Who's Who


Jude is our Vicar and started with us as our Curate in 2012. Jude and Hannah have 2 children and Jude is known to do the odd Iron Man. They also enjoy ice cream regularly (Jude's favourite flavour is green). Hannah is the Lead Anglican Chaplain for the University of Liverpool and John Moores, and is yet to do an iron man.... watch this space.


Jennie is one of our new curates, ordained in June 2021!  Jennie is born and bred scouse and proudly supports the RIGHT Merseyside football team (the red one), is a single mum to Caitlin and Josh and is passionate about social transformation!


Michelle is one of our curates and she joined the StJ team in June 2021. Michelle is married to Daniel and their cocker spaniel, Bella, completes 'Team Goodwin'. Michelle loves coffee and is always up for a good natter with a cup in hand. Daniel hates coffee, but loves deserts so chatting whilst indulging in something sugary is his thing! 



Matt is our Associate Pastor and Creative Director. He joined the team in July 2018. Matt is a Scouser but we would advise against asking him which football team he supports. You will really not like the answer. Matt is married to Becky.



Kirsty is our Operations Manager and Charity Coordinator (also known as our 'Ops Queen'). Kirsty is married to John, an avid Everton supporter; apparently other Merseyside football teams are also available. Attempt to convert their daughter to said team at your peril. (Kirsty is currently on maternity leave.)



Becky started as Families Worker in July 2019 and she is also one of our school missional chaplains. Apart from her husband Matt (and Jesus), her other great love is her guinea pigs but their great love is cucumber.



John is our Student and Youth Pastor. He joined the team in 2019 after graduating from the University of Liverpool. He has a heart to see the next generation be a generation who will pursue Jesus with everything. He oversees Students Connect, The Brewery and is one of our schools Missional Chaplains too.  He's always keen for a good brew, a deep chat and is rarely seen not sporting an item of LFC merchandise!


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Lois is our Assistant Worship Pastor and is also one of our Assistant Chaplins to the Universities. She has recently graduated from Liverpool John Moores University and attended St James as a student. Lois is originally from Wigan and is a supporter of her local football team Wigan Athletic.



Matty is our Lead Schools Missional Chaplain. He is from Liverpool and loves the city and the people! Matty loves playing and watching football, Liverpool FC being his team. He previously worked at Youth for Christ so has lots of experience working with schools and young people.

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Janet is our current Operations Manager and Safeguarding Officer. She moved from a small village near Lancaster (surrounded by farms, fields and sheep!) to Liverpool in August 2021. She loves reading, walking, eating out and will never say no to meeting up for a coffee! 

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Ruth is our current Operations Administrator. She lives with her husband Danny, a wild 4 year old and 2 slightly less wild cats. Ruth is not interested in football in the slightest, much to the disappointment of Danny, but she does enjoy some Xbox gaming from time to time which makes up for it.

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Rachel is our Minis toddler group leader. She joined the team in 2020 after living in Nigeria for 13 years. She and her husband Matthew have two lively children. Her favourite song is Minnie the moocher, favourite cartoon character: Minnie Mouse, favourite ice cream: mini magnums, and favourite city: Minneapolis.



Bryan is one of our churchwardens. Along with his wife, Alwyn, they run an antiquarian bookshop in the city centre. He is able to count to over 100 and is, therefore, entrusted with the job of counting how many people come on a Sunday.




Andy is our other churchwarden and our general 'fix all our problems' man. This used to include looking after our self-composting toilet so no-one was more relieved when we completed our latest building project. If you hear anyone heckling in the service it will be his wife Beej.