Revd Stewart Gibbs is Chaplain and Tutor in Greek. He works mainly with the Chelmsford-based students on Thursday evenings. He is also Rector of St Mary's, Sheering and Holy Trinity, Hatfield Heath on the Herts/Essex Border. He is married to Samantha and they have one son.
Revd Sue Colman is part of the Pastoral and Social Transformation team at Holy Trinity Brompton, where she oversees a ‘Hospitality’ project, which encompasses the sharing of community lunches to the opening of our homes to vulnerable and at risk children and adults. She is particularly interested in issues around adoption and fostering, serving as a trustee for the UK charity Home for Good. As a chaplain, Sue hopes to offer a ‘hospitable space’ to students, where they can feel supported in their personal, spiritual journeys through their time at the college. Sue is married to Jamie and they have 4 grown up children.
Brother Benedict is an Anglican Franciscan living under the traditional vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. He has been a friar since 1970 and has travelled widely as a Brother living in Zimbabwe for 2 years and spent 10 years in a gangland part of the east end of Glasgow. Brother Benedict is currently the Minister Provincial (Headbrother) and an ordained priest in the Church of England (though was actually ordained in the Episcopal Church in Scotland); Brother Benedict enjoys reading, sport (from an armchair).
Revd David Hughes is married to Claire who is a Practice Nurse in Manchester. They have two children Naomi and Jonathan who is married to Amy, and two young grandchildren Gracie and Joseph. He served in four Dioceses over a period of 41 years - he served a Curacy at St John's Tunbridge Wells, then joined Robert Warren at St Thomas' Crookes, was Vicar of Normanton from 81-90 and Rector of St James and Emmanuel, Didsbury from 90 to 2009 when he retired and is enjoying it. He is on Hon Curate at All Saints, Marple and regularly visits Africa on Ministry Trips. He enjoys sport, reading, theatre, gardening and fun things and is looking forward to service as a Chaplain at St Mellitus College, North West.
Carla Hampton is Chaplain to the One Year Pathway Students in Chelmsford, as well as being a Canon of Chelmsford Cathedral, and Associate Priest at Springfield. She first studied at The Royal College of Music, before teaching in secondary education for 29 years (finishing as Assistant Deputy and School based Tutor for the Institute of Education). Carla trained for ordination at NTMTC, before serving her curacy at St Andrew’s, Chelmsford. Carla has served as a chaplain in hospitals and schools, as well as being part of the Chelmsford Retail Chaplains. She has been parish priest at Great Waltham with Ford End, and part of the steering committee for the Diocesan Pastoral Assistant Course, before being made Rural Dean in 2007.
Revd Sandra McCalla is the vicar of St Leonard Church in Heston. She trained for ordination at Westcott House, Cambs and was ordained in 2012 serving her title in the east end parish of All Saints, Poplar. Prior to ordination, Sandra was a practising barrister for several years specialising in regulatory and consumer credit law. Sandra is married to Jeff and they have 3 children.
James Fawcett is Chaplain to the Youth Ministry students at St Mellitus College. James is a youth worker, and has been doing youth ministry for the last 16 years in a variety of contexts both inside and outside of church. He is a Trustee for a local church charity based in east London, working with young people. He works for Concrete, a project of St Stephens Canonbury, which aims to support and resource youth work and is really interested in urban youth ministry. He is married to Laura, a Curate in London. He loves cooking, good coffee and making things out of wood.
Mark Blakely is a chaplain to students at St Mellitus College, Chelmsford. He is helping to lead a large and varied parish in Dagenham, East London and trained for ordination at St Mellitus College. Before entering full time priestly ministry he led the law masters at University College London and remains a visiting lecturer there, and before that was a solicitor. Mark thinks-up his sermons by having a compulsory walk in the countryside each week. He belongs to a swimming club called 'the nuts' and knows too much about aviation.