Circuit Ministry Team
We have three Presbyters
Revd Ralph Ward BTh
Revd Edwin Myers BTh
Revd Matt Fugill MA
Ralph has been working in Christian ministry since the mid 1980s, and was has been a Methodist minister since 1996. He is married to Adele and they have two grown up daughters, Sally and Phoebe. Ralph has a passion for Jesus, for worship and for proclaiming the Word of God. He spent some years as a professional Christian musician, and his ministry in music and worship has always accompanied him throughout his life. An evangelical preacher, Ralph has a modern and accessible style of teaching which engages and inspires.
Edwin Myers is married, and he and his wife have one son. Edwin joined the West Cornwall Circuit in 2018, after serving in the Cannock Chase Circuit in the Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury District for 7 years (4 of which were as Superintendent) and the Newmarket & Ely Circuit in the East Anglia District for 6 years. He was ordained in South Africa with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa in 1997, having been accepted as a Probationer in 1993. He spent 2 years at Seminary in Pretoria, completing his Unisa Bachelor of Theology degree there. Before that he was a volunteer on the Indaleni Mission Station outside Richmond in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
His interests are steam locomotives and preservation railways.
Rev. Matt has been a minister since 2011; he served in the North Bedfordshire Circuit for five years and then the Nottingham Trent Valley Circuit for six years before arriving in the West Cornwall Circuit. He is married to Rev. Rebecca, who is a minister working in the Lizard and Mounts Bay Circuit, and they have one daughter, Abbie, and two cats, Merry and Pippin. Matt’s hobbies include gaming (war-gaming, role-playing and board games), wood working and reading. He plays the guitar with enthusiasm but is still very much an amateur. He believes in the importance of effective and engaging preaching, and enjoys exploring the bible. He has a BA in English and Theology, an MA in Pastoral Theology, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Practical Theology.
And most importantly, he loves Jesus.
Karen has a background in education. For a number of years she home cared for her parents and now works part time in a local estate agents in Hayle. She is Senior Church Steward at Carbis Bay Wesley Methodist Church.
Circuit Safeguarding Officer
Jerry was previously General Manager and Company Secretary for a large homelessness charity, manager of a YWCA project and Housing Manager and Acting General Secretary of a YMCA. He was previously Trustee and Director of two national youth charities and a number of local charities in Cornwall. He has served as a county councillor and Penzance town councillor with a year as Mayor of Penzance. He is a member of Trinity Church, Newlyn.Trinity (Newlyn)
Nikki was born and raised in Penzance. She is Church Steward of High Street Methodist Church.
Margaret is a member of Chapel Street Methodist Church.