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Trustee Board

The Baptist Union has a Trustee board made up of twelve members elected by the Council. The role of the trustees is to provide strategic direction for our Union, ensure appropriate policies are in place and operated effectively, to oversee the Union's structure and to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

They meet four times a year, and invite people to join them to advise on particular matters.

The Key Role Nominations Team takes a lead in discovering, discerning and recognising key leaders to serve in various ways throughout Baptists Together, including identifying possible new Trustees.  For more information about the Team, or to make a nomination, please click here.

The Trustee Governance Handbook can now be found here.

For more information on our current trustees, see below:
A Cowley web picture Andrew Cowley is senior minister of Leigh Road Baptist Church, Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. His background includes Business Management and Development with specialisms in leadership development & implementation, organisational & strategy design and project management.  He has previously worked for CPAS (an Anglican mission agency) where he was involved in senior management and leadership development and was formally on the management team of TEAR Fund.  Andrew is also involved in coaching and mentoring leaders from the commercial world, as well as the church and wider not-for-profit sector. He has previously served as a  member of the Baptist Missionary Society council of reference, has been a primary school governor and has been involved in the formation of two charities.
Andrew is passionate about his family, the local church, flying kites, photography and Rugby Union.
Lynn Green Lynn Green is General Secretary of the Baptist Union.
Phil Jump website Phil Jump graduated from Liverpool Polytechnic as a marine electrical engineer and worked for 9 years at Cammell Laird Shipbuilders, where he eventually became Material Control Manager, overseeing the transition to a computerised material procurement and management system. After leaving Spurgeon’s College, he served as minister at New Addington Baptist Church, an area of significant social need on the edge of Croydon. During that time, as well as helping the church to grow, he led a number of community initiatives which included chairing the community partnership, launching a community magazine and chairing one of the UK’s first Education Action Zones. He was also the founder and creative director of Crossroads Theatre Company.
Phil has been Regional Minister for NWBA for 15 years, serving a diverse community of local churches and ministers in a variety of contexts. He was one of the original BUGB trustees, standing down when his youngest daughter, Emma was born in 2010. He has also served on the Baptist Strategy Forum, Futures Steering Group, Transitional Steering Group and Baptist Steering Group. He also led the recent ministry review for BUGB “IGNITE” and has served as a member of Council for 15 years. He serves as a trustee of several charities and is chair of the historic charity Industrial Christian Fellowship, made famous through the work of Geoffrey Studdert-Kennedy and William Temple. He has also served for the last 2 years as interim Public Issues Co-ordinator for Baptists Together. Phil is married to Jan, a chef in a local garden centre, has two grown up children currently studying drama and music at York and Leeds universities, leads the children’s music team in his local church and is an avid supporter of Liverpool Football Club.
SusieLeveson 23 9 20 Suzie Leveson  is an HR Director for a world-renowned performing and creative arts School.  She also has her own business as a qualified Personal & Professional Coach, working with a range of people from high level executives, people starting their own business, those who are looking to change their career and those who are just looking to get things done and needing a little help find their direction. Having worked in HR for 15 years, starting out at Tearfund Suzie has learnt a lot about people, the expected and the unexpected and these days there is not much that phases her when it comes to life with people!
Over the years Suzie has been involved in most areas of church life: youth and children’s work, inter church youth services, worship, leading small groups and Alpha. She also served for 4 years as a Trustee of Spurgeon’s College.
Suzie was born in Switzerland whilst her father was training to be a Baptist Minister, and her life has been a Baptist one ever since! After moving back to the UK when she was young, she grew up in West London where her Dad was the minister of a Baptist Church for many years. Suzie met her husband at church when he moved to town for University. They have been married for 22 years and have been serving at the church where Suzie’s husband has been the minister for 10 years.
John Levick John Levick is Honorary Treasurer of the Baptist Union of Great Britain.  John is a member and deacon of Castle Hill Baptist Church in Warwick. Previously he has been in membership in churches in Worcestershire, Wiltshire, London, Cheshire and Hertfordshire. He has served as both Church Treasurer and Church Secretary. Since retiring early from banking in 2005 he was Treasurer of the Heart of England Baptist Association and also on the Baptist Building Fund, taking on the Chair in 2012. He has been a Trustee of the Baptist Ministers Pension Fund and the Baptist Staff Pension Scheme. Whilst still being a trustee of the Baptist Building Fund he stepped down from the other roles on becoming Treasurer of the Union.  John  continues to attend the Pension Fund Trustees meetings but now as employer representative. Aside from Baptist life John is also a trustee of two grant making Christian charities.  
