Commissioning 2022

19 july 2022 at 11am #CAEVANGELISTS22


Watch Church Army’s annual Commissioning celebration! Join Sharon Deeming, Sian John, Chloe Sheppard and Allison Worrall (The class of ’22!) are Commissioned as Church Army Evangelists and Admitted to the Office of Evangelist.

Meet the Evangelists

Class of 2022

Sharon Deeming

Sharon’s Ministry

Sharon lives in Kettering, where she is involved in creating a well-being space as a partnership between the church and local library, and is setting up a team of pastors in the A&E department of the local hospital.

Siân John

Sian’s Ministry

Sian is based in Denbigh, and as well as some everyday evangelism and reaching out to neighbours, has started a Wednesday morning breakfast drop in for local teenagers before school.

Chloë Sheppard

Chloe’s Ministry

Chloe is based in Winchester and is part of the Close Pastors Team at Winchester Cathedral, where she ministers to homeless and vulnerable people. Chloe is also a Pastoral Worker with Aggie Weston’s where she works in close collaboration with the Naval Chaplaincy Service to provide support to staff and students.

Allison Worrall

Alison’s Ministry

Allison is based in Accrington, where she helps run the Accrington Christians Together foodbank, helps out with another food and furniture bank and helps lead Aglow women’s fellowship and outreach group. She is also an NHS midwife.

Class of 2021

Jane Duckitt

Jane’s Ministry

Jane is a member of All Saints Church in Ecclesall,
Sheffield. She is employed as a Community Worker for
Zest, working with isolated and vulnerable people in the
Netherthorpe, Upperthorpe & Langsett areas of the city.

Marian Edwards Church Army

Marian Edwards

Marian’s Ministry

Marian is the Lead Evangelist at the Ballina Centre of Mission. Ballina Centre of Mission was launched in 2016 in partnership with Ballina Churches Together, an active partnership involving the four main Christian denominations – Church of Ireland, Roman Catholic, Methodist and Presbyterian, in a town where 10% of the population of the town belong to the Irish Traveller Community.

Jenny Falcon Otero

Jenny Falcon Otero

Jenny’s Ministry

Jenny is the Pioneer Evangelist at the Gwent Valley’s Centre of Mission in Wales. Keynesham where she has pioneered a group for adults with learning difficulties; she is also involved with various forms of chaplaincy and care.

Matt Gould

Matt Gould

Matt’s Ministry

Having been involved in the youth work team at Carrigrohane Union of Parishes for 14 years, Matt has recently taken up a new role as Church Army Lead Evangelist and Community Leader at The Carraig Centre, which is a newly formed Cork Centre of Mission in Ireland.

Amy Hayes

Amy’s Ministry

Amy is the Pioneer Evangelist for the Selby Centre of Mission. Her ministry includes the Kids’ Club, a women’s God and the Bible group, and outreach with people who live on Flaxley Road.

Jo Leslie

Jo’s Ministry

Jo is the Lead Evangelist for the North Coast of Wales Centre of Mission, in partnership with the Diocese of St. Asaph. She recently completed a sun-rise swim to raise money for her work in the area!

Paul Ogunyemi

Paul’s Ministry

Paul lives in Chester and his main area of ministry is with the Campbell Hall Homeless Drop-in, where he uses games and hospitality to share the love of Jesus with the people who attend the drop-in.

Vee Pinto

Vee’s Ministry

Vee is a licenced Intercultural Pioneer Minister
with the Diocese of Leicester where she is responsible
for building and developing Roots, an Intercultural
Worshipping Community. Click here to hear from Vee on Sharing Faith.

Maria Seaman

Maria’s Ministry

Maria Seaman leads Street Church in her home town of
Wellingborough. She is also involved in other outreach
projects, and is always looking to bring a pioneering and
missional edge to the activities of her church, especially
the kids and youth work.

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Class of 2020

Judith Bawtree

Judith’s Ministry

is based in Hove. She encourages people in Bishop Hannington Church and runs Alpha alongside her husband Donald and spreads the word with the ladies’ tennis and book groups she attends.

Elaine Smith

Elaine’s Ministry

Elaine works in Leicester as a licensed lay evangelistfor the benefice of St Christopher’s, as Community Missioner at St Chad’s and as part of the Pastoral Team at Leicester Cathedral.

Pete Tomkinson

Pete Tomkinson

Pete’s Ministry

Pete works as a Training Hub Leader for the M:Power project in Blackpool, training, supporting and equipping lay leaders from the Urban Estates. He is also on the Diocesan vocations team as a lay vocations advisor.

Andy Wilson

Andy’s Ministry

Andy is Lead Evangelist at Church Army’s Gloucester Centre of Mission and has been invited to join the Archbishops’ College of Evangelists.

Cherith Withington

Cherith’s Ministry

Cherith lives and works in Norris Green with Church
Army’s Liverpool Centre of Mission, with local schools,
leading a toddler church, running a Bible study for women and helping with the foodbank.

Meet Your HostS

Tim ELLIS, FORMER Bishop of Grantham

Peter Rouch, CEO OF Church Army

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a commissioning service?

A Church Army Commissioning Service is a celebration of the completion of Church Army Training as well as recognition of those being commissioned also being admitted to the Office of Evangelist.

What is a Church Army evangelist?

Once an individual has successfully completed their training as a Church Army Evangelist, they will be admitted to the Office of Evangelist. A Church Army Evangelist is recognised for ministry by the Church of England and other Anglican Provinces.

Can I train to become an Evangelist?

If you feel called to share the Gospel and serve the poor, you could be called to be a Church Army Evangelist. We will help you discern your calling, equip you with training and study, and help you follow where God is leading you. Church Army training is part of the preparation for being commissioned as a Church Army Evangelist and recognised for ministry by the Church of England and other Anglican Provinces.

Are you Built Different?

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