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Leadership

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.
 
     
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Majors Alison and Iain Hudson - Corps Officers   Major Gill Johnson - Associate Officer
Both born in the North-East of England, they have known each other from an early age. Prior to entering William Booth College, they had careers in banking, both working in the City of London for NatWest Bank in the late 1980s.  Iain and Alison were members of the Messengers of Hope session(1993-95). Prior to 1993, both worshipped at Bromley Temple and served as Corps Youth Secretaries. 

Commissioned at the Royal Albert Hall on 26th May 1995, they received their first appointment to Perth in the East Scotland Division. In their nine years there their children were born: Amy (1997) and William (1999). In 2004, they were appointed to Edinburgh Gorgie in the same division before being appointed to Reading Central in Central South Division in 2009.  2016 saw a transfer to Divisional Headquarters in Central South Division in the new role of Divisional Mission Enablers. During this time, both Amy and William completed their senior schooling, with Amy going on to Princeton University in New Jersey, USA , to study Economics (graduating in 2019) and William to Nottingham University to study Law (graduating in 2020). 

In addition to being corps officers, both have been chaplains in various capacities: Iain in a resettlement unit (in Perth) and prison (in Edinburgh) and both have served in an inner city school (in Edinburgh).  Iain is ecumenically-minded, serving as a street pastor for seven years and governor of a Catholic comprehensive school for 8 years (in Reading). Alison has served in a voluntary capacity, counselling and supporting those affected by infertility or baby loss during pregnancy or soon after birth (in Reading).

Iain and Alison are corps officers by conviction, and are pleased to return to this area of ministry.  They count it a privilege to be appointed to Bromley Temple Corps (July 2018), and they value the opportunity of working with both the corps family and wider community. 

In their free time, they enjoy walking in the mountains of Scotland, running (Iain), music, gardening and spending time with their family.
 

Although born in Santiago, Chile, of missionary parents, Major Gillian Johnson grew up in England, eventually settling in Romford. It was there she met and later married Colin Johnson..

Commissioned as Salvation Army officers in 1981, they served as corps officers, and later at the training college and divisional and territorial headquarters. They retired in 2006.
In retirement Gillian was assistant manager of a Sue Ryder charity shop until Colin’s sudden death and promotion to Glory in May 2011.

In March 2012 she took up the post of Administrator/Programme Manager at Bromley Temple Corps. In January 2013, with resumption of active officership, she was appointed Associate Officer of the corps

 

Leadership Team

The Pastoral Care Council supports the corps leaders and is made up of members of the corps who are tasked to care for the general wellbeing of the people associated with the church (membership). It serves to promote its mission and vision and has responsibility to accept new members, to advise on the appointment of leaders and to take a pastoral interest in the extended membership of the corps. This group meet three times each year.

Membership includes: Iain and Alison Hudson (corps leaders), Gill Johnson (associate corps leader), Lynn Nunn (senior local leader), Jill Richardson (corps secretary), Vacant (mission secretary), Mike Traher (membership secretary), Matt Miles (senior band leader), Howard Elliott (senior choir leader), Alison Fullarton (member), Mike Reid (member), Freda Larsson (care group coordinator), Vacant (youth ministries leader), Janine Mitchell (children’s ministries leader).


The Corps Council is a wider leadership team that exists to offer the corps leaders support in providing strategic direction. Primarily concerned with programme – evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, worship and ministry in general – they meet three times a year.  

Membership includes: All Pastoral Care Council members with Kay Martin (member), Gustave Allemand (corps treasurer), Alan Finch (member), Angela Irving (member), Imogen Pringle (member), Ros Bolton (minutes secretary)


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