We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Elliott as Hub Engagement Manager. Rachel will pioneer a new missional approach establishing St Mark’s as a resource hub with the intention to be outward going rather than inward looking. 60% of this role will focus on community engagement and 40% on specific management of the #TheHub base. Rachel currently serves as the Minister for Social Transformation for St James Muswell Hill in London.
We’ve asked Rachel to introduce herself in her own words…
“Hello to you all! I’m so excited about coming to join you!
When I came for the interview everyone I met told me how amazing Wigan people are, and so I can’t wait to get to know you all. I believe local churches have enormous potential to be good news to people and local communities, because Jesus is Good News. And so what a privilege to come and join you for the next chapter of the story of St Mark’s Newtown, and the Transforming Wigan initiative, and to start exploring what that looks like, especially with the amazing resource of #TheHub!
At the moment I live in North London where I’m working for a church, doing all sorts of different things, but mostly running community projects that serve people in different kinds of need. However, I’m a Northerner really, and grew up on the Wirral, where most of my family are still based, so am looking forward to returning to my roots and getting to know a new part of the North West!
I love people, music, chatting over food and a cup of English Breakfast tea and being creative. Unfortunately I don’t know a lot about rugby (I can learn!), but I do love pies, so apparently I’ll fit in well (I’m told pies and rugby are a big deal in Wigan).
P.S. I’ve already been practising the phrase ‘fur clempt’.”