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.

Jack Dunn

Jack is Chancellor of Chichester Cathedral and a member of the parish development team in Chichester diocese. He is passionate about clergy wellbeing, congregation growth, and children and young people’s ministry. He was previously a trustee of Clergy Support Trust for nine years.

Stephen Fielding

Stephen is Vicar of St Paul’s Walden in Hertfordshire 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. As our Reflective Practice Group Adviser, 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.

Jean McDonald

Jean is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at the North Middlesex University Hospital. As a former Honorary Consultant, Jean gave her time and expertise to help clergy for over 20 years.

John Nugée

After a career in central banking and public sector finance, mainly focused on asset management issues, John is now a trustee and adviser to a number of charities and endowments. He is also the patron of three Church of England parishes.

Graeme Pollard

Graeme retired from Blackburn Diocese in 2021 after serving as Diocesan Secretary for 16 years. He had previously worked in Liverpool and Truro dioceses. He chaired the Diocesan Secretaries Liaison Group and was a Trustee of the Central Board of Finance (CBF) Funds, which hold a major part of the funds of the Church of England.

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.

Tim Thornton

Tim has had many senior roles within the Church, most recently as Bishop at Lambeth, Bishop to HM Forces and Bishop for the Falkland Islands. He is a trustee of a number of charities including St Luke's.