P Lutterodt web Philip Lutterodt is married and has an adult son.  He has served as a Christian minister for over 30 years in Theological Education and Pastoral Ministry.  He is currently the pastor of Mitcham Baptist Church in South London and is also involved in mentoring emerging leaders to serve God in the family, church and society.  In Ghana Philp has served as an Academic Dean of two tertiary institutions, a Council Member of the Ghana Baptist Convention and a speaker at Baptist Student Union events in various university campuses.  In the UK he served for a year as a Council Member of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and currently serves in the BU Ministerial Recognition Sub-Committee.  
He was part of leadership teams in Ghana that facilitated the organisational development and transition of two theological colleges into university colleges.  His education is in Psychology and Theology. Philip has pastored churches in Ghana, Switzerland and England and has lectured in theological institutions in Ghana and England.  His research interests are in Leadership Studies, Global South Christianity, Christian Doctrine, Christian Ethics and the interface between Theology and Psychology.  His publications are in Christology, Leadership Ethics, African Christianity and Church Health.  He has carried out ministry in USA, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia.  His hobbies are current affairs, poetry, table tennis and athletics.
photo peter king Peter King is the Legal Director at HM Treasury, where he leads a team of some 100 people and provides legal advice to ministers and civil servants.  He has had this role since 2017.  Prior to that, he was a lawyer in private practice, advising on corporate law and governance.
He is a director of Mission Housing, which facilitates mission, primarily in London, by the provision of housing for Christian workers.  He is chair of Riot Ensemble, a contemporary music group, and a director of Advocates for International Development, which enables lawyers to support development work around the world. 
He is the Church Secretary of Chatsworth Baptist Church.  He is an occasional lay preacher and service leader.
He is married to Sarah, with three adult children and two grandchildren.  His other interests include cooking, classical music, theatre and travel.
P Mccormack web
Philip McCormack is the Principal of Spurgeon’s College, London. Established in 1856 by Charles Haddon Spurgeon the college is one the leading Higher Education Theological Colleges in the UK. Previously, Prof McCormack was an Assistant Chaplain General in the British Army and its academic lead on ethics nationally and internationally. He articulated the ethical foundation of the British Army and created a practical model of ethics widely embraced, taught and used within the Army and the Royal Marines. An accredited BUGB Baptist minister Prof McCormack holds PhDs from The Queen’s University of Belfast in New Testament and Cranfield University in Philosophy and Strategic Studies. He is the Chair of an International Prize Committee for Military Ethics and is an Honorary Professor of Practical Ethics, in the Institute of Health and Society, the University of Worcester. In December 2017, his application to be appointed as Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy was approved.
M Spriggs Web Mark Spriggs has been working across the Public and Charitable sectors for the last 20 years, having graduated from King Alfred’s College of HE (now University of Winchester) with a degree in History and Sport Studies. Having felt called, with his family, he moved to St Helens to join the Baptist Church there in 2016 from Oxford.  His wife is beginning training to be a Baptist minister at Northern Baptist College in September 2018.
Mark was involved in two church plants with New Frontiers before joining St Helens Baptist Church, one in Birmingham, where he lived in one of the most deprived areas in the country, and Oxford. He has a passion for seeing churches grow and thrive and in 2017 spoke at the ‘Growing Churches Forum’ with the memorable quote of “Constitutions Rock!!” He recommends the book The Trellis and the Vine by Colin Marshall to help support growth.
Mark has worked for the Civil Service in regeneration, NHS in a variety of roles - currently as a Transformation Programme Manager, Oxford City Council in social regeneration as well as supporting local charities, and a number of other roles. He served as Governor and Chair of Governors for a local Primary school for a number of years.
Mark and his wife have 3 children, one who has just married and two teenagers.
Mark loves to cook and exercise hospitality, particularly to build the relationships at the heart of community. He is a film buff and a proud aficionado of the Star Wars universe, particularly the action figures.
Shayla Merivale 23 9 20 Shayla Waugh.  After adventures as a primary school teacher of children with special needs and in the mainstream, and as a teacher of teachers, Shayla tried to avoid following her father, uncle and grandfather into Baptist ministry … and failed.  She has a Welsh degree, tries not to speak French and does speak a rural dialect of a sub-dialect of Arabic that is only spoken in one country in the world.  She lived and worked in the Occupied Territories of Israel and then Jerusalem for half a decade, followed by five years in France and North Africa with BMS World Mission.
Shayla is a companion of the Northumbria Community and passionate about healthy, active, spiritual formation, for herself and others.  Having been in pastorate in a small Baptist fellowship in a small Somerset town for the past five and a half years (during which time she had the privilege of being the Chair of the Resolutions Committee of the European Baptist Federation) she is just about to embark on a full-time PhD through Bristol Baptist College, where she is also a Trustee.  
“In a nutshell, I have a passion for a fullness of life, lived fully, at home and in relationship with others of the Baptist family and others of the wider Christian family, wherever connections can be made and nurtured.  I am resolutely Baptist and resolutely convinced that we have much to learn from other members of our wider family!”
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    Posted: 16/09/2019