legal Affairs) 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.
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. Sincejoining St.Johns, Roz has helped out with the Mum'sministry - she and Marcus have two young girls.
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.