Our trustees

Our trustees are drawn from the clergy, the medical profession and the world of business

Gary Bell

Gary is a consultant psychiatrist who specialises in addictions, treatment-resistant anxiety and depressive disorders. He is a founder of Cognacity, which provides resilience training workshops for St Luke’s.

Stephen Fielding

Stephen is Associate Vicar at St Mary Abbots in Kensington and has a background in law and banking. As a practising mediator, he has mediated many church disputes, has trained clergy in conflict resolution, and is actively committed to clergy wellbeing.

Hilary Ison

Hilary is a priest and a trained facilitator with a special interest in systems constellations. She is involved in a research project on supporting ministers to cope with tragedy and trauma in congregations. She is helping St Luke’s to develop its preventive approaches to clergy wellbeing.

Jan Korris

Jan is a psychotherapist and is St Luke's Reflective Practice Adviser. She welcomes the opportunities the role offers to support the care and wellbeing of the clergy, a focus of her practice for many years. She works with other trustees to establish and develop reflective practice groups in dioceses and theological training colleges.

Edward Martineau

Edward was a private client and charity lawyer and is Chairman of Trustees at St Luke’s. He volunteered with the Samaritans for 13 years and his keen interest in mental health has helped St Luke’s to broaden and develop its work on enhancing clergy wellbeing.

Sue O'Brien

Sue lectures in philosophy at the University of Chichester. A clergy spouse, she is particularly keen to help theological colleges to embed psychological reflection and resilience in theological education so that good habits are ingrained by the time clergy begin their ministry.

Tony Simkin

Tony is a chartered accountant and Treasurer for St Luke’s. Tony is very involved in his local church and helps other charities with their finances.

Rick Simpson

Rick is Archdeacon of Auckland in the Diocese of Durham and previously worked as a parish minister and in clergy training. He lives in Darlington with his wife, a GP and GP-trainer, and their cat.

Mark Sowerby

Mark, Bishop of Horsham, served for 17 years in parish ministry and five years with the Ministry Division of the Archbishops’ Council. He has an abiding concern for vocations to lay and ordained ministry and a passion for the unity of the Church, at diocesan and ecumenical levels.

Mark Tapley

Mark has a background in investment management. He sits on St Luke’s Finance Committee and reports on our investments, ensuring that our investment managers are meeting their targets.

Paul Taylor

Paul was Archdeacon of Sherborne from 2004 until his retirement in 2018. Keen to improve clergy wellbeing, he set up reflective practice groups in Salisbury diocese 15 years ago, which have developed into a hugely popular scheme. Since retirement, he has worked with Jan Korris to deliver training and taster sessions in clergy wellbeing.

Peter Wheatley

Peter was Bishop of Edmonton between 1999 and 2014. He is currently Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Dioceses of London, Southwark and Chichester, assisting clergy in ministerial development and spiritual direction, continuing as episcopal visitor to two religious communities and acting as trustee to a number of charities including St Luke’s.