David was Vicar of Cookham in Berkshire and Area Dean of Maidenhead and Windsor before becoming Bishop of Grimsby. In retirement David is an assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Lincoln and, alongside this ministry, offers coaching to senior clergy. He is involved in education, as the Chair of Governors at a secondary Academy in Scunthorpe, a non-executive director of a company managing some 35 primary academies nationally and is also a National Leader in Governance for the DfE. Prior to ordination, David was involved in marketing and management in the healthcare sector. David joined the Court of Assistants in 2008 and became Senior Treasurer (chair) in 2016. He also serves on the Finance & Investment Committee, the Strategy Working Group (which he chairs) and the Grants Committee.
A former research chemist and technical editor, following her ordination Christine has served in three dioceses, in both suburban and rural ministry. Christine was Archdeacon of Northampton from 2005-2013, during which time she also chaired the Peterborough Diocese Board of Education and was a member of General Synod. Now retired to Lambourn, Berkshire, in the Diocese of Oxford, she is a member of Oxford Diocesan Advisory Committee and is the Archdeacon of Berkshire’s deputy for matters relating to church buildings. Christine joined the Court of Assistants in 2012 and became one of the Treasurers (vice chairs) in 2016. She chairs the Grants Committee and is also a member of the Strategy Working Group.
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, Alex’s early career was spent at Ernst & Young and more recently working for the global banks Morgan Stanley and then UBS. Her specialist area is financial reporting and disclosure and she is a member of related professional groups, including the independent Enhanced Disclosure Task Force. Alex became involved with the Friends of the Clergy Corporation in 2006 and was appointed as their Treasurer. She became a Treasurer (vice chair) of Sons & Friends in 2016 and serves on the Finance & Investment Committee (which she chairs) and the Strategy Working Group.
Following a first career in estate and property management, Christopher was ordained in 1986. He has served in parishes in Wandsworth, Kingston-upon-Thames, and Wimbledon and was Vicar of Wymondham Abbey in Norfolk until he retired in 2016. He joined the Friends of the Clergy Committee of Management in 1988, becoming its Chairman in 2006 when negotiations began to bring together the Friends and the Sons.
Jack has been Rector of the Parish of Wanstead in East London since September 2016. He was ordained in 2011. He worked as a pastoral assistant in HMP Wandsworth and served a curacy in the diocese of London, before going to work as Chaplain and Welfare Officer at Lincoln College, Oxford and thereafter as Priest-in-Charge at St. Andrew's in Leytonstone. As well as being the Rector of Wanstead he assists in the Diocese of Chelmsford with the recruitment of new priests. At Sons & Friends he is a member of the Strategy Working Group and the Finance & Investment Committee.
Andrew has had a long and distinguished career in the City of London. He is Clerk Emeritus of the Founders’ and Basketmakers’ Companies, an Honorary Assistant of the Tax Advisors’ Company, a Governor of Christ’s Hospital and a trustee of a number of trusts including the Lord Mayor's 800th Anniversary Trust and the United Guilds Service. He is also a Director of the French Hospital and of the Livery Companies Mutual Insurance Company, given fifteen years service on industrial tribunals, as well as serving as Master of the Founders Company. Andrew joined Sons & Friends in 2013 and currently serves on the Governance Implementation Group.
Tom was an international banker until his retirement in 2003. He was elected a Common Councilman of the City of London in 2002 and is currently a Member of the City’s Finance Committee, Investment Committee, Culture Heritage & Libraries Committee, Markets Committee, and Gresham Committee, a Board Member of the Museum of London, the Barbican Centre, a Governor of Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and is Chairman of the Trustees of Stour Music Festival in Kent. He is a Liveryman and Past Master of the Tylers & Bricklayers’ Company. He has been a Trustee of Sons & Friends since 1996, and also serves on our Finance & Investment Committee.
Born in Guyana, South America, Roxanne is a Vocations Adviser and the BAME Champion for Southwark Diocese, a member of the National Vocations Strategy Group (a joint venture of Ministry Division and CMEAC) and is a mentor to ordinands and curates. Trained to AAT level II, Roxanne worked in Guyana as an accountant in both the private and public sectors. She then spent four years in Brazil where she achieved a BSc in accountancy from Universidade Gama Filho, Rio de Janeiro. After marriage in the UK in 1992, she read for an MBA at Huron University and then worked for ICL. In 1995 she began studies at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, where she spent two years in theological training and formation. After ordination in 2007, Roxanne served her curacy at St Mary, Newington, following which she was licensed as Priest-in-Charge of Holy Innocents, South Norwood and also St Mark, South Norwood. Roxanne became a trustee of the Sons & Friends in 2012. She was made an Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral in 2017.
David was ordained deacon in 1975, initially serving in the Notting Hill Team Ministry before moving to St Augustine’s Kilburn. Following a spell as Selection Secretary and Vocations Advisor for ACCM, he became Team Rector of Wickford and Runwell in the Chelmsford Diocese and then Diocesan Director of Ordinands. In 2001 David was appointed Archdeacon of Southend and then, following a reorganisation of archdeaconries, Archdeacon of Chelmsford in 2012 until his retirement in January 2016. David became a Trustee of Sons & Friends in 2012 and serves on the Strategy Working Group and Grants Committee.
Ann was brought up in a vicarage and at one time her family benefited from the help of the charity. She is a retired medical practitioner and has served as a school governor and trustee on other charitable bodies. She is an active member of a local parish church. Ann became a Trustee of the Sons of the Clergy in 2008 and was appointed Senior Treasurer in 2014, a post she held until 2016 . She is also a member of the Grants Committee and Strategy Working Group.
After reading law and history at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, Jonathan worked for members of Parliament as a researcher and secretary, before moving to posts within charities and various voluntary organisations including Director of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation in 1988. He was Diocesan Secretary for Chichester diocese from 1992 to 2009 and now has responsibility for supporting retired clergy, their spouses, and widows and widowers of clergy living within the diocese. Jonathan is involved in a number of charities, voluntary organisations and housing associations as trustee, board director or volunteer. Jonathan joined Sons & Friends as a Trustee in 2012 and serves on the Strategy Working Group and Governance Implementation Group.
Jill is a qualified social worker with experience in the statutory social services and charity sector management. For 24 years she worked for the Church of England in diocesan and national posts, as an advisor in community development, and then safeguarding children and adults. Jill has been a Trustee of Sons & Friends since 2009 and was a Treasurer from 2014 to 2016. Jill is a member of the Strategy Working Group and the Governance Implementation Group.
Patrick's career has been in the investment management industry with Morgan Grenfell, and both Deutsche and Aberdeen Asset Management. He became a Trustee of the Sons of the Clergy in 2007 and sits on the Finance & Investment Committee.