Andrew started as the Saturday maintenance man when GP commenced in 1999. As GP grew the role evolved and responsibilities extended to property purchasing, creating the first partner documents, staff recruitment and company structure. Today strategy, growth, funding and developments are part of his role.
Pete has pastored many churches and has always had a heart for the homeless. When a desperate family came along in 1999, Pete cashed in his £6,000 pension and along with his son Andrew and Vicki Woodley purchased two flats. He has been part of GP since its inception in 1999, and is blown away by how the ministry has grown.
Rory completed a Masters in Development in 2001 and worked for BP on security & human rights. Since joining GP in 2007 he has managed the Partnership Managers & Marketing. Since 2002 Rory pioneered Church run night shelters. He is also a church planter with Life Unlimited and teaches at the School of Identity & Lifestyle.
Simon joined the team in 2014 and the board of Green Pastures CBS Ltd. in 2016. He has acted as an advisor and consultant to government, NGOs, an international commission and private equity houses. Simon is an accountant with a difference offering diverse experience and breadth of business knowledge. He is based in Kent.
Soon after joining Shoreline Church in Southport in 1996 Vicki began working part time for the 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. Vicki is such an instrumental part of the team and in the early days did it all!
Carl has been a Partnership Manager since 2013 and is also a Regional Manager for the NE & Scotland. He also pioneers and manages a Green Pastures partnership, Lifeline Harrogate. Carl was an Independent Financial Advisor for over 20 years when he met Pastor Pete at a financial advisers conference. Carl lives in Harrogate.
Since 2017 Martin has managed all our partnerships in the South West. In 2015, through his local church, he and his wife began The Dwelling Place, a GP partnership supporting single men recovering from homelessness. Martin was formerly CEO of Clean Sheet, an excellent charity providing a 3-step pathway from prison to employment.
John has worked for 38 years in housing and homelessness with local authorities, probation, housing associations and charitable organisations. Whilst working for Denbighshire Council between 2012 & 2014 that he became acquainted with the innovative work of Green Pastures and was delighted to join the organisation in 2017.
Christa started working with the homeless in Bristol in 2006 at a cold weather night shelter and on placement in a Salvation Army rehab. Since then she has worked in a number of settings in the North East, particularly in supported accommodation for young women. Christa is part time and has been part of the team since Sept 2019.
Andy joined the team in July 2020. He previously worked at Yellow Ribbon as the Head of Operations, managing 38 clients in 8 houses and 5 flats. He also used to be an Operations Manager for YHA, managing 17 hotels. In 2019 Andy was on the steering group helping to set up Hope Church, Oswestry's partnership with Green Pastures.
Following a career in estate agency and property development, David gained over 20 years experience in social housing, developing and acquiring homes across the South of England for charitable organisations. He served as a Director of CHESS Homeless and more recently as an independent housing consultant. He brings experience in personal development and psychotherapy.
Following many years in a variety of Sales and Marketing roles, Karl worked in the care sector as a therapeutic foster carer, as well as leading a multi-dimensional community outreach hub, operated by the church he is a member of. Karl has a passion for people, their welfare and their opportunities. Karl is part time and has been part of the team since January 2021.
After enjoying a successful Banking career, Al refocused his energies to help grow the kingdom influence of his local church. He was employed to help develop numerous embryonic Social Enterprises, helping provide the provision for the vision of the church and release many into employment, building back value, honour and purpose in their lives. Al has been part of the team since February 2021.
Jennifer has a degree in medicine but after moving to live on an estate with some of the poorest health in England, wanted to get involved in prevention. She has helped establish a community cafe and also a successful mentoring programme for young people from challenging backgrounds. She joined the team in Sept 2019 and is currently on adoption leave.
Simon joined the Green Pastures team in 2018 to head up housing provision in Merseyside managed by Green Pastures. He has over 25 years of experience working in the local church, overseas missions and Christian Charities. He is passionate about seeing positive changes in our community and making a difference to people. Previous to joining the team Simon worked for Safe for Families starting new church partnerships across Merseyside.
Rachel qualified as a social worker in 2004 and has worked in several settings, including the Leaving Care Team and two homeless hostels. She has also planted three Churches with her husband, and their two young children. Rachel now works as a Pastoral Support Worker at Green Pastures after joining the team in January 2019, and is passionate to help make a difference in the lives of men and women who have been homeless across Merseyside.
Darren was Operations Director of Lighthouse Homes where he established the vision, culture and and 107 beds for men & women that had become homeless. He helped residents battling psychological issues and created homes that cultivate change based on Christian foundations. At GP Darren continues to set up homes that provide change. Darren is currently working on new housing provision across Mansfield, Derby and Chesterfield.
Rebecca has been part of the Green Pastures team since 2011. Becky manages the Southport housing project looking after over 380 tenants. Previously a manager at the NHS, Becky has a degree in business and is married to Andrew with two children. Becky enjoys riding her motorbike, shoes and being a mum!
From her early 20s Sonia knew she would one day have a big house with lots of people living there who would need her support. This dream came true when she became Manager at GP Derby. Sonia has over 35 years of management experience and is passionate about supporting those who are struggling with addiction, mental health problems, ex-offenders and long-term homeless.
