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housed by GP.
Pastor Pete CunninghamDirector
Pastor Pete, as he is known, was born and grew up in London. Born again at 21 after riotous teenaged living, his early working life was spent in the Share Market. Later, in the ministry, he pastored several churches before taking on a small congregation in Southport in 1993. The church has grown considerably since then.

Pastor Pete has always had a heart for the broken and homeless, feeding them and providing shelter anywhere possible, even in a caravan in the church car park. When a desperate young family came along in 1999, Pastor Pete cashed in his £6,000 pension plan and along with his son Andrew, and co-director Vicki Woodley, purchased two flats for cash. This led to the founding of Green Pastures which you can read more about on our History & Vision page. 

Anyone meeting Pete sees his love for humanity shining through - his infectious laugh and bright smile light up those around him. This love for his Saviour, and his taking literally His command to love all men has yielded an impressive harvest by any standards. Green Pastures has grown from simply loving and caring for people that society forgets. Pete married Linda Jean in 1969, they have six children and sixteen grandchildren.
Vicki WoodleyFounding Member
Vicki Woodley has been a key player in Green Pastures. Soon after joining Shoreline Church in Southport in 1996, she began working part time for the church. In the early days, as well as being the Church Administrator and PA to Pastor Pete Cunningham she became involved in the church worship team - something she still continues today as an elder of Shoreline Church.

In 1999 she put money where her heart was. She raised funds by mortgaging her investment property and enabling Green Pastures to put £20,000 towards the purchase of their first property. Today, as a founding member, she works alongside Pastor Pete and Andrew Cunningham and has responsibility for the administration of the business. Without a 'woman's vision', says Pastor Pete, Green Pastures might not have been born at all. Vicki has spent time as a single parent, has been married twice and has two grown up children.
Andrew CunninghamDirector
Andrew spent his childhood in Bramley, Leeds and went on to train as an Architect's Assistant with Martin Perry Architects in Southport. He now runs his own business in Southport alongside his work for Green Pastures.

Over the years Andrew has been active in leadership at Argyle Church/Shoreline Church alongside his father: he is a former youth leader, and still an active member of the team responsible for renovating the new church building. Involved in Green Pastures from the first house purchase in 1999, he has responsibility for purchasing our properties around the country, their maintenance and safety certification. Andrew is married to Rebecca and they have a son called Elijah and a daughter called Millie. 
Rory Paget-WilkesDirector and Partner Liaison
Rory grew up in the Midlands and graduated from St-Andrew's University in 2000. Having completed a masters in Violence, Conflict and Development at the School of Oriental & African Studies, Rory worked for BP on human rights issues surrounding the construction of a pipeline in Georgia and Azerbaijan.

Since 2002 Rory has been involved in Church run night shelters in London. Rory started working for Green Pastures in 2007 and is responsible for liaising with all Green Pastures partners and assisting new partners coming on-board. In 2012 Rory was made a director of Green Pastures. Rory lives in Poplar, East London with his wife Anna and two young children. 
Martin HowePartner Liaison
Martin started working for Green Pastures in April 2017. He and his wife began The Dwelling Place, a Green Pastures partnership, in 2015 supporting single men through difficult times in their lives. Martin was formerly CEO of Clean Sheet, a 3-step pathway from prison to employment and his wife Liz is the project leader for both the The Dwelling Place and the Night Light Winter Shelter in Basingstoke. They are both active members of the Basingstoke Community Churches network, where Martin serves on the preaching team.

Martin is passionate about Christian social action, believing that when we serve the last, the least and the lost we are serving the Lord himself. Martin is Chair of The Dwelling Place and is a director of Winchester Housing Trust.

 Martin and Liz share their home with four ducks, a dog, a cat and two bearded dragons, oh and Stephen, the last of their five children to leave home.   
Carl GoodPartner Liaison
Carl started working for Green Pastures in 2013 after pioneering a Green Pastures partnership, Lifeline in Harrogate. 
Prior to this Carl was an Independent Financial Adviser. Carl met Pastor Pete at a financial advisers conference (!), and felt compelled to set up a local Charity tackling the growing problem in Harrogate of homelessness. 
Carl is married to Georgie, has a son Dan, and a step-son James, and as well as being passionate about the Lord he also loves Leeds United, most forms of Motor Sport, Cricket, Cycling and Football.

  • What a great morning taking Stephen Timms MP to visit one of our amazing partners: Fresh Horizons…

Green Pastures Housing, charity number 1131468, a company limited by guarantee 06835266,
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