Circuit Ministry Team
We have two Presbyters and one Deacon
Revd Ralph Ward BTh
Revd Edwin Myers
Deacon Stephen Richardson
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 to Sue. They have one son, Daniel. 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 Kilnerton College 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 hobby is steam locomotives and preservation railways, as well as model railways.
Deacon Stephen is a Methodist Minister serving in the West Cornwall Circuit. He and his wife Gillian are excited and thrilled to be sharing in the life of this community. This is his fourth appointment, having served in the Oxford Circuit, the Channel Islands and South Wales. Stephen’s hobbies include reading, walking and running (slowly!).
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 and runs a local cafe. She is Church Steward of High Street Methodist Church.
Senior Circuit Steward
Linda is a local preacher and worships at Wesley Rock Methodist Church, Heamoor, where she is very involved with the lively Messy Church. She is a chartered accountant who has worked in local charities.
Circuit Business and Finance Administrator
Alison grew up in Wadebridge, Cornwall, and is a lifelong Methodist. She is a member of Gulval Methodist Church. A qualified librarian, before taking up this post she was an Outreach Officer for Cornwall Library Service. She enjoys singing and walking – and spending time with her grandchildren.