Staff and partners

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


John Dunnett

General DiRECTOR

As general director of a mission agency focusing on Christian leadership for mission, it's pleasing to say that John Dunnett has indeed 'done it'.

That is, he's done the reality of leading a church in mission and evangelism through 18 years in parish ministry (including 13 years as incumbent at St Luke's, Cranham in Chelmsford diocese), before joining CPAS in 2006.

John heads up CPAS, offering strategic direction and oversight to all areas of our ministry as well as preaching and sharing news from CPAS in local churches.

He is a member of General Synod and chair of EGGS (Evangelical Group of the General Synod) as well as a regular contributor at New Wine and Diocesan Evangelical Fellowships.


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 



Jude heads up operations for the CPAS team and keeps everything running in the office.

Before CPAS, Jude's eclectic career included managing a social enterprise to help support the switchover to digital TV and helping establish recycling in the UK.

She is also our resident canal expert, can cook for up to 220 volunteers at a time and can often be found in a big red transit van.


T: 0300 123 0780 



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 specialist

Charles' role as leadership specialist 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

ian parkinson


Over 30 years at the coalface of church leadership have convinced Ian of the potential of the local church to be the most significant agent of kingdom change on earth. That’s probably why he loves his work so much, as it takes him into a number of theological institutions where he is involved in equipping for leadership those training for ordained ministry.

Ian’s concern for leadership which is theologically rigorous, informed by best practice, and undertaken in the power of God’s Spirit has led him to write two substantial books for leaders (Reignite, and Understanding Christian Leadership).

In his spare time you’ll probably find him either playing cricket, walking in the hills, painting in watercolour, making something out of wood or reading a great novel whilst listening to some jazz music.


T: 07800 718578



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


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