Our Staff

We have a small number of paid staff.


Sarah Ballard works from our church office and manages all the administrative aspects of church life. She has served The Community Church faithfully in this role for many years and we’re so grateful for her knowledge and experience. She is available if you need to know anything and works in the office 4 mornings a week: Tuesday – Friday 9-12.30.

CAP Centre Manager

Sue Pickering laid down her role on the Core Leadership team three years ago to pursue her passion to set up a CAP Debt Centre in Burton. Working as both Centre Manager and Debt Coach, Sue’s work has seen over 80 families helped out of debt since the Centre opened. Sue is employed 2 days a week.

CAP Centre Fundraiser and Assistant to CAP Centre Manager

Tony Gratton is employed 2 days a month to assist Sue with all things CAP, and especially to pursue all areas of fundraising that he can in order to keep the great work of CAP going.

Safeguarding Lead

Recognising the importance of this area in church life, three years ago we decided that the role of Safeguarding Lead should be a paid role. Emily Vinall has recently taken over this post and is employed on a part time basis to oversee all aspects of our Safeguarding Policy, activities and training.