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Leadership Team

NESS WILSON

Team Leader

Ness is responsible for providing primary leadership, teaching and direction to fulfill our vision and values. She is also on the Pioneer National Core Team, is the Regional Leader for Pioneer Midlands and Pioneer's Champion for Women in Leadership.

MELANIE CAVE

OH2 Leader + Children and Families Lead

Melanie leads OH2 with Rich. She is 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.

RICH CAVE

OH2 Leader + Small Groups, Youth and Ignite Lead

Rich leads the OH2 team with Melanie. 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 with Joe. Stacey 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 + Community Engagement and Interns Lead

Joe leads OH1 with Stacey. Joe is on the Open Heaven staff team, brings leadership to OH1 and develops new projects and resources for the community, such as our Safehaven Cafe.

PETE SISSON

Mens Ministry Lead

Pete is part of the Open Heaven Leadership Team, the OH2 team, and is one of the leaders in our men's ministry Blood & Fire. He is passionate about music, the doorway it opens to worship, and its potential to impact people inside and outside the church.

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.

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.

SIMON JOHNSON

OH2 Gathering Coordinator

Simon ensures our OH2 gatherings run smoothly and are engaging for all ages. Simon is also doing an internship with Open Heaven in worship and children's work.

IZZY LOWINGS

Operations Manager

Izzy is all about the detail and through her role as Operations Manager she is passionate about putting in processes that enables the church and the staff team to thrive and feel equipped in all that they do.

JESS PYMM

Families, Ignite and Intern Administrator and Safeguarding Coordinator

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 & 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.

GEMMA SKEVINGTON

Cafe Manager

Alongside running the St. Peter's Cafe Gemma has a passion to see single people set free in to who they are called to be in their season of singleness and leads the Open Heaven singles ministry, Phileo.

BECKY TYERS

OH1 Gathering Coordinator

Becky is passionate about building church and really enjoys coordinating weekly gatherings that are fun and relevant for our 18-30s community. Alongside her role as OH1 gathering coordinator, Becky is also going to be completing an internship at Open Heaven in media and communications.