Leadership

Synod

The Synod is an elected body from AMiE churches who work together to keep the Convocation focused on gospel mission. They have the power to make Canons and pass resolutions

Standing Committee

The Standing Committee of the Synod conduct the business of the Synod between its meetings.

Andy Lines

Convocation Bishop/ Trustee

Andy is married to Mandy and they have three adult children, one of whom is married. Andy does not come from a Christian family but was converted in his teens. They live in Raynes Park, South West London. Andy served in a tank regiment in Germany during the Cold War. After marrying Mandy, whom he met on an expedition in Peru in 1985, they left the army to train at Bible college before heading, via Spain, to Paraguay as mission partners of the South American Mission Society. They were there throughout the 90s. Andy was ordained out there and pastored a church. From 2000 to 2018, Andy led the mission society, Crosslinks, which sought to serve churches from Great Britain and Ireland in helping them fulfil their task of partnering in world mission. Andy was consecrated as a bishop in 2017 and has the responsibility as Presiding Bishop of ANiE and Convocation Bishop of AMiE and ACE.

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Vicki Bonnett

Trustee

Originally from Sheffield, Vicki moved to the South Coast when she joined the Royal Navy, serving in the Education Branch for 20 years. She studied in Manchester, Leicester and Southampton and now lives with husband Clive on the Isle of Wight.  Vicki is currently Development Director at HTP Apprenticeship College working with a large team of Training Consultants developing and delivering sector based vocational programmes for individuals and businesses across the South.  Following conversion at a Christianity Explored course Vicki continues to worship at St James, Ryde, Isle of Wight where she leads a bible study group for women and helps organise weekend conferences and events.

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Tim Davies

Trustee

I’m Tim, married to Tanya on April Fools’ Day 1989. We have four grown up children (Bethan, Anna, Rebekah and Caleb), two sons-in-law (Grant and Elliot) and two grandchildren. I was born and brought up in East Africa and much of my life revolved around that part of the world into my early 20s. A Christian family serving the Lord in an African context is where I came to faith in the Lord Jesus.
Following work in business and industry (mainly in the motor industry) I have served churches in a variety of settings in rural Oxfordshire and in Sheffield. I was the founding minister at Christ Church Central in 2003 and I’m still here. I have been involved with ANiE and AMiE for some time – praying for a number of years for something like AMiE and ANiE to come into existence. I have served the AMiE network since it begun (on the Exec and Board) and have now had the privilege of being close to the action as ANiE has been planned and comes into existence.
Most importantly – the Lord Jesus. I am amazed, grateful and moved by his words, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10v45)

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Leo Davison

Trustee

It was as a science student that Leo was led to think there was something more to life and found it in the Lord Jesus. Since then life has been about getting to know Jesus more and serving Him as best he can. Currently, this is as minister of Christ Church Wyre Forest, a small church in North Worcestershire, having served previously in a number of different evangelical Anglican churches, both inside and outside the established structures. Leo was grateful, together with the church at Christ Church, to find a home within the AMiE network in 2013 and looks forward to being a founding member of the new AMiE Convocation. Leo is also on the standing committee for the Midlands Gospel Partnership, chairs the planning team for the Midlands Men’s Convention and is involved in establishing the Worcestershire Gospel Partnership. He is married to Vicky and they have 3 children.

 
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Jan Draper

Trustee

I was born in Oldham in the early 60’s into a Christian family. I was brought up in our local Anglican Church, was in the choir and Sunday school but remember a definite occasion when I gave my life to the Lord, when I was about 13. I went to university in Leeds to do a degree in Nursing and following a period of clinical work the vast majority of my career has been as an academic working in the Higher Education sector. For the last 12 years I worked for The Open University in Milton Keynes, doing the weekly commute (from my home in Beverley, near Hull) and home at weekends. I retired in April this year, as I thought God was leading me in a new direction but I wasn’t quite sure what. It turned out to be working part-time as Operations Manager in the Church I go to – Christ Church Newland in Hull, one of three churches in our local network of which two have recently become AMiE member Churches. God has blessed me with three adult children – Elizabeth (33), Isaac (31) and Tamar (27). In my spare time I enjoy music and ultrarunning – but not at the same time

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Rachel Henderson

Trustee

Rachel is married to Christopher and they have 3 children. They moved to Lymington just over a year ago where Christopher is the minister of the newly established ‘Anchor Church’. They have enjoyed exploring the New Forest and the beautiful Lymington sea wall. Rachel first put her trust in Jesus at the age of 15 on a CPAS summer venture when she came to understand her need for a saviour. She is grateful for her mum and dad and their housegroup for the years of prayer that proceeded that and for literally dragging her to church as a young teenager. Rachel trained as a theatre costume maker and still enjoys being creative, mainly making things for the children. When she’s not walking to and from the school for Bertie and Daisy, she’s often in the park with little Rosie.

