Staff and Leadership

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members. The church is led by a leadership made up of Ministry Team members who work full or part-time for the church and in the community, and also ‘deacons’. This title is found in the Bible to describe those that helped lead early churches – and its literal translation is, ‘one who serves’. We’re here to serve others.
 
Simon   Liam
Rev. Simon J Robinson - Lead Minister   Liam O'Kane - Youth Worker
Hello – I’ve been the Lead Minister at WRBC since August 2016 and I love it here! Before coming here I have led Churches in Essex, Hampshire and Derbyshire. I also had a couple of years working as Derbyshire Co-ordinator for Redeeming our Communities: a great Christian organisation that brings people of good-will together to create kinder safer communities.

My role at WRBC is to lead the church and to support and equip them to live for Jesus and realise our vision of being hope in the heart of our community. This involves teaching and preaching, pastoral care, overseeing and resourcing the House Groups and looking after the Ministry Team. I am also very active in connecting our church with the local community.

Hazel and I have been married since 1982 and we have two grown-up sons and four grandchildren.

I spend a lot of my spare time listening to Indie and Electronic music, going to gigs and sifting through vinyl at record shops.

simon@wrbc.co.uk
  Hi, I’m Liam. I started my role as youth worker here at the end of July 2017 and I am loving being part of the church family and the opportunities it is presenting me to work with and support young people in the community. This is my first full time job for a church having very recently completely my degree in Youth and Community Work with Practical Theology.  I, along with my wife Mel and our son Joe, have felt so warmly welcomed by the church and are excited to see what our future holds here. When I’m not beavering away at church I can be found gigging around the country, somewhere climbing up a crag in the Peak District or falling off my skateboard at Titchfield Skate Park, come and find me!

liam@wrbc.co.uk 
     
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Lisa Buckley - Children and Families Worker   Debbie Pindura - Seniors Worker
Hi, I’m Lisa and I love to have fun (and have been known to be gunged on several occasions).  I also love learning both from experience and from others.  Children have so many inspirational ideas!
 
I have two wonderful sons, James and Luke.  James is married to my fantastic daughter-in-law Beth and I am a very young Nannie to an amazing granddaughter Lottie.  Luke is currently at college doing brilliantly in creative media.  My wonderful family bring me so much joy.
 
I am excited to be starting the role and joining the fantastic people at the Church, who have already made myself and Luke feel exceptionally welcomed and supported.  I have a degree from St Johns college and have worked in this kind of role for around 7 years; before this I trained as a teaching assistant and have worked in both primary and secondary schools.
 
In my spare time I love walking and being near water; also, being creative.  I can’t wait to meet you all.

lisa@wrbc.co.uk
  Hi! I’m Debbie. I started in my role as Seniors’ worker in November 2019, having moved to from Essex in October 2018 to Hucknall (a place I’d not even heard of 6 months before!). Before that I spent 20 years working as a researcher in the City of London.
 
My role at WRBC is to ensure that our “senior” members are living their best life and are as fully involved in the life of the church and community as is possible. My passion is that they all “bear fruit in old age” (Psalm 92:14)”. It is also a priority to look for ways that we can be “hope in the heart of the community” for older people in Hucknall – tackling loneliness, isolation, despair and poverty and hopefully introducing them to Jesus. It’s a big job, but one that I’m super-excited to be doing.
 
I live with my husband Tam and outside work you will find me baking, Bible journaling, helping out with various other aspects of church life or just spending time with my Mum exploring the area (which I count as both work and leisure!).
Coming to Hucknall was a huge leap of faith, but I could not be happier to be here - this is home now!

debbie@wrbc.co.uk
     
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