Staff and partners

CPAS staff, leadership partners and volunteers, working together to make mission possible through developing leaders and churches.

CPAS General director moving on after 15 years

The CPAS Chair of Trustees, the Right Reverend Mark Tanner, announced today that The Rev Canon John Dunnett, CPAS General Director is moving on to a new role as Director of Strategy and Operations at the Church of England Evangelical Council, in February 2022.

Bishop Mark said: ‘On behalf of the Trustees, staff and the many friends and supporters of CPAS, I am pleased to express our profound thankfulness to God for the very significant ministry John has exercised over the last 15 years as General Director. His, energy, leadership, and the encouragement he’s given to so many people have been great gifts, not just within CPAS and its Patronage churches and other constituencies, but also to the wider Church. 

‘John was appointed as General Director in 2006 and leaves CPAS in a strong and healthy situation, committed to seeing every church as a pathway to faith, every leader a catalyst for evangelism, every Christian a courageous witness, and to give every child the chance to explore Jesus. As he moves on, we pray the Lord’s richest blessing on him as he moves to his new role and wish him and his family well.’

John Dunnett said: ‘It has been both a privilege and a joy to serve the ministry of CPAS over these last 15 years. The vocation of CPAS to support local churches in sharing the good news of Jesus with men, women and children is one that I remain passionate about. I thank God for the trustees, staff and volunteers alongside whom I have worked and I am sure that he will continue to guide and provide for this invaluable ministry as he has since 1836.’

The Trustees will be appointing an Acting General Director in the next few days to lead CPAS once John leaves the Society.

They have also begun to make plans for appointing a successor and expect to announce details of the process early in 2022. They would like to encourage all CPAS’ many friends and supporters to pray for the Lord’s wisdom, guidance and provision in all that lies ahead and particularly for:

  • The appointment process for a new General Director.
  • His provision for the exciting work to which CPAS is called in the 2020s in leadership, patronage and Venture and Falcon holidays in support of local church evangelism.


T: 02475 267835 


Director of Ministry

Graham's passion for growing local churches is impossible to ignore, with over 30 years working as a missionary, pastor and church planter under his belt.

Having qualified as a biochemist, Graham spent two years working for a missionary society in Japan before training for ordination at St John's Nottingham. He then served his curacy at St Matthew's Ipswich before planting churches in the Ipswich and Felixstowe areas for the next 14 years. He then moved on to become vicar of Highfield Church in Southampton for 13 years, before starting his role at CPAS in October 2012.

His role as Director of Ministry involves supporting John Dunnett in the leadership and management of CPAS' work across the UK and Republic of Ireland, line managing the principals and contributing to the work of patronage appointments and leadership development training.


T: 02475 267844 



James oversees our work developing leaders; everything from the Arrow Leadership Programme to teaching on leadership courses and days around the country, to writing resources and producing our regular Lead On email. For James, it can all be captured in the phrase ‘equipping leaders to be led more by Jesus, lead more like Jesus and to lead more to Jesus’.

A former associate minister and adviser in evangelism, since joining CPAS he has fulfilled a number of roles, written several books and courses (Growing Leaders, Mentoring Matters, PCC Tonight, Lead On), as well as having a four-year secondment to the Springboard evangelism initiative.

On top of his work promoting leadership development throughout the Church, James enjoys a wide range of other things, including a fitness regime driven by a love of sport, leading photography tours to Iceland and (bizarrely) ironing.


T: 02475 267854 



Tim heads up the CPAS Ventures and Falcons team. We're not sure how that happened since he was banned from 'camp' as a teenager!

He has been an overall leader on a School Venture, a Diocesan Youth Officer and associate evangelist for Christians in Sport.

He is passionate about creating attractive environments for people to explore the gospel; and he loves spending time in the hills and mountains on (one of) his bike(s).


T: 0300 123 0780 

dave crane

VENTURES AND FALCONS operations manager

Along with our wonderful Venture and Falcon co-ordinators and administrator, Dave ensures that everything keeps running in the Ventures and Falcons team.

Dave has a real passion for enabling and equipping others, as well as himself, to share the gospel with young people. Dave is a keen sportsman and spends many summer days on the cricket field. He is fuelled during the day with copious amounts of tea!



T: 0300 123 0780 



Mike heads up the Patronage team, providing leadership, support and advice to parishes on patronage issues and helping vacant parishes through the appointment process.

Before joining us as Patronage Secretary, Mike spent 12 years as vicar of St Jude's Southsea, a CPAS patronage parish in Portsmouth diocese. Alongside this, he served as an associate area dean and member of the Diocesan Synod and Bishop's Council, contributing to Portsmouth's strategy for church planting and growth. Mike has also previously worked in Indonesia with CMS with responsibility for national theological training.