Pauline has had a very varied career from working at the Midland Bank, to being a police office, as well as being a foster carer. She has always had a passion for the homeless and was moved to get involved when Pastor Pete spoke at her church. After working in various positions helping the homeless she is now Housing Manager at GP Flintshire and looking forward to the challenges ahead!
Phil joined in Jan 2019 to provide development management and project advice on new developments such as Dundonald church and a residential development in SW London. As a qualified architect, Phil has 30 yrs of experience in senior roles in the design & construction industry with Laing O’Rourke, Lend Lease and Barratt Developments.
Dan first worked with the homeless as a Street Pastor in Preston. On joining Green Pastures in 2018, he worked as a Pastoral Support in Southport, gaining insight into the realities and complexities of homelessness. In 2020 he moved to Head Office as Operations Assistant where he is invaluable at formulating strategy and improving performance as we continue to end homelessness in the UK!
We have known Philip for many years and he previously worked for Green Pastures in the capacity of conveyancing our new purchase properties. In 2020 Philip rejoined the team to assist us with support documentation verification, helping each partner to correctly document the support they are giving to their residents. Philip and his family live in Wales and are also involved in one of our partnerships there.
Sue first came into contact with Pete Cunningham at a Christian summer camp when she was younger. Later in life she studied a Housing degree and achieved a 2:1, opening up a career in housing. Sue gained a great deal of experience at Denbighshire Country Council which she now uses to bless Green Pastures as she works on special housing projects.
Veronika moved to England in 2013 from the Czech Republic when she was 20 yrs old. She studied at the Southport Masters Commission discipleship/Bible program for 3 yrs at Shoreline Church where she was introduced to Green Pastures. She joined in 2017 as a loan stock administrator.
Jessica looks after HR based at GP head office in Southport (Union Street). We have a constantly growing team and Jess looks after us well. Jessica joined the team in 2018 and also has responsibilities with admin and some accounts. A fabulous young lady and we are delighted she’s with us.
Diane has over 20yrs experience in various admin roles, including architects, surveyors, pensions investments and support/training services for the homeless and ex-offenders. She has a passion for property and helping people and brings a wealth of experience to her role with us.
Beccy is passionate and enthusiastic about connecting people to the heart of God. She has held ministry positions for 20 years and has brought her experience to Green Pastures since November 2018. She loves to promote the amazing work of Green Pastures and their partners and to connect others into the vision.
Barry joined GP in 2014 as the accountants assistant, taking over as accounts manager a year later. With 20+years’ experience we are blessed to have his talent. The team continues to grow, allowing Barry to delegate, help manage the accounts and allowing more time for analysis continually improving our efficiency.
Louise is responsible for accounts and loan stock registration. The latter is a very significant role as we have over 25 new loan stock holders coming on board every month. Prior to GP Louise worked in accounts for 9 years for construction company Kingswood Homes. Louise has an AAT qualification.
Dan is a self employed chartered accountant who previously worked for a firm of accountants in Southport. His expertise is in assisting family businesses. At Green Pastures Daniel is responsible for credit control, rent statement management and assisting with system improvements to enhance accountancy performance.
Karen started the role of Credit Control in August 2019 after account managing for a private school and previous to that working for a bank for many years, 14 of them as a Bank Manager. She is keen to develop a good strong relationship with the Partners and Managers to manage the leases of the portfolio effectively.
David joined GP in 2020 as our Senior Investment Administrator. He had previously worked in the Insurance Industry for 11 years with different roles from a Quality Assurance Officer to a Customer Service Performance Coach. He also has experience as a Sales agent covering all aspects of administration.
Vanessa joined Green Pastures in May 2021 and has 10 years experience working within an accounts environment. Vanessa is delighted to join the team and loves to be working in the background to help the Church house the homeless. When she isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her son.
Rob founded Red C, an award-winning mobile app development company. Rob has over 20 years experience in digital solutions for clients ranging from IronFX to Save the Children. His wide technical & marketing knowledge serves Green Pastures in how we communicate what we offer to the Christian community. Rob built our Green Pastures website in 2019.
Alison began volunteering at a night shelter while studying theology at Cambridge in the 1990s. Alison was the CEO for Churches Information for Mission and for 13 years the CEO of Housing Justice, a national Christian charity helping churches help homeless people and raising awareness about church action on homelessness. She is currently works for Together for the Common Good.
Dave set up the Mustard Tree in Manchester and works for NACCOM in capacity-building and good practice. Dave is a trustee of the Boaz Trust, a charity he founded in 2004, which manages 17 shared houses and runs a hosting scheme and winter night shelter. Dave also coordinates the Refugee Resource Centre for Churches and is the author of two books on asylum issues.
Francis is a serial entrepreneur with interests in media, consultancy, property development and retail. He is a Non-Executive Director of Green Pastures CBS Ltd, Chairman of the Churches Advertising Network,Treasurer of the John Hodges Charitable Trust and Vice Chairman of Henley Rowing Club.