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.


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 desserts, 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.

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Janet is our Operations Manager and Safeguarding Officer. She moved from a small village near Lancaster (surrounded by farms, fields and sheep!) to Liverpool in August 2020. She loves reading, walking, eating out and never say no to meeting up for a coffee!


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 Chaplains 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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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.


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Henry is a Ministry Assistant at StJ and is helping out with students. He is originally from Bristol but joined the team in 2020 and has recently graduated from Liverpool John Moores University. Henry loves playing sports and is a big Coventry City fan!

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Titus is a Ministry Assistant who is focusing particularly on social transformation ministry. Graduating in 2021, he’s been on the worship team since joining in 2018, as well as completing two years as Co-President of Just Love Liverpool. He’s a self-confessed coffee nerd, beer geek and sport lover. Originally from North London, Titus’s football loyalties lie with the red side of the city… of LIVERPOOL.

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Samuel is one of our Ministry Assistants this year and is helping out with worship ministry. Samuel is a proud Aussie who loves sport, films, and good coffee. He has recently graduated from Uni of Liverpool with a maths degree and is clearly putting it to good use.

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John is another Ministry Assistant and is working with STJ Youth, and he is also one of our Assistant Chaplains to the Universities. He has been coming to St James in the City for almost three years now after attending a Alpha course. John is looking forward to to being on staff this year to help others find what he did on Alpha, and he is always happy to talk about what he found during the course, or anything about comics. 

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Tiria is one of our Assistant Chaplains to the Universities. She is from Milton Keynes (the land of roundabouts) and is passionate about lino printing, ethical fashion and ceramic mugs. She can often be found drinking an oat latte in Liverpool's 92 degrees or telling someone about her most recent charity shop purchase.

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