Chairperson – Steve Innes

Steve has been a supporter of Christians in Schools since 2015, and has a long history of schools work. He was one of the instigators of the schools work in the Heaton’s area of Stockport, which is now headed by the Heaton’s Churches Partnership and partnered by Christians in Schools Trust. Steve has been Chairman since 2015.

Contact Steve at this address: chair.cist@outlook.com

Trustee – Christine Hall

Chris is the longest serving Trustee, having been in post since the Trust began in 1993. She is our Trust historian! Chris comes from an education background, having been a Head Teacher of two church schools in Stockport and then a School Consultant for Chester Diocese. 

Secondary Coordinator and Trustee – Jan Ford 

Jan has been a Trustee for over 20 years, and is ideally situated to be our Secondary Coordinator. She was Head of R.E. at Offerton High School until 2012, and is now a member of S.A.C.R.E (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education) after previously being involved in writing 3 Stockport R.E. syllabuses. Jan supports our secondary schools workers in helping them provide relevant and appropriate material. 

Treasurer and Trustee – Joe Whetham

Joe has been a Trustee since 2010 and now operates in the role of Treasurer. He has significant experience in this area and is contactable on this email address.

Safeguarding Officer and Trustee – Viv Allen

Viv has been involved with Christians in Schools since 2012, and has a background in teaching in several different roles and schools. Retired now, she brings a passion for the gospel to be heard in schools.

Trustee – Debbie Allen

Debbie joined the Trustees in 2016. She is a retired teacher with 30+ years of service in Stockport primary schools; she has experienced the role of SENCO and at different times has been a parent and teacher governor. She is an invaluable support for our Edgeley work as she is a deacon at Stockport Baptist Church and helped to set up the partnership between Stockport Baptist Church and St Matthew’s Church, Edgeley, under the title ‘Youth on the Edge.’

Secretary and Trustee – Jo Lawrinson

Jo has been a Trustee since 2018 and manages the secretarial load for the Trustees. For several years, Jo was a school parent governor. Jo is very passionate about the work we are doing in the Heaton’s, and works hard to connect her church, Emmanuel Community Church, with our work in those local schools.