Portfolio & Circuit Officers

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The primary decision making body of the Gloucestershire Methodist Circuit is the Circuit Meeting or Assembly, comprised of church representatives, ministers, and Circuit Officers, which meets at least 3 times a year for consultation, presentation and business to agree decisions and priorities for the Circuit's life and mission. Between Assemblies, the Circuit Executive acts for and on behalf of the Assembly. The Executive is made up of the Circuit Superintendent, six lay Portfolio Holders who have oversight of specific areas of responsibility (three look after the stewardship of our people, property and financial resources, and three with the life and mission of the Circuit its churches), plus the Deputy Superintendent and two ordained ministers nominated by the Staff meeting (a total of 10 people). Our structure chart shows how we work together.

Brian Cook

The Finance Portfolio Holder and Circuit Treasurer is Brian Cook. The role of this Portfolio is to ensure safe stewardship of the Circuit's financial resources by undertaking necessary financial transactions; maintaining financial records and preparing them for the Annual Accounts and Audit; preparing and recommending Budgets, Assessment schedules, and periodic Management Accounts....

Russell Buley

The Learning & Caring Portfolio Holder is Russell Buley. This portfolio is responsible for encouraging Learning and Caring within the Circuit, through events and networking to share encouragement and good practice in Children's and Young People's Work; through Pastoral Care training and support and by facilitating Learning and Development through events, courses and....

Martin Turner

The Mission Portfolio Holder is Rev Martin Turner. This Portfolio links several mission initiatives and concerns, and in particular is charged with considering and recommending the Circuit's overall Vision & Strategy for Mission ('VSM'). Through a process of consultation with individual churches (which is continuing), a Circuit VSM Statement was agreed in March 2017 to establish....

person outline

The Personnel Portfolio Holder is Moira Andrerson. This portfolio has responsibility within the Circuit for stationing matters concerning presbyters and deacons and for lay employment matters. It also oversees all aspects of Safeguarding, and ensures that project management & support groups offer oversight and support for particular mission or lay worker projects within the....

Andrew Owen

The Property Portfolio Holder is Andrew Owen. This portfolio is responsible for guiding the Circuit and its churches in the effective use of their property resources, including advising regarding sales, purchases, lettings, and development and refurbishment projects; maintaining the Circuit's manses and other properties and offering support for church property stewards. Linked....

Andy Rickell

The Public Issues & Global Affairs Portfolio Holder is Andy Rickell. This Portfolio's role is to advise regarding Public Issues and Global Affairs and to encourage the Circuit and its churches to be committed to increasing social and inclusive awareness and engaging in issues of Peace, Justice (including Economic and Environmental), and Social Responsibility. Linked Circuit Groups....

James Tebbutt

Whilst the Superintendent minister (Rev Dr James Tebbutt) has an overall oversight of the whole Circuit, this portfolio area also oversees and links in the ordained & lay staff in the Circuit and those who lead worship. Linked Circuit Groups & Officers: Staff Meeting, Lay Workers Meeting, Deputy Superintendent, Local Preachers & Worship Leaders Meeting, Local Preachers Training Group,....