Team

Facilitating Team

Gather Movement works with a town or city by invitation and welcome, developing friendships and trust as we serve together – there for the long-haul because we believe in the long-term journey. We love to tell the stories of town and city transformation to encourage and inspire and provide a safe space for shared learning, together.

Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton

Founder and Joint CEO

Roger is Founder and joint CEO of Gather Movement and is a Global Hub Leader for MOVEMENT.ORG.

Roger previously served the Borough of Trafford in Manchester as co-chair of the Trafford Local Strategic Partnership and chair of the Stronger Communities Board for Trafford Council in Manchester; he also led the Covid crisis response group across Trafford.

Roger previously led Altrincham Baptist church in Manchester for 22 years.

He is married to Lesley and they have four grown-up children.

Andy Frost

Andy Frost

Joint CEO

Andy is Joint CEO for Gather Movement and is also our regional connector for London. Andy is also Director of Share Jesus International and has been supporting city-wide missions and community festivals for the past 15 years.

Andy is married to Jo and they have two young daughters.

Dave King

Dave King

Strategic Director

Dave King is Strategic Director for Gather Movement and heads up prayer strategy and our team of Regional Connectors.

Dave is also director of Kingdom Voice in Salford where he has lived and ministered for many years and is on the Enabling Team for both the National and Greater Manchester Movement for Recovery.

He is married to Karen and they have a daughter called Lizzie, who’s married to John.

Kay Grieves

Kay Grieves

Operations Director

Kay joined the Gather Movement team in 2020 as Operations Director. Kay previously worked in project and programme management within the technology and environmental consultancy sectors.

She is married to Chris and they have two teenage children.

Lesley Sutton

Lesley Sutton

Creative Director/Trustee

Lesley is a visual artist and director of PassionArt, a charity that encourages and nurtures art and spirituality and the recovery of beauty within the Church and community.

Lesley has four grown-up children and nine grandchildren.

Jenna Casey

Jenna Casey

Digital Communications Exec

Jenna is the newest addition to our team and delivers all our digital comms including social media and newsletters.

Jenna is also on the leadership team of Coulby Newham Baptist Church and previously worked for YFC.

Jenna is based in the Northeast and is married to Aaron.

Stephen Sutton

Stephen Sutton

Associate

Stephen Sutton is supporting and advising Gather Movement. He is Minister at Coulby Newham Baptist Church in Middlesbrough and is a regional connector for the Northeast of the UK.

Stephen is also part of the Middlesbrough and Teesside church unity movements. Stephen is married to Leah and they have 4 children.

Ian Rutherford

Ian Rutherford

Associate

Ian is the City Centre Minister at Methodist Central Hall, Manchester. Ian is Faith Sector Lead of the Greater Manchester Homelessness Action Network and GM Homelessness Programme Board, Chair of the Greater Manchester Food Security Action Network, a Trustee of the Greater Manchester Mayor`s Charity and on the Leadership Team of Citizens UK and Greater Manchester Citizens. He has a passion for Jesus and for Justice.

Ian is on the national Movement for Recovery Core Team and leads on the Movement for Homelessness and Housing.

Ian is married to Joanna and they have three children.

Steve Botham

Steve Botham

Associate

Steve Botham is supporting and advising Gather Movement. Steve comes from a business background, having worked in senior roles in HR and Training in the Motor Industry and Financial Services. He was CEO of a Change and Consultancy firm and Chair of a Community Development “think tank”. Previously, Steve was Director of the World Prayer Centre in Birmingham. Steve is a regional connector for the Midlands and gives us a focus on prayer and workplace ministry.

Steve is married to Carol and they have 2 grown-up children.

Osoba Otaigbe

Osoba Otaigbe

Associate

Osoba, is a Baptist Minister, working for the Bible Society as Church Engagement Manager, North of England and is on secondment one day a week with Gather Movement working on reimagining mission in the UK. He is also a Movement for Recovery trustee for Greater Manchester Churches Together.

Osoba is based in Manchester and has three children.

Tani Omedeyi

Tani Omedeyi

Trustee

Chair of The Board Of Trustees and Senior Pastor at Love and Joy Ministries. Tani is Chair of Liverpool Lighthouse, and a board trustee of Together for Harvest, Liverpool. Tani was previously chair of Evangelical Alliance UK.
Dave Kirby

Dave Kirby

Trustee

Dave has worked in Sales and Marketing for most of his career in a variety of industries, with over 15 of this as a Sales/Marketing Director. He is a Governor and the Finance Lead at his local school. He is a member of Altrincham Baptist Church and is married to Alison with two grown up children.
Peter Heywood

Peter Heywood

Trustee

Peter founded the Genesis Trust in 1995, bringing Christians from all the churches in the Bath area together to help people in need in the community. He is also a founder member of Bath Christian Action Network, that was inspired by the Gather Movement. Peter has retired from an international career and serves on the Movement for Recovery and Movement for Homelessness and Housing core teams.

He is married to Jackie, and they have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.

Wider Team

Hannah Buck

Hannah Buck

Chief Officer of Transforming Notts Together; Christian Action Nottingham

Sian Wade

Sian Wade

Senior Leader, Bridge Church Lincoln; Active Faith Lead for Transform Lincoln

Andy Street

Andy Street

Chair of Christian Action Bristol; Director SLR Consulting Limited

Roger Allen

Roger Allen

Together4Bristol, networking across the spheres of life to help "set God's people free" to bring transformation across the whole of Bristol. Life coach.

Les Isaac

Les Isaac

Founder and CEO of Ascension Trust, pioneered Street Pastors in the UK in 2003, honorary Ecumenical Canon at Southwark Cathedral.

Alan Magness

Alan Magness

Serves in leadership in Transform Reading; Chair of Linking Lives UK; previously Partnership Coordinator for Reading Borough Council

Deb Fozzard

Deb Fozzard

Director, Sunderland Connect Network

Christina Omideyi

Christina Omideyi

A Barrister by profession, chair of Trustees, The OK Foundation, Coordinator, Pray Haringey

Lloyd Cooke

Lloyd Cooke

Chief Executive, Saltbox

S Tranter

S Tranter

A medic and prayer warrior! Also keenly interested in uniting Bristol churches in a corporate vision for transformation.

Advisory Team

Paula Stringer

Paula Stringer

CEO, Christians Against Poverty

Martin Frost CBE

Martin Frost CBE

Co-founder, CMR Surgical

Craig Sider

Craig Sider

President and CEO, MOVEMENT.ORG

PAUL WILLIAMS

PAUL WILLIAMS

CEO, Bible Society

Rev Celia Apeagyei-Collins

Rev Celia Apeagyei-Collins

Founder and President, The Rehoboth Foundation

Ian Shelton

Ian Shelton

Movement Day Hub Leader for the Pacific Region and Chair of the MD Australia committee

David Dorricott

David Dorricott

Managing Director, AFD Software

Gavin Calver

Gavin Calver

CEO, Evangelical Alliance