Telford Christians Together is a meeting point of followers of Jesus Christ which exists to communicate, motivate and facilitate the mission and ministry of the Gospel through the Churches in the Borough of Telford and Wrekin.
Telford Christians Together will be an effective umbrella body for the wider mission activities and projects of the Churches and Christian agencies across the Borough of Telford and Wrekin.
Jacquie has lived in Telford since 1978. Jacquie was employed as Deputy Headteacher of Coalbrookdale C.E. Primary School and serves on SACRE. She is married to Rev Keith Osmund – Smith, Minister of Madeley Baptist Church. Jacquie has also been a member of Baptist Council and is working on the Ministerial Recognition Committee. Jacquie was a foundation member of South Telford Assoc of Churches(STAC) representing STAC on Telford Christian Council until becoming Chairman. With others, Jacquie steered TCC to reform to Telford Christians Together to be more mission focused.
Representing Churches Together in NE Telford
I am a Salvation Army Officer looking after Oakengates Corps and Community Centre which also incorporates KiP: a support centre for the homeless. Am married to Julie (also a Salvation Army Officer) with two boys (in their twenties!) My family nickname is 'Grumpy'
David qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 and has worked in a variety of roles since then. He is married and has twin teenage daughters
Kate is married to Dennis and they have two adult daughters. Kate is Superintendent of the Telford Circuit and works with four other ordained colleagues in caring for twenty Methodist Churches in the Telford Circuit, which stretches from Wellington to Albrighton, from Newport to Bridgnorth. Before coming to Telford Kate was a minister in the Cannock Chase area. She began her working life many years ago in music education. She plays the piano, loves singing and has just started to learn to play the cello.
I am Keith Osmund-Smith - Ecumenical Coordinating Chaplain in Telford & Wrekin.I am the minister at Madeley Baptist Church, Lead Coordinator of Telford Street Pastors, West Mercia Police Chaplain and also Chaplain to the Shropshire and Telford Hospital Trust.
I am 48 years of age, been married to Joan for 28 years and have four grown up children. I come from a farming background in Northern Ireland working there until the age of 33 in 2002 when I left to enter Bible College here in England and read Theology. I have been the minister in charge of Telford Elim Community Church, situated in Hadley, since 2005.
Representing Newport Churches Together
I have lived in the Telford area for 11 years and am vicar of Lilleshall and Muxton. I currently chair the Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre which has been set up by a partnership of churches in the town. I enjoy most sports and am an enthusiastic cyclist.
Chris is married to Lyn and they have two adult sons. He initially trained as a Pharmacist and worked for 10 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry in a variety of roles. Following a call to Baptist Ministry he trained in Oxford and then spent 22 years as a Baptist Minister initially in Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire and then Dereham in Norfolk. He started as Ecumenical Mission Enabler for Telford and Shropshire in September 2016
Gillian joined TCT as Resources Officer in October 2016. She taught for 23 years in schools in Shropshire and NSW. During her 18 years in Australia she taught in Christian schools and supported the NSW Mission Consultant and two Rural Chaplains. Currently, she is training with WEMTC to be a Reader with the Hereford Diocese and is involved in lay ministry at St Michael’s, All Stretton. As her favourite pastime is walking she appreciates living in the Shropshire hills.