MODEM’s activities are overseen by a Leadership Committee, who act as the charity’s Trustees. They are elected by members.
Vaughan is Team Rector of the Anglican churches in Warwick, and a researcher and writer on story-telling in churches. He has been a regular attender at MODEM Conferences for some time, and has contributed chapters to MODEM books and articles and book reviews to MODEM Matters and this website. A more detailed introduction is here.
Sue Miller is Director of the Susanna Wesley Foundation at the University of Roehampton. Before that, she used to work in the Methodist Church’s Connexional Team, where she was involved in the continuing development of ministers. She enabled the implementation of ministerial development review, and is a member of the ecumenical Quality in Formation Panel. Sue began her career as a graduate trainee with the Department of Employment. She completed a Masters degree in Manpower Studies (human aspects of management), before moving to Westminster Business School, where she became a Principal Lecturer in Leadership and Development. Sue has always had an interest in the relationship between church organisation and management and leadership models, believing that Christian contexts potentially provide opportunities for their application in new ways. She is a member of a Baptist church.
Rachel is Vicar of Pennington, in the Diocese of Winchester. She trained for ministry with an MA from STETS, based at Sarum College; where she is now a trustee. Prior to ordination, following an MBA from Southampton, she worked for a number of years leading the Customer Journey programme for Carnival UK (P&O Cruises & Cunard), leading organisational change. Alongside this, she was part of rolling out their leadership training programme across the shoreside offices as well as onboard the fleet of ships. Outside work, Rachel can often be found playing a variety of board games or following various creative pursuits – most recently making her own set of liturgical vestments.
Jeremy Fagan, MODEM Matters Editor
Jeremy is an Anglican minister working in Kirkby, Merseyside, a large post-war new town. Having changed role in 2012, he became aware of the gaps in his knowledge around leadership and management, so completed an MA in Christian Approaches to Leadership through Sarum College. While doing this, he became aware of the work of MODEM, and attended a couple of the annual conferences, at one of which he was surprised to find himself volunteering as MODEM Matters editor. He is particularly interested in understanding the emotional life of congregations, and the role that issues of anxiety and control play in making churches healthy places to be. A Brummy originally, he has been an adopted Scouser since 2004.