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

imageJonathan Juckes has been at St Andrew’s since 1998. He is married to Diana and they have five children. Before moving to Kirk Ella, Jonathan served at St Helen’s Bishopsgate in London, and before that in Sevenoaks.

Associate Minister

imageDavid Spence moved to Kirk Ella in summer 2016 from his previous post training in twelve small churches in the Cotswolds.  He is married to Ellie and they have four children.  David worked in computing research before he trained to become a minister.  He loves a good walk in beautiful scenery and still likes to tinker with computers.


Children's and Families Worker

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Claire Dean is our Young Children's and Families' Worker and works closely with all of the Church's children's groups, regularly going into the local school and liaising with families.  She was a primary school teacher before leaving to be a full time mum to her two children.  In her spare time Claire loves to explore new places with the family, likes to create things from card and enjoys going to the theatre.

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 with two children.

Verger

Les Collinson imageexplains to friends that he is now onto his third career!  Les played football for Hull City for many years, before a career as a maths teacher.  He has been on the team at St Andrew’s for more than twenty years, and we would quickly grind to a halt without him.  Les opens up and closes down the church building for us, on Sundays, at weddings and funerals and on other special occasions.

Ministry Apprentice

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Jonny Guy moved to Kirk Ella in 2016 to marry Suzi, and joined the team in September 2017. He studied Politics & Philosophy at the University of Sheffield before working with UCCF in York, and most recently spent a couple of years as a bid writer. He is a long-suffering supporter of Aston Villa and enjoys running, listening to podcasts, and having a leisurely breakfast.