Our Staff

Giles Arnold

Chief Executive

giles.arnold@churchgrowth.org.uk

01536 647164

Giles is married to Sue with two adult children. He is a Chartered Surveyor. He has been managing Church Growth Trust since its inception in 2010 and before that worked for Stewardship. Although not now involved in the day to day management of its church buildings, he has knowledge of these and the occupying churches. He leads the expanding team and is regularly meeting trustees and elders of independent churches, who are considering how Church Growth Trust can help them with their properties. He works with other sister organisations on a national basis, including with the Living the Passion conferences, church planting work and revitalisation of churches. He also specialises in advice on church and charity buildings, such as guidance on major projects, advice on leases and help with unravelling Trust Deeds. He has led a local independent evangelical fellowship and is involved in leading, preaching, training, mentoring and discipling in his current church.  

Garryl Willis

Operations Director

garryl.willis@churchgrowth.org.uk

01536 647161

Garryl is married to Louise and has four children. He joined Church Growth Trust in the summer of 2018 following holding a senior management position in Christian youth charity in the Northamptonshire, and a background in the banking finance sector. He is involved in his local church and leads the worship team in this growing Pentecostal church. In his spare time he enjoys being with his family, walking, making use of many musical instruments that fill his house.

John Duffield

PROPERTY MANAGER

john.duffield@churchgrowth.org.uk

01536 647163

John is married to Caroline, a water colour artist, and they have two married sons and two young grandchildren. He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and most recently worked as Development Manager for a FTSE 100 company. At his local church he is involved in home group leadership and playing the piano or organ most Sundays. He loves sport (watching rugby and following American football – the New York Jets), playing golf off a 26 handicap and swimming. He also enjoys walking, listening to music and reading.    

Gill Pedler

Architect

gill.pedler@churchgrowth.org.uk

01536 647162

Gill is married with two children. She is a chartered Architect and member of the RIBA and has worked in this field for over twenty years. She is proficient in ArchiCAD 3D drafting software and has a passion for helping churches realise the full potential of their buildings. She is also a member of ‘Starfish Puppets’ a Christian puppet team who bring the Gospel message into schools and the community through puppetry and creative ministry.    

Mandy Harris

Administrator

mandy.harris@churchgrowth.org.uk

01536 647160

Mandy has worked as Administrator for CGT since 2010. She has two children and lives in Rutland. Mandy is a member of a community choir, who specialise in African music and perform for charity and at local events.