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SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Rev'd Elaine Sutherland
Elaine is married to Mark and they have three grown up children. Coming from a background in the United Reformed Church, Elaine was installed as vicar of Holy Trinity on 2 February 2020, having served as a member of staff and Associate Vicar for over 10 years.
Rev'd John McGinley
Associate Vicar for Resourcing Church
John is married to Bridget with two daughters and Monty the springer spaniel. He is on the New Wine National Leadership team and helps oversee the Archbishops College of Evangelists.
Rev'd Jitesh Patel
Associate Vicar for Training and Development
Jitesh moved back to hometown Leicester from Southsea in 2018. He is married to Bridget and is also Associate Director of St Mellitus (East Midlands). Jitesh oversees our teaching programme and the development of our preachers.
Director of Operations
Stephen is married to Cathy with two young children that keep them busy! He's been in post since 2012 after moving from a career in IT. Stephen oversees all practical areas of church life, including the building projects here and at Holy Apostles church.
Associate Minister, 0-18s
Alex is the longest serving member of the HTL staff team! He is married to Anne with two older children and a cat. From 2016-2020 Alex has headed up Week 2 of the Boulder Gang venue at New Wine United Summer Gathering. He is author of several Easter & Christmas plays that are performed to over 8000 children each year and is probably the funniest member of our team!
Rev'd Dave Hendra
Dave is married to Boo with two young children. They moved to Leicester in 2016 for Dave's curacy post. He is also one half of the band Eikon.
Rev'd Jenny Ridge
Curate & Minister at Holy Apostles
Jenny is married to Dave and they have two grown up children plus multiple grandchildren. After completing her theological study at St Hilda's college, Jenny has been leading Holy Apostles Church in the west end of Leicester.
Associate Minister, Prayer & Prophetic
Simon and wife Joe moved back to Holy Trinity from City Gates church in 2015. Trained at Kingdom Faith Bible College, Simon is a respected international prophetic voice and his ministry Legacy Minitstries International is part of the apostolic network Harvest International Ministries.
Rev'd Chris Szejnmann
Formerly a Professor of History at Loughborough and Leicester Universities, Chris completed his theological study at St Mellitus in summer 2019 and has been curate at HTL with a focus on the Discipleship Year programme and developing a ministry to international students. He is married to Kate who is an ordinand at Holy Apostles Church.
Deputy Operations Manager & Head of Production
Media & Comms Intern
PA to Stephen Gorton
Assistant Minister for Prayer & Prophetic
Youth & Children's Worker
PA to John McGinley
Assistant Minister for Compassion
Assistant Minister for Mission & Discipleship
Youth & Children's Worker
Assistant Manager KCH
Youth & Children's Intern