Team

Please do get in touch or come and say ‘hello’.  Our wonderful team of staff and volunteers would be delighted to help and welcome you to St Luke’s.

If you would like to play your part and serve in our church family please contact any member of the team.

If you think God may be calling you to join our team, please take a look at our jobs page to see if we have any vacancies.

Senior Leadership Team

The Vicar and Church Wardens meet fortnightly as a senior team to pray for and consider all aspects of the mission and ministry of St Luke’s.

Hi there! My name’s Gareth and I have the joy of leading the church family at St. Luke’s.

I moved to Maidstone with my family during lockdown in Aug 20. We love the church family at St. Luke’s  and look forward to you joining us on God’s kingdom adventure.

Favourite Food: Indian Curry
Favourite Tipple: Red Wine or Craft beer. Favourite Sport: Football
Favourite Space: Polzeath Beach, Cornwall

Gareth Dickinson

Vicar

Hi, I’m Tony, and I have been at St Luke's since 1979 and a churchwarden since 2012. In real life I am a Town Planner. It is exciting to see St Luke's growing and expanding as it develops its mission to the community and build up the fellowship.

Favourite Food: Chocolate
Favourite Tipple: Real ale
Favourite Sport: Skiing
Favourite Space: Rochester Forest

Tony Chadwick

Church Warden

Hi! I’m Melanie and I have been at St Luke’s since 1987 when I joined with Clive and our young children. It’s great to be part of a growing church family and exciting to see what happens next!

Favourite food: Lasagne
Favourite tipple: White wine
Favourite sport: Tennis
Favourite space: Isle of Purbeck, Dorset

Melanie Williams

Church Warden

Core Team

Our core team comprising paid staff and committed volunteers support the Senior Leadership in the day to day running of the Church, meeting weekly for prayer and planning.

Hello! My name is Charlotte and I am the Children and Families Pastor here at St Luke's. My passion is to help children deepen their relationship with Jesus and grow in their spiritual gifts. Before working in Children's Ministry I was a primary school teacher. I am married to Andrew and we have three amazing children.

Favourite Food: Roast dinner
Favourite Tipple: Pepsi Max
Favourite Sport: Swimming and dancing
Favourite Space - Relaxing with my family and friends enjoying good food and drink.

Charlotte Ball

Children and Families Pastor

Hi. My name's Susan Ghinn, I have the privilege of serving St Luke's as Church Treasurer. We moved to Maidstone and St Luke's in 1988. 10 years later we were on the move, first to Rio de Janeiro for 3 years and then various other places. We returned to Maidstone and St Luke's in 2012 when Edward retired, back to St Luke's and the same lovely supportive Life group with whom we had kept in touch. By this time we had 14 wonderful grandchildren.

Favourite Food: Apple pie and chocolate. Maybe not together, but I'll have the chocolate after the pie!!
Favourite Tipple: Red wine
Favourite Sport: Pilates (I don't do sport)
Favourite Space: Norfolk

Susan Ghinn

Finance

Hi! My name's Gemma and I have the pleasure of heading up our youth team here at St Luke's and helping our young people come to faith.
I’ve been coming to St Luke's since 2011 and have worked with our young people since 2014. I love working with our young people and helping them to explore, share and grow their faith in Jesus. We have lots of fun along the way.

Favourite Food: Cake
Favourite Tipple: Raspberry Lemonade
Favourite Sport: Rugby
Favourite Space: York or at my desk doing craft projects

Gemma Levett

Youth Team Leader

Hiya! I’m Abs, and I have the privilege of being St Luke’s Church Administrator. I moved to Maidstone with my husband Ryan and toddler Samuel in 2020. We joined St Luke’s in 2021 and I joined the core team here later that year. It’s been non-stop ever since and I love it! It’s so exciting to be part of a growing, spirit led church where God is on the move and at work in people’s lives.

Favourite Food: Lasagne, cake or milk chocolate
Favourite Tipple: Hot chocolate
Favourite Sport: Spinning and swimming (not at the same time!)
Favourite Space: The beach!

Abs Oxley

Church Administrator

Hello, I am Clare and I have the privilege of serving St Luke’s, coordinating Pastoral care. Dave and I arrived in St Luke’s in July 1988 with our young family and have seen many changes over the 30 odd years that St Luke’s has been our spiritual home. When our children did not need me so much I went to train at Canterbury as an ALM studying Ministry and Theology for two years and have been involved with pastoral care ever since. We love getting our extended family together, it’s such fun!

Favourite Food: Paella cooked by our middle son
Favourite Tipple: Gin and tonic with ice and lemon
Favourite sport: Rugby and athletics
Favourite sport: Lindisfarne or Holy Island in Northumberland

Clare Torrens

Assistant Pastor

I’ve loved being part of the St Luke’s family most of my life, firstly with my parents as a child (it helped that we lived next door to the then Vicarage!) and then with my own family. After a Career in Local Government I had the joy of being ordained in 2002.

Favourite Food: Lasagne
Favourite Tipple: Sherry, or the Houston’s Apple Juice
Favourite Sport: Eating chocolate
Favourite Space: Lyme Regis, Dorset

Robin Williamson

Clergy

Hello. My name is Clive. I am currently worship co-ordinator having been at St Luke’s for 34 years. I love all things guitar and dogs.

Favourite food: Cod and chips
Favourite tipple: Ringtons golden breakfast tea
Favourite sport: Cricket
Favourite space: Woods in general

Clive Williams

Worship Team Leader

PCC

The PCC has the responsibility together with the Vicar to promote in the parish the whole mission of the Church, sharing leadership of the parish so that we all play our part in God’s mission and ministry. Each member of the PCC is a trustee of St Luke’s Maidstone charity. Membership includes clergy licensed to the parish, churchwardens, elected representatives on diocesan and deanery synods, and 9 parish representatives.

Susan Ghinn

Deanery Synod

Heather May

Deanery Synod

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Deanery Synod