Role: Team Leader of the Open Heaven Leadership Team. Ness is responsible for providing primary leadership, teaching and direction to fulfill our vision and values. She is chair of Loughborough Churches Partnership and is a catalyst for unity. She is also on the Pioneer National Core Team and oversees a few churches in the Pioneer Network.
Bio: Ness is married to Rich, they have two daughters, Amelie and Lauren and they live in a community household. Ness is committed to seeing long-term transformation in the town and university. She is also a speaker at various events and conferences such as Spring Harvest and Soul Survivor.
Role: Jez leads our discipleship year, Ignite. He also leads our Pastoral team.
Bio: Jez is married to Sarah and they have two daughters, Hope and Mary. He is passionate about seeing people released and developed to serve and make a difference. He loves sport and for many years was the Chairman of local football team.
Role: Mel leads OH2 with Rich. She is also our Children and Families worker and also oversees our inner healing ministry called Sozo. She is passionate about helping Open Heaven be a place where families are equipped to be the primary place of spiritual formation for children.
Bio: Melanie is married to Rich and has three children, Daniel, Grace and Esme. She is originally from the States but has worked hard at cultivating an English accent.
Role: Rich leads the OH2 team with Melanie. He also oversees clusters and youth work and is one of the leaders of our men's ministry "Blood and Fire".
Bio: Rich is married to Melanie. He loves building community and seeing people connected to Jesus. He feels most alive when having outdoor adventures.
Role: Stacey leads OH1 with Joe.
Bio: Stacey works in the field of Substance Misuse in the Public Sector and loves seeing people get free from drug and alcohol addiction. She is passionate about building and shaping Church and seeing her generation become disciples of Jesus that make an impact on culture and society. She loves Joe, food and sport!
Role: Joe leads OH1 with Stacey. He also oversees some of our work in the community.
Bio: Joe is the Midlands Regional Manager for a charity called Home for Good which aims to find a home for every child who needs one through Fostering and Adoption. He is also on the Open Heaven staff team, bringing leadership to OH1, developing new resources and overseeing some of our work in the community. Joe is married to Stacey, and they have a son called Aaron.
Lizzie is PA to Ness Wilson. She is married to Sam and they have a little boy called Joseph.
Gemma is our Administrator, who enables the church to run smoothly behind the scenes. She has lived in Leicester most of her life but has recently moved to Loughborough to be part of the Open Heaven Community.
Jess is our OH2, Childrens' & Ignite Administrator. She has a passion for helping people and for baking and loves cake. In the last year has set up her own cake baking and decorating business from home. Jess has lived in Loughborough for nearly 3 years and is married to Chris.
Nathaniel is our OH2, Families, Childrens' and Youth Administrator, covering for Jess's maternity leave. He is passionate about serving the Church, and seeing God's kingdom come to Earth. He also loves sport, playing football and cricket for local teams. Nathaniel has lived in Loughborough for 3 and a half years since initially joining as a student, and is currently doing our Ignite discipleship year.
Rachel is our OH1 administrator. She is passionate about seeing people in their 18-30s discipled well and released into everything God has made them to be. Rachel also works for Fusion.
Phil is our Operations Manager, responsible for the operating systems of the church and the building. He's passionate about the Church in Western Europe and welcoming international students into the community. Phil is also a student at Loughborough University.
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.
Sarah is Covering Lizzie's Maternity leave as PA to Ness Wilson. Sarah is married to Andy and has two children, James and Emily. She is passionate about the vulnerable and forgotten members of society realising their full potential in Christ
Claire is our Ignite Administrator, covering for Jess's maternity leave.
Luc our fantastic Student Worker. He leads the Student Team who help students get connected and equipped to make a difference on campus and beyond university.
Luc has a great Student Team around him. They are there to look out for and serve the students in Open Heaven.