Clergy & Staff Team
Duncan Hill Brown (Vicar)
Duncan, a 40-something, has a crazy passion for surfing in the winter - especially holidays in Croyde, North Devon, from February to October. He loves food, both cooking it and eating it, as well as being partial to the occasional bottle of wine.
With Rachel, his wife and their 2 children love spending time with friends they have accumulated over nearly 20 years of living in and around Birmingham. They have lived and worked in Parishes in Sparkhill, Sutton Coldfield, and Erdington before escaping the Motorway Ring to make Dorridge and Bentley Heath their home in 2006.
Duncan came to personal faith in Jesus as a child through the ministry and witness of someone who came from Solihull to Swanage in Dorset, and was part of a team of people sharing their faith with kids and young people.
Here he is, 30 years later, seeking to share the same good news which has radically transformed his life, with people of all ages in Solihull.
Duncan says he counts it a privilege to be part of a diverse and loving Christian family, and he is encouraged for the future by being part of a church where we have many teenagers and young adults who are so alive in their Christian faith, service and commitment.
Jon Hall - Youth Minister
If you haven’t meet Jon yet, you’ll recognise him by his American accent. He likes hanging out, BBQs, coffee, and pecan pie.
Jon has been involved in Church life from as early as he can remember, but walked away from his faith as a teenager. However, through the challenges that arose while moving to England in 2008, God was able to work in him. It was the revelation that Christ wants to have a personal relationship with all of us, that transformed his life. This led to a deep desire to serve God.
Jon pursued this desire to serve God by completing a two-year leadership course and internship at his church in Derby. Then as his awareness of God’s call on his life grew he went on to study at London School of Theology for three years. In his final year he heard about the youth minister position here and felt God calling him to minister at St. Philip’s and St. James’.
Jon has a passion for the gospel, a heart for mission work both in everyday life and internationally, and a desire to see young people reach their full potential.
Jon is very excited to be a part of what God is doing here with the young people of Dorridge and Bentley Heath.
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