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Senior Leadership Team

NESS WILSON

Team Leader

Ness is responsible for providing primary leadership, teaching and direction to fulfil our vision and values. She is also the Pioneer Network UK Leader, Pioneer's Champion for Women in Leadership, is on the Wildfires Festival Core Team and sits on the Evangelical Alliance Council.

RICH CAVE

OH2 Leader and Small Groups Lead

Rich leads OH2, the Sunday morning expression of Open Heaven where generations meet together. He is also responsible for Small Groups in Open Heaven. He loves building community and seeing people connected to Jesus. He feels most alive when having outdoor adventures.

STACEY MCSHARRY

OH1 Leader

Stacey leads OH1, the 18-30's expression of Open Heaven with Joe. Stacey is a gifted teacher and is passionate about building and shaping Church and seeing her generation become disciples of Jesus that make an impact on culture and society.

JOE MCSHARRY

OH1 Leader and Community Engagement and Interns Lead

Joe leads OH1 with Stacey, develops projects and resources for the community, such as our Safehaven Cafe, and heads up our Internship programme. He is on the Pioneer Network UK Core Team, co-leading RISE; a group for leaders in their 20s & 30s in Pioneer. He is currently chair of Charnwood Food Poverty Group and vice chair of Loughborough Churches Partnership.

RICH WILSON

Rich loves students and God’s church. He is movement leader of Fusion and has championed the role of local churches in student mission for over 25 years. His latest book ‘A Call Less Ordinary’ draws on much of his experience and contains a message for this generation for how they must respond to the call of God for themselves. 

Staff Team

MARG AUST

HR Lead

Marg is helping us with our HR policies and practice. She is married to John and loves spending time with her grandchildren, cycling with John on their tandem and holidaying in their motorhome.

ADY BLANCHARD

Community Engagement Intern
Ady is on the intern team this year with a particular focus on Community Engagement. He is a CAP Money Coach and is contributing to work covering Safehaven Cafe, Love Christmas, Christmas Child shoeboxes, Charnwood Food Poverty Group and other partnership work. He is married to Jane, is a keen cyclist and enjoys listening to music on vinyl.

LIZZIE BULLEN

PA to Ness Wilson

Lizzie has worked for Open Heaven for a number of years doing various roles and has a passion for building church and seeing others become all God has created them to be.

MATT HICKMAN

Content Creation Intern
Matt’s all about helping leaders get the good news of Jesus to those who are hungry to hear it. Matt supports the Media and Communications team, and his work focuses on social media data analysis to help improve the effectiveness of church communication, as well as focusing on content creation for the different church communications channels. He also plays the bass.

JOE HUME

Worship Intern
Joe coordinates the worship team and leaders, alongside organising worship events such as worship nights. He has an active role in the planning of seasonal gatherings and helps bring ideas from a worship perspective along with coming up with original creative content.

SIMON JOHNSON

Finance and Digital Gathering Coordinator

Simon produces our Sunday morning live streams, and works alongside our serving teams to deliver content each week.

JOSH JONES

Production Manager
Like many churches, we have gone online since March 2020 and as lockdown lifts, we know online is here to stay. Josh works to grow Open Heaven’s online presence and resource our expressions with live streaming. He also oversees all technical aspects of filming and live streaming other events and conferences outside of Sundays.

ANDREW MARSHALL

Families Worker

IZZY LOWINGS

Operations Manager (Currently on Maternity)

Izzy is now on Maternity Leave until the end of April 2021. For safeguarding speak to Andrew Marshall. For Finance and IT speak to Simon Johnson. For Events, Health and Safety and GDPR speak to Becky Tyers. 

HOPE NYABIENDA

Digital Administrator

Hope is our joy filled administrator. She dabbles in several areas of the church and loves vegetables.

JESS PYMM

Families and Safeguarding Coordinator (Currently on Maternity)

Jess has a passion for helping others and enjoys hearing from God through creative means and tries her hand at all things crafty. She is an avid baker and cake decorator and loves all things cake related. 

LUC SADLER

Student Worker

Luc is passionate about students knowing and growing in Jesus at uni. He loves meeting new people and sharing Jesus with those who don't yet know him. Luc leads the Student Team who are dedicated to disciple, serve, and pray for the students of Loughborough.

DAVID SCARBOROUGH

Communications and Media Manager

David has lived in Loughborough for 10 years, and when he is not working for church he is busy running an art gallery in the town centre.

BECKY TYERS

Operations and Digital Gathering Coordinator

Becky is passionate about building church and really enjoys coordinating weekly gatherings that are fun and relevant for our 18-30s community. Currently Becky helps deliver our Sunday streams and is handling our health and safety. 

MICHAEL VINCENT

Youth Work Leader
Michael is passionate about helping young people realise their identity is in Christ and see them walk in the freedom of being defined by how God sees them rather than what culture tells them. Through weekly events such as their Tuesday Night Youth Gatherings and Sunday Night Sofa Sessions, Michael helps create and facilitate fun and engaging spaces where the Youth can be authentically themselves, enjoy community and develop a personal relationship with God.