MEET THE TEAM
Kt heads up the team and works full time, supporting schools across the Stort Valley area.
Link - Bishop's Stortford Churches
Nikki serves as a link between the Trust and the churches in Bishop's Stortford.
Chris is married to Roger and has two adult children. She first became a supporter of SVST through church but then more so when her children went to the SVST After School club at Hockerill. She started producing the SVST newsletter in Autumn 2015 for a few years and joined the team as Secretary back in March 2017.
Schools Support Worker
Nicola joined the team in 2012 and works part time in schools and supports the work behind the scenes. She is married to Matt and has two young children.
Link - Saffron Walden Churches
I have been the pastor of Saffron Walden Community church since 2006, and the link for Stort Valley Schools trust since 2014. I think we are privileged that SVST can still visit so many local schools to share about Jesus, in both word and deed. I am very happy to be the link to Saffron Walden churches.
Nigel is a retired schoolteacher. He attends Bishop’s Stortford Christian Assembly and is also the pastor of Langley Baptist Church.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Kathryn is an experienced front line social worker with an assessment team, taking referrals from schools, health services and the police to safeguard and protect children and to support families in crisis situations. She has also volunteered with children and young people in church youth work and has a PGCE and Qualified Teacher status in secondary education. She believes passionately in the rights of children and in supporting people who are down trodden and in need of help and a voice in society. She is committed to bringing the love of God into difficult situations.
Janet qualified as a speech and language therapist and has worked in health clinics and schools in Reading, Essex and Suffolk. She also lectured in phonetics at the Wycliffe Bible Translators Centre in High Wycombe. Janet and her husband have lived in Saffron Walden for over forty years, worshipping at St Marys Church. They also have strong connections with Ashdon Baptist Church.
Kieran has ten-years’ experience in the charity sector working in commercial and fundraising roles that both generate income and impact, particularly through mutually beneficial strategic partnerships with funders and the private sector. He has volunteered with children and young people for over 20 years and is passionate about helping provide opportunities for them to thrive, particularly in knowing how valued and loved they are by God.