Meet the team interviews...

This section contains all our 2 min meet the team interviews


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Get to know...Lee Gardener
Lee is the newest member of the central diocesan team. He joined in April and takes on the role of financial controller working in the finance team.  Lee has relocated from Portsmouth and is enjoying discovering life in Herefordshire.
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Get to know...Rev'd Neil Patterson
Neil is presently acting Bishop's Chaplain whilst Bishop Richard recruits the permanent role.  Neil has been working for the diocese for many years as the Director of and is a well known face at General Synod.
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Get to know...Adam Parker Randall
Adam moved to Hereford after finishing University nearly five years ago. He works as part of the Communications Team. You will often see him out and about with a camera either filming or photographing various people or events. He has also live-streamed several major events over the last few years and manages the diocesan website.
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Get to know...Stephen Challenger
Stephen has been our Property Secretary since 2006. He has two grown-up children who have followed their father’s footsteps into the music departments of English Cathedrals.
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Get to know...Joanne Gibbon
Joanne lives in the beautiful Shropshire Hills. She has worked for the Diocese of Hereford for more than 12 years as PA to various people. Currently, she is a PA to the Archdeacon of Ludlow and the Diocesan Secretary.
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Get to know...Sarah Basset
Sarah has been our office administrator for 34 years. If you visit the diocesan office in Hereford, Sarah is one of the first people you meet at reception. She always greets you with her lovely smile and a warm welcome.
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Get to know...Fiona Gibson
The Venerable Fiona Gibson has been Archdeacon of Ludlow since late April 2021. Alongside her statutory responsibilities as an archdeacon, which include church buildings, clergy recruitment, and clergy and parish support, she chairs the Hereford Diocesan Board of Education and focuses on mission and clergy wellbeing.
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Get to know Liz Mackay
Liz Mackay started as Church and Society Link Officer in September 2021, job-sharing with Chrissie Pepler. She focuses on working with parishes on social and climate change.
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Get to Know Stephen Herbert
Stephen has been our diocesan Finance Director since 2015. Before that, he gained broad finance experience in the UK and overseas in roles with several multinational companies.
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Get to know...Sam Pratley
Sam has been the Diocesan Secretary since the summer of 2016. Before that, he was the Managing Director of West Mercia Homes (now part of the Citizen Housing Association).
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