Staff

All kinds of people work behind the scenes at St Andrew’s, and it’ll be a while before you become aware of them.  But it’s useful to know some of the names and faces that you will see at the front of our services from time to time.

Rector

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Ash Carter has been the Rector of St Andrew's Kirk Ella and St Luke's Willerby since September 2018. Before that he worked in Westminster and in church planting in south London. He is married to Mim and has two boys and a very excitable dog, called Calvin. He loves 17th century church history, football, film and books, both to read and occasionally to write.

Church Administrator

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Jane Eaman runs the church office arranging weddings, designing service sheets, and gently organising our lives!  We run into chaos whenever she is away.  Jane has many years of secretarial experience, having worked in the administration department of West Yorkshire Police and as a secretary in the Department of Computer Science at Hull University. Jane is married to Steve, has two grown up children and enjoys sewing, baking, gardening, trips to the theatre and walking in the Lake District.

Schools' Work Team Leader

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Sally Hopkinson joined the staff team in January 2020.  Part of her role involves leading the Open the Book teams that go regularly in to our local Carr Lane and St Andrew's Primary Schools.  She is a former Primary School Teacher with over ten years experience of working in a classroom.  Sally is married to Pete and they have three children (and a dog!).  She enjoys reading - especially if there is a chance of it being accompanied by chocolate or a cup of tea with some cake!

Verger

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Chris Franklin became Verger in December 2018 following many years service as Church Warden. He enjoys walking with his cocker spaniel Max, especially on the Cumbrian fells and also takes a keen interest in archaeology and antiquities in general. Chris is married to Sue and they have two sons.

Parish Assistant

imageAndy Carson is originally from Belfast, and moved into Kirk Ella in September 2019 to take up the position of the Parish Assistant. Previously Andy had been working in London for All Souls, Langham Place as their 20s and 30s Ministry Assistant. He supports the Pittsburg Steelers and enjoys good coffee, podcasts, reading, cooking and poetry. Andy helps to lead a few of the youth groups and does a few things to help out here and there. He is still to work out what’s next for him in the years ahead.