Andrew Jacobs, Senior Circuit Steward
Elaine has lived in Sowerby Bridge for over 20 years with her husband and two children. She attends St Paul's Church in the town and has served as a Church Steward there before becoming a Circuit Steward 3 years ago. She has sat on the DPC and is currently Administrator for the District Safeguarding Advisory Group. Elaine works full time as administrator for the Calderdale Education Welfare Team. She has one granddaughter and loves spending as much time as possible with her. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening and flower arranging.
Philip is a member at Salem having transferred
from Highgate when appointed organist in 2001. He retired in
2005 having spent almost 40 years in the chemical industry,
travelling all over the British Isles selling process valves
for the most corrosive and toxic duties. He is a member of
the manse committee and together with others looks after the
up-keep of the homes of our presbyters; he is also attempting
to keep the circuit office records of quinquennial reports
and schedules up to date.
David is now retired, after twenty one years with the electricity board. He has always been involved with the transport industry one way or another.
David has been a member of St. Andrews church for the past three years and a church steward for the past eighteen months.
David is married, and has three grandchildren with whom he loves to spend time. He also enjoys listening to classical music and reading. Although a relative newcomer to circuit stewardship, David enjoys a challenge and doing diffferent things, so he is looking forward to his time as a steward.
Glenys is a member of the Leadership Team
of Christ Church Hipperholme, a local Ecumenical Partnership
with Lightcliffe United Reformed Church, along with her daughter,
who is one of the Church Secretaries.
Glenys has worked in Public Libraries since leaving school, taking
a career break when her daughter and son were born. When not
at work or involved in church activities she enjoys reading and
spending time with her four (almost five) grandchildren.
Martyn is a member of Central Methodist Church,
Brighouse, where he is a member of the Church Council and is
involved in a number of church activities. He is a graduate
of Liverpool University where he was one of the first students
to obtain a computer science degree. He worked for many years
in the Computing Laboratory at Bradford University where he obtained
a computer science doctorate. He retired in 2003 after working
for the last twenty five years of his career at a European
Commission research centre in northern Italy where he was in
charge of a research unit working on cybersecurity and antifraud
technologies. He is married, has three sons and lives in Lane
Head Brighouse with his wife Margaret (who he met at Trinity
Methodist Church, Brighouse Youth Club in 1962). He likes watching
cricket (he was a member of the Italian club cricket championship
winning team in 1983-87) and travelling (often to Italy to
visit his two Italian/English grandchildren).
Michael Nicholl, Circuit Steward reponsible for 'Finance'
Michael is married to Jane and has two children
(Mark living in Brighouse and Catherine in Sheffield) and four
grandchildren. He was born in and has always lived in
Halifax and is a Chartered Accountant, having worked with the
same local professional firm since leaving school at 18.
When grandchildren permit Michael is interested in most sports.
But now only as a spectator! He is a lifelong supporter of
Halifax Town AFC (now FC Halifax Town).
Roy is a retired textile design
executive, and when he is not engaged in Church activities,
he sings with the Halifax Choral Society (soon to be 200 years
old), and All Souls Operatic Society. He is a member
of the Halifax Probus club and is a Learning Link Tutor at
Calderdale College. He has attended Ebenezer Methodist Church
for over 60 years. His immediate family (parents, sister, himself
and nephews and niece) have given a total of over 140 years
of service to the Boys’ Brigade movement in Halifax.