Meet the Leaders

National Leader

Mark Bailey took over the leadership of New Wine from John Coles in 2014. He has been involved with the movement for more than 20 years and is Lead Pastor of Trinity Cheltenham - a large, lively charismatic church within the New Wine network. He believes that celebrating life is part of the adventure of following Jesus, both for him personally and also for New Wine. He is married to Karen and they have three grown-up children.

Regional Directors



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 and heads up New Wine's ministry for men. 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, is part of New Wine's Strategic Leadership Team and is 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.


Laura McWilliams is the Regional Director for the North East & Yorkshire. She is Senior Leader of the Billingham Team Parish, part of the Diocese of Durham, having previously served in Scarborough. 

Ian Parkinson is Regional Director for the North West, 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.
Sam Bailey is the Leader of New Wine Worship, and is on staff at KXC. 

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. 

John Coles succeeded David Pytches as the leader of New Wine in 2001 and led the movement until 2014. What began as a Summer Conference became 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 now include communicating New Wine's vision and values, speaking in churches across the country and mentoring 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.

Gareth Dickinson chairs the National Gatherings Planning Team and heads up New WineYoung Leadership work. He is also a pastor at Trinity Cheltenham and sits on New Wine's Strategic Leadership Team. 
Mark Griffiths oversees New Wine's children's ministry. He is the leader of Warfield church and an author, trainer and lecturer. 
Pete Hughes is part of New Wine's Strategic Leadership Team, and along with his wife leads KXC Church in London.
Andy Jolley heads up New Wine's ministry with urban churches, and is a vicar in Aston and Nechells.
Mark Nightingale is Head of Ministry for Leaders in Training, New Wine's network for those called to or training for leadership. Mark is a pioneer Vicar in Exeter.

New Wine Trustees

Nigel Challis
John Hughes is a trustee of New Wine and Westminster Theological Centre, having been a vicar of local churches for over 30 years. He served curacies at St Andrew's Chorleywood and St Stephen's Twickenham before serving as Vicar of St Andrew's High Wycombe for 15 years and Vicar of St John's Harborne for 18 years.

David Lynch graduated from Oxford in 1985, with a degree in Engineering, Economics and Management. After that he embarked on a career in programme management, mainly in the financial sector. He is married to Kath Lynch and they have three boys, Howard, Duncan and Gregory. Work brought David and Kath to Cheltenham in 1991 where they soon joined Trinity Church, David becoming a member of the PCC in 1992. David was part of the PCC which appointed Mark Bailey as vicar a year or so later. Over the next 23 years, David's career has been split between the world of finance and Trinity Cheltenham, with David moving to working part time for each in 2004. Within Trinity, David has served as Treasurer and Church Warden, as well as Operations Director. He has also managed various ministries over the years including, Kids, Youth, Family Outreach and Ministries to Vulnerable Adults. He has also taken a lead role on a number of building / reordering projects. He has been on the leadership team of Trinity Cheltenham for many years helping to shape both the strategy and organisation of Trinity. With his recent appointment as a Trustee of New Wine, David is stepping back from leadership at Trinity and is looking forward to what the Lord has is store for him in the next phase of his journey with Jesus.

Linda Maslen is a senior operations director at Capita PLC. She has a passion for supporting those who minister in the workplace. Linda lives in Halifax West Yorkshire with her husband David and has 3 children and 3 grandchildren some in the UK some in Canada and the USA. In Halifax she attends All Saints Church and runs a fresh expression of church Saturday Gathering for the marginalised in the Calderdale community; she is also a third year ordinand. 

Stephen Ruttle spent 25 years as a commercial barrister and QC. His career change from litigator to full-time mediator was a Damascus Road-type event; work became vocation. Since then he has mediated nearly 1,000 commercial disputes of all types and size and features as one of the worlds leading mediators. He is a passionate peacemaker and is increasingly involved in peacemaking initiatives in other areas. He has set up and now chairs a community mediation charity in Battersea based at St Marks Battersea Rise, the church he has attended for 25 years. He works extensively within the church as a mediator/conciliator and speaker and is currently on the Archbishop of Canterbury's panel of facilitators for the Pilling conversations on human sexuality. He has been involved with writing and delivering Waging Peace and The Peace Course; peace-making courses primarily designed for church members. He is on the Standing Committee of BIMA an inter-faith mediation charity.

Carolyn Scriven has worked in Christian publishing for most of her career including as a Director of Hodder & Stoughton. In recent years she has commissioned and edited books for Continuum Publishers and Bible Society. A published author of four books and currently a freelance editor, Carolyn's work is now mostly on a voluntary basis, not least in her local church in Bath, Holy Trinity Combe Down, where she is Churchwarden.
Jonathan Speck is based in Jersey and specialises in commerical litigation, principally involving contentious and non-contentious trust cases, about which he has written and lectured around the world. He is a Managing Partner of Mourant Ozannes, having been called to the English Bar in 1990 and sworn in as a Jersey advocate in 1994. 

Harry Steven has been a mechanical engineer for 30 years holding many engineering, safety case, project management and operational roles. He is a fellow of both the IMechE and Nuclear Institute and played an instrumental role in the Life Extension Programme for Oldbury and Wylfa Power Stations. He retired in September 2014 and now works part-time on the Trinity Cheltenham staff and does a little consultancy for civil nuclear power stations. He has been happily married for 27 years and has two children who have recently graduated from Oxford and Durham. He and his wife travel regularly to South West Kenya partnering with the Kericho Diocese of the Anglican Church of Kenya to promote sustainable development.