T: 024 7526 7843



Teaching assistant. Bookshop manager. Vicar's wife. Part-time musician (well, Sunday mornings at least). Welcome to the kaleidoscope that is Kathy.

She has indeed had a life full of variety. Even on its own, 37 years married to a parish vicar in a range of rural and urban locations has provided a breadth and depth of different experiences.

That comes in handy when you're dealing with the not-so-insignificant administrative task that comes with co-ordinating the recruitment for approximately 100 church vacancies at any one time. Becoming increasingly like a living and breathing encyclopaedia of churches and vicars, Kathy – aka 'the walking Crockfords' – is more than equipped to help.


T: 0300 123 0780

charles burgess

leadership Enabler

Charles' role as a leadership enabler involves leading and facilitating training as well as supporting church leaders in building a stronger culture of leadership and mission in their churches. 

In previous roles, Charles managed the engine programme for the RAF's Typhoon fighter aircraft, led a team based at Rolls-Royce in Bristol and, for many years, worked closely with NATO colleagues in Europe and Canada.

Both Charles and his wife Jane are ordained. They live in Dorset where Jane is the incumbent of a Church of England parish and Charles is the Associate Vicar.


T: 07895 860399

pam macnaughton


Pam's role in the leadership team is to develop appropriate training for clergy and lay people working in multi-parish benefices - where a number of churches share one incumbent. She earths this part-time job in work as an ordained pioneer minister in her local multi-parish benefice of four churches. Here, she concentrates particularly on training up adults, young people and children as leaders, preachers and worship leaders.

Pam can regularly be found with her head in a book, or playing the keyboard or flute. She is committed to cycling, in principle, and sometimes in practice.


T: 07933 110587

MATt Hogg


As a Leadership Enabler, Matt is involved in delivering teaching and training that will facilitate the development of missional leadership and encourage evangelism and mission in churches across the nation.

Previously, Matt planted a church in West London which he then pastored for 11 years. Amongst other things during his time in the London Diocese he helped facilitate church growth learning communities, co-founded a resourcing network to help churches grow in digital best practice, and was a vice-chair of governors in a state primary school.

As an ENFP Matt recharges around others and enjoys connecting with new people. He relishes innovation and enjoys unlocking growth and potential at every level.


T: 0300 123 0780

mat Ineson


As part of the leadership development team, Mat has a particular focus on inspiring, informing and influencing church leaders so evangelism becomes central to church life, ministry and activity. 

Prior to ordination Mat worked as a Chemical Engineer alongside leadership roles in his church. Since ordination he’s worked leading churches through change in Bristol and Cumbria and as a Chaplain at Lee Abbey, Devon. 

Mat’s wife Emma is also ordained, they have two grown up children and live in central London. He loves cricket, good coffee, sharing food with others and is getting into cycling.


T: 0300 123 0780

John Valentine


John is a trainer and a theologian with 25 years of experience in parish ministry. He loves the local church, and counts it a privilege to walk with the leaders, lay and ordained, of churches as they develop and implement plans for mission and growth in their own contexts. 

He has a background in the law, before serving in a variety of churches in Norwich and London. Alongside his work with CPAS, he works with church planters around the country. He has written a book on discipleship, an e-book on bivocational ministry and a book on the theology of church planting (forthcoming).

He is married to Catherine and they have two teenage daughters. They have a dog who rules their lives. John loves to watch most sports that involve a ball, to read (especially modern British and American literature), and to run (which he does very slowly...).


T: 0300 123 0780



Jo’s role in the leadership team is as the Director of the Arrow Leadership Programme, which is a leadership programme for 25-40 year olds. She is also the incumbent of St Andrew’s Radcliffe in Manchester. 

Jo is passionate about seeing young church leaders grow and develop, and sharing good practice, which can be seen in her work through Arrow and her parish ministry.

Jo is married to Nick, who is also ordained, and they have one daughter. Before becoming a full-time church leader Jo was a professional musician and now only occasionally the dust is blown from the case!


T: 0161 723 2427

Kate mulkern

HEAD OF Fundraising and CommunicationS

Kate was delighted to join CPAS in 2021, in a role which brings together her Christian faith and her wide-ranging fundraising skills which have been gained over thirty years of working in the charity sector.

She aims to bring the story of CPAS to new audiences, and to find exciting ways for supporters to join us on our journey.

When she is not leading her small team of dedicated staff, she helps at her local church, and enjoys scuba diving, but rarely at the same time.


T: 0300 123 0780

partners in ministry

The CPAS partners in ministry can be contacted via James Lawrence.

The Rev Nicola Moy
The Rev Nigel Done
Mr Rod Street
The Rev Canon Steve Benoy
The Venerable Nikki Groarke
The Rev Peter Mackenzie
The Rev David Bartlett