Category: About Us

Who's Who

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Rev. David McDougall

David is the Senior Minister of St Marys Bletchley. He has been in ministry for 27 years and has recently moved from London where he was planting new Anglican churches. He is married to Kim and has three grown up children. He is regularly invited to speak in different parts of the world – most recently in Congo and Uganda. He does support the best football team in the world – that being of course Chelsea Football Club! He enjoys a good curry and time on his allotment!

 

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Rev. Catherine Butt

Catherine Butt is part-time Associate Minister, with general pastoral responsibilities and oversight of parish baptisms. Married to Ian, a teacher, she is also Mum to three girls. She likes to read, run, bake, travel, and watch funny TV programmes. 

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Pat Kerr

Pat Kerr is the youth minister of St Mary's Church. He was born in Belfast, Ireland, and lived there for many years before moving around the country gaining valuable experience in his vocation. He learnt his trade as a youth worker at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, where he studied for an Honours degree in Youth and Community work. He has lived in Bletchley since Feburary 2010 serving and ministering to the young people of this church and community. Youth work is his passion. He loves working alongside young people and supporting them to make positive choices for their lives, while also exploring a deeper relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He also loves spending time with his wife, Jenni, taking day trips to theme parks, playing and watching football, spending time with family and friends and belting out the odd song or attempting to dance on computer games.  



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Jenni Kerr 
Jenni Kerr is the children's worker at St. Mary's Church and has been in post since February 2010. She is one of seven children and was brought up in County Tipperary, Ireland, in a small rural town called Nenagh. She has been married to the youth minister Pat since May 2009. Jenni has obtained a degree in Early Childhood Care, Development and Education. Having completed these studies, Jenni greatly recognises the need for children's development in all areas and is passionate about encouraging children in their Christian faith and also encouraging children to think about God and why He is important in their lives. Jenni is passionate about Jesus and loves sharing the Gospel with children through singing, dancing, games and of course what she does best TALKING!!!!

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Oliver Hermes

Church Warden

Oliver is married to Christine, a local GP and they, with their 3 children have been at St Mary’s since 1988. He can often be found welcoming at the church gate on a Sunday morning. A keen supporter of the early morning men’s prayer group, which still enables him to commute to London. He is also Chair of Trustees and occasional skipper for the Morning Star Trust- a Christian offshore sail training charity.



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Gill Bradley
Church Warden

Gill is married to Colin and has been part of St Mary’s since early 2008 when she moved from South West London to be married to Colin. She is a member of the prayer ministry team, the pastoral care team, is addicted to helping on the Alpha course, and is a Trustee of Streetlight Trust.   Gill is working as the HR Coordinator at World Vision and has a heart for children at risk worldwide, and a love of Africa. She loves music (especially live), food, playing games, travel, and being with family and friends, and is a season ticket holder at the MK Dons.

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Andrew Walmsley 

Licensed Lay Minister 

Andrew is a Licensed Lay Ministers (LLM’s) for St Mary’s. After hearing and discerning the call to serve God in a lay capacity he began the formal training for this role and was licensed in November 2010. He has been a member of St Mary’s since moving to Milton Keynes to begin his teaching career. He is married to Rachel and they have two young boys. 

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Robin Rowles 

Licensed Lay Minister 

Robin has been a Licensed Lay Minister at St Marys for a number of years. Widowed with married children, Robin has a knowledge of pensions, a liking for walking and model railways and is a member of the Facebook group "I like my music loud". Robin often wishes his sermons could be two way discussions, but that probably isn't practical at St Marys!

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 Joe Harrison

Joe Harrison is a student youth worker at St Mary's. Born and bred in Milton Keynes, he has attended the church with his family for over eighteen years. After feeling called to youth ministry in early 2013 Joe took the opportunity to complete a one year internship while studying a youth ministry course with Centre for Youth Ministry (CYM). He is now currently studying a degree in BA (Hons) Youth, Community Work and Practical Theology while on placement here. He loves his sport and particularly enjoys playing football and golf, which often brings out his competitive edge. Joe is a keen Aston Villa fan and particularly likes to promote this when they are actually WINNING MATCHES!!!