Ministries Committee

The Learning and Ministry Committee meets three times a year and attends to all matters pertaining to the learning support of Stipendiary and Non Stipendiary Ministry, Church Related Community Work, Lay Training, Young People and Children. It is also concerned with those candidating for ministries within the NW Synod of the URC and supports Learning and Development Officers within the Synod and the mission of the Synod.

Convenor - Revd Martyn Coe



Candidate Secretary - Revd Dr Lesley Hussleby

Lesley Husselbee


CRCW - Liz Kam



Learning & Development Officer -
Revd Dr Tim Mountain

TimMountainTim is a Baptist minister who has pastored churches in Kent and Lincolnshire over a period of 25 years before taking up a tutor post in 2013 at Northern Baptist College in Manchester.

In October 2016 Tim was appointed to a role shared between Northern College (Support and Development Tutor) and North Western Synod (Learning and Development Officer).

He is married to Shirley and they have two adult children. He has been a Spurs supporter since childhood, through which he learns lessons about hope and shattered dreams.

Tim’s Synod responsibilities include working on the Introductory Course for candidates accepted for training for URC ministry, and he will be working with the EM2 and EM3 programmes for ministers. So, ministers, if you wish to apply for advice about future study or to apply for a grant, Tim’s your person.

Representative of College - 

Revd Dr Rosalind Selby


Co-opted - Irene John


Ex-officio - Moderator - Revd Brian Jolly



Ex-officio - Synod Clerk - [in vacancy]


Ex-officio - Jean Mullineux

Jean Mullineux

Ex-officio - Mike Hart


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