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Lee McMunn

Bishop's Assistant/ Trustee

Lee is the Senior Minister of Trinity Church Scarborough, a church planted in May 2017. He is married to Vicky and they have three children. He has written the Identity Course and a short outreach book called Essentials.

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Executive Team

The Executive Team work to implement the strategic decisions made by Synod and the Standing Committee.

Andy Lines

Convocation Bishop

Andy is married to Mandy and they have three adult children, one of whom is married. Andy does not come from a Christian family but was converted in his teens. They live in Raynes Park, South West London. Andy served in a tank regiment in Germany during the Cold War. After marrying Mandy, whom he met on an expedition in Peru in 1985, they left the army to train at Bible college before heading, via Spain, to Paraguay as mission partners of the South American Mission Society. They were there throughout the 90s. Andy was ordained out there and pastored a church. From 2000 to 2018, Andy led the mission society, Crosslinks, which sought to serve churches from Great Britain and Ireland in helping them fulfil their task of partnering in world mission. Andy was consecrated as a bishop in 2017 and has the responsibility as Presiding Bishop of ANiE and Convocation Bishop of AMiE and ACE.

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Jo Bull

Operations Manager

Jo lives in Stockport with her husband, Tim and their son. After working as a primary school teacher for several years, Jo worked for her local church; first as an Apprentice then as their Women’s Worker. Following on from this, she worked as a Church Administrator for a large Anglican church before taking on the role of AMiE’s Operations Manager in April 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys sport, sewing and reading.

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Tim Davies

Membership Director

I’m Tim, married to Tanya on April Fools’ Day 1989. We have four grown up children (Bethan, Anna, Rebekah and Caleb), two sons-in-law (Grant and Elliot) and two grandchildren. I was born and brought up in East Africa and much of my life revolved around that part of the world into my early 20s. A Christian family serving the Lord in an African context is where I came to faith in the Lord Jesus.
Following work in business and industry (mainly in the motor industry) I have served churches in a variety of settings in rural Oxfordshire and in Sheffield. I was the founding minister at Christ Church Central in 2003 and I’m still here. I have been involved with ANiE and AMiE for some time – praying for a number of years for something like AMiE and ANiE to come into existence. I have served the AMiE network since it begun (on the Exec and Board) and have now had the privilege of being close to the action as ANiE has been planned and comes into existence.
Most importantly – the Lord Jesus. I am amazed, grateful and moved by his words, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10v45)

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Tom Hutton

Interim Operations Manager

Tom is a member of Trinity Church in Scarborough, where he lives with his wife, Lucy, and their three children. Tom previously worked as a teacher for just over a decade before taking on the maternity cover for the Operations Manager role. Tom began following Jesus at a Christian summer camp when he was 13. In his spare time, he enjoys walking and running in the local countryside, reading and he has a habit of supporting sports teams that don’t do very well.

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Lee McMunn

Bishop's Assistant/ Planting Director

Lee McMunn is the Senior Minister of Trinity Church Scarborough, a church planted in May 2017. He is married to Vicky and they have three children. He has written the Identity Course and a short outreach book called Essentials.

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Jonathan Pryke

Training Director

Jonathan is senior minister of Jesmond Parish Church (JPC) in Newcastle upon Tyne. He worked as a civil engineer before ordination and was a curate in Corby in the East Midlands before joining the staff of JPC in 1988. He has been involved with the planting of two new churches on Tyneside. He loves being on the executive team of AMiE! He is married to Vivienne, and they have three adult children, one daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.

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Karen Soole

Women's Ministry Director

Karen oversees women’s ministry at Trinity Church, Lancaster and co-ordinates the small groups. She is the chair of the Northern Women’s Convention. She wrote, ’Unleash the Word’ a book on how to do small group bible studies. Her passion is to get people reading the bible. She enjoys the great Northern outdoors in the company of her energetic Labrador and the quiet of indoors watching films and reading. Karen is married to Martin who leads the AMiE church in Lancaster and they have four adult children.

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Matt Thompson

Strengthening Director

Matt is the Senior Minister and co-planter of Christ Church Stockport, an AMiE church planted in 2018. He is married to Lil, they have two children, George and Charlotte and (accidentally) two dogs.

Although brought up going to church and believing that Jesus is his saviour, Matt came to understood that Jesus must also be his Lord at age 15.

In his spare time he can be found walking the dogs or watching his children play cricket. He loves sport and is an Americophile.

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