Julie was appointed as Deputy Chair of the Sheffield District in September 2022. She welcomes the opportunity to be part of the District Leading Team and the Synod Planning Group as she enjoys working as part of a team and finds it inspiring to learn from others. One of the things that she brings to the role is her 'hands on' experience of church leadership and Circuit life.
She is an accredited supervisor and a trained facilitator of the 'Growing through Change & Conflict' course.
Julie describes how she is 'energised, spiritually refreshed and challenged' through engagement with initiatives such as Walking with Micah, Bible Month and a Methodist Way of Life.
After training on the Northern Ordination Course in 1999 Julie served in the Burton upon Trent Circuit for eleven years and the Ashton under Lyne Circuit for nine years, becoming superintendent in 2014. In her previous circuits she gained experience of school, hospital and hospice chaplaincy.
She completed a Masters at Cliff College in 2009 – her dissertation explored the theology of popular culture – specifically the science fiction series 'Firefly'.
Since 2019 Julie has been the Superintendent Minister of the Trinity Circuit which covers Retford and Worksop as well as the sounding villages. She has particular responsibility for the two churches in Retford – The Grove and Hallcroft. In addition she shares oversight of Wheatley, Leverton, The Crossing (Worksop), Carlton in Lindrick and South Anston Churches.
She lives in Retford with her husband Neville and their dog Eddie (a black and white lurcher – collie/whippet cross).
Julie enjoys reading, watching quiz shows, walking and geocaching. Julie and Neville have two grown up children – one is a Methodist Minister and the other a self-employed tennis coach.
You can contact Julie via email firstname.lastname@example.org