Meet the Leaders
John Coles succeeded David Pytches as the leader of New Wine in 2001. What began as a Summer Conference has now also become a family or movement of church leaders and churches from many different denominations and in a growing number of nations who share a common vision and values. John’s roles include giving the movement direction and focus, communicating vision and values, leading the leadership teams, and coaching other church leaders. Along with his wife Anne, John leads a missional community meeting in a home, and is commited to seeing similar missional communities flourishing around North London.
Rich Johnson is the Regional Director for the South and South West. He has been vicar of All Saints Worcester since 2009, a replanted church that has grown from 150 to nearly 300 in the last few years and is committed to a shared, missional life. Prior to that he was curate of St Paul's Auckland for five years.
|John McGinley is the Regional Director for the Midlands and East, and vicar of Holy Trinity Leicester. He is married to Bridget and together they have two daughters. Before becoming a vicar, John worked in Harrods in London managing the sports department - sport is still the third passion in his life after God and Bridget!|
Mark Melluish is the London and West Regional Director. He lives in West London where along with his wife, Lindsay, he leads St Paul’s Ealing, a vibrant and lively church. Mark has a particular heart to make church relevant and accessible in today’s culture. He and Lindsay also wrote and pioneered the Family Time Parenting Children course. Before entering full-time ministry, Mark was involved in marketing.
Paul Harcourt heads up the London and East region, and is also vicar at All Saints Woodford Wells. He and his wife Becky have two children, the eldest of whom has special needs. Under Paul's leadership, All saints have embraced the area of special needs ministry in both their church life and building facilities. They have exciting links into the local community as a result.
|Ian Parkinson is Regional Director for the North, and heads up the leadership of All Saints’ Church Marple, Stockport. Married To Nadine, who is employed by Tearfund, he has a passion to see local churches grow in their missional focus and spends a good deal of his time coaching and resourcing church leaders to that end.|
Additional leadership roles
|Mark Aldridge has been the Overseer of New Wine International Networks since the beginning of 2010, having previously been part of international faith-sharing teams for 14 years. He is also Minister in Charge of Oak Tree Anglican Fellowship in West London.|
|Mark Bailey oversees New Wine's ministry with larger churches. He is lead pastor of Trinity Cheltenham, and believes that 'celebrating life' is part of the adventure of following Jesus, both for him personally and also for New Wine.|
|Rosie Bunn heads up New Wine's Rural and Village ministry. She is a vicar of two churches in Norfolk.|
|Gavin Calver looks after New Wine's youth ministry. He is the National Director of Youth for Christ, a charity working with over 250,000 young people a month in schools, prisons and churches.|
Anne Coles has worked as a pastor in a local church for many years and now heads up New Wine’s ministry among women. She has a passion for empowering anyone to become all that God has created them to be and called them to do, but has a special concern for women to fulfil their potential.
|Gareth Dickinson heads up New Wine's Discipleship Year programme for 18-24. He is also a pastor at Trinity Cheltenham.|
|Mark Griffiths oversees New Wine's children's ministry. He is the leader of Warfield church and an author, trainer and lecturer.|
|Mark Melluish, as well as leading the London and West region, also oversees New Wine's men's ministry and the New Wine Magazine.|
|Helen Shannon leads New Wine's work with urban churches. She is a pioneer curate who in 2008 planted a church in Strawberry Vale - a housing estate in London in the top ten per cent of deprivation in the UK.|