Who’s Who?

The main staff at St James the Less are below. Others serve on PCC, the Six O’Clock Service Team and as Safeguarding Officers.

Lis Goddard

Vicar

Lis has been Vicar of St James the Less since September 2010. This follows a year spent as Associate Vicar at St Mary's Stoke Bishop in Bristol; a short-term appointment to provide consultancy on leadership structures. She trained for ordination alongside her husband, Andrew, being ordained in 1996 and job-sharing a curacy with him in Oxfordshire.

In the last fourteen years, she has also been a university chaplain and worked as Tutor for Ministerial Formation at Wycliffe Hall and Assistant Minister at St Andrew's Church in North Oxford. She leads missions and does a lot of mentoring and spiritual direction, as well as being the current Chair of Awesome, a network of ordained women evangelicals. Her first book, The Gender Agenda, co-written with Clare Hendry, was published in November 2010. She is passionate about seeing people come to Jesus and growing in their faith, and loves spending time with her husband and two teenage children. She also enjoys real ales, curries and walking the family dog, Bramble.

    Andrew Goddard

    Assistant Minister

    Andrew is Assistant Minister at St James the Less. He is a Senior Research Fellow of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics and teaches for Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena and Westminster Theological Centre. He previously taught Christian Ethics at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and then at Trinity College, Bristol.

    He has written on a number of areas in ethics and on Anglicanism (his study of Rowan Williams’ time as Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams: His Legacy, was published by Lion in January 2013) and is currently researching and writing a book about Christian sexual ethics. He is also an Honorary Canon of Winchester Cathedral. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys walking the family dog, reading and spending time with his family.

      Jeremy Pinkney

      Verger

      Jeremy works as Verger, managing room bookings, maintenance and overseeing the smooth administration of  services. He has been a member of St James the Less since 1990, when he joined the church as part of the plant from St Michael's, Chester Square. He's joined the staff team in 2000, and in his spare time enjoys walking and travelling.

        Ben and Amabel Ealovega

        Prayer Coordinators

        Ben and Amabel are longstanding members of the church family and are the Prayer Coordinators for St. James the Less. Ben is one of our worship leaders and Amabel leads our monthly 'Revive' prayer meeting.

          Veronica Garbutt

          Church Warden

          Veronica hails from 'oop north.' After graduating from her hometown university in Leeds she went on to fly for British Airways then lived and worked in the Middle East and The Philippines. She returned to England some twenty years ago and has been attending SJtL ever since.

            Chris Atkinson

            Worship Leader

            Chris is one of our worship leaders, preachers and small group leaders.