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Archdeacon of Liverpool
Archdeacon of Liverpool
Venerable Ricky Panter
Tel: 0151 705 2154

Ricky has served as Archdeacon of Liverpool since 2002. He is a member of Core Group aand Chair of the Priority Strategy Group overseeing the implementation of the Diocesan AMD Policy (Areas of Multiple Deprivation). Currently responsible for initiating Local Missional Leadership within our diocese.

Having served in urban parishes since ordination Ricky knows a bit about the challenges of city life – even though he grew up in rural Worcestershire. Now with his wife Jane’s violin teaching, and their involvement with the ‘Phil’ choir, Liverpool is very much home and they reckon on staying permanently.
Ricky originally trained as a teacher and worked at Schools in Chatham and Boscombe before training at Oak Hill Theological College. He still maintains an interest in education through close involvement with the Hawthorne’s (a ‘Free’ secondary school in Bootle). Meeting the challenge of enabling congregations to grow numerically and to engage with their communities, and not be held back by unsustainable buildings, is a key aspect of how he now sees his role.
Archdeacon Knowsley and Sefton
Archdeacon of Knowsley and Sefton
Venerable Pete Spiers

Tel: 0151 705 2159

Pete was previously the Vicar of St Luke's Crosby. He has spent the whole of his ordained life in the Diocese, ministering in a number of parishes and social contexts here. For some time he was Chair of our House of Clergy, and served also as Chair of the national Clergy Chairs Forum.

In addition Pete has served on the General Synod and as a national member of the Crown Nominations Commission among many other things. 

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Archdeacon St Helens and Warrington
Archdeacon of St Helens and Warrington
Venerable Roger Preece

Tel: 0151 705 2159

Roger was previously the Vicar of Bowdon in the Diocese of Chester, and before this was on the staff at All Saints Marple in that Diocese. His life prior to ordination included many years in management consultancy and in the financial sector.

Roger’s work at Bowdon has been written up and highlighted by the national Church Growth team as an example of sustained good practice.

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Archdeacon Wigan and West Lancashire
Archdeacon of Wigan and West Lancashire
Venerable Jennifer McKenzie

Tel: 0151 705 2154

Jennifer previously served in a number of roles in the Dioceses of Washington DC and Virginia within The Episcopal Church since 2002. In Washington she served the Task Forces on Congregational Development and on Affordable Housing.

She has experience in interim ministry and in resolving conflict within congregations, in one parish setting in particular as a result of the difficulties and litigation in The Episcopal Church over these past years. Jennifer has her MDiv and has completed the coursework toward her Doctor of Ministry in Ministry Development, both from Virginia Theological Seminary.

Find out more about Jennifer here