The Housing and Community Committee (HCSC) has been established by the West London Mission’s Circuit Meeting to manage the WLM’s housing and community services on its behalf. The HCSC has delegated powers to act in most matters, except when there are significant changes in strategy, opening or closing a service, or disposing of or acquiring property.

The HCSC is chaired by the Superintendent Minister. Every meeting is attended by the Chief Executive, Head of Finance and Director of Operations. The Central Office Manager takes minutes.

The Housing and Community Committee (HCSC) consists of:

Peter Cornick

Peter is the Superintendent Minister of the WLM and a minister at Hinde St. A minister for over twenty years,most recently in Chandler’s Ford, he has been involved in organisational change within churches, and circuits managing large staff teams. As a student, Peter was President of MethSoc at Hinde St and worked voluntarily at WLM Seymour Place. Peter is married to Helen with one son, Dan, and enjoys playing golf and the euphonium. 

 

 

 

Gordon Slater

Gordon is the Treasurer of the HCSC. He has been a member of Hinde Street Methodist Church for 40 years and has been involved with the social work since 1987. Gordon is a qualified accountant and chartered tax adviser and is married to Cathy with three children and two grandchildren, and enjoys classical music, cinema and travel.

 

 

 

 

Margaret Rudland

Margaret is a retired Head Mistress and a former maths teacher who is now a governor of several schools and an educational recruitment consultant. She first came to Hinde Street Methodist Church as a student and is currently a Circuit Steward. Margaret has had links with KPH since 2009 and joined the SWC in 2010. She enjoys the cinema, music and travel as well as too much late night TV.

 

 

 

 

Alison Pottinger

Her 'day job' involves working as a BSL/English interpreter and she combines this with occasional work as a theatre stage manager. Ali joined the HCSC in 2006—as her father was a Methodist minister and her mother was a social worker it feels like she is carrying on in the 'family business'! She is a sucker for TV thrillers and police shows and her sister and family live in New York, which ensures lots of exciting holidays!

 

 

 

Alethea Siow

Alethea is a corporate lawyer by and works in-house for a property company based in Hampstead. She is also on the board of A2Dominion, a London based housing association and is on the Council of the Royal College of Music. She joined Hinde Street Methodist Church in 1995. and the HCSC in 2006. She lives in Marylebone with her husband Jeremy and enjoys the theatre, museums, restaurants and all that is London.

 

 

 

Martin Symons

Martin was a systems manager first in the civil service and then the financial sector. After retiring he has now become a maths teacher. He joined the HCSC in 1987 and is also Chair of the Human Resources Sub-Committee of the WLM Circuit.

 

 

 

Sallie Choate

Sallie is a retired legal executive and has been a member of the HCSC since 2005. She is a recovering alcoholic with more than 25 years of sobriety. She is also a passionate embroiderer and quilter and wishes she had trained to be a goldsmith!

 

 

 

 

Nick Novak

With over 15 years of experience in driving growth for socially-minded enterprises, Nick has unique expertise in building and leading teams across public and private sectors. He is operationally focused, with a deep understanding of how to successfully scale organisations that deliver positive social impact. Despite living in Britain since 2012, he’s still no closer to losing his American accent or his love for baseball. Nick has attended Hinde Street since 2013 and is excited to help WLM grow. 

 

 

Chris Price

Chris is the Executive Director of Pecan. Pecan is a Christian charity started by local churches in Peckham working with ex-offenders, people living with mental health issues and the long-term unemployed. Chris has worked in the voluntary sector for 20 years. Outside of work, Chris is a Methodist Local Preacher, Cub Scout Leader and a passionate supporter of the world greatest team – Aston Villa. Chris joined the HCSC in 2013. 

 

 

David Evans

David lives in Watford with his wife Carolyn where he is a Trustee of New Hope and Treasurer at his local Methodist Church. Originally from North Wales, he qualified as a chartered accountant in Manchester moving to work in London in the early eighties. After 17 years in the industry, he spent 21 years as finance director of the homeless charity St. Mungo’s retiring in 2015. He has three grown-up children and enjoys gardening and travel.