The Revd Dr Jack Dunn
The Revd Dr Jack Dunn was collated and inducted as Rector of Wanstead on 7th September. Biographical and contact details are to follow.
The Revd Richard Wyber
The call to ordained ministry came to Richard relatively late in life, towards the end of a varied career based on his qualification as a Chartered Accountant. He joined the ministry team in Wanstead on ordination in 2006, although he lives with his wife and adult son up the road in Woodford Green.
Richard has an interest in small groups and group activities as a supplement to formal worship. Matthew 18.20; “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them” is a verse with special meaning for Richard and reflects his own experiences.
Apart from his church duties he serves on the board of a substantial benevolent association. He enjoys travel, cultural activities (including reading, listening to music and looking at art) and used to be a morris dancer.
Tel: 07879 631701
Hilary Musker – Children, Youth & Family Work Adviser
Hilary lived in Chingford until she married Charlie in 1983 and moved to Barkingside. They now live in Woodford and have two grown up children. Hilary worked for many years as a hospital pharmacist and was responsible for the training of hospital pharmacy staff across two NHS Trusts. She has been a church volunteer working with children and young people for over 20 years. Both Hilary and Charlie have been on the leadership team of Leiston Venture (an action packed Christian Holiday for young people aged 11-14) for the past 13 years. Hilary had some involvement with Wanstead Parish in her role as Redbridge Deanery Youth Adviser (a post she held for five years) and was delighted to join the team at Wanstead in October 2012.
Mob: 07773 956157
Olive Thursby – Licensed Lay Minister
As a farmer’s daughter, Olive’s upbringing in rural Cumbria has influenced her response to God. She taught in Carlisle and then continued her career in education in London. She lives in Wanstead and has three grown up children. She has been actively involved in the worship of the parish for a number of years. She became a Licensed Reader in 2009 after theological training at St. Mellitus College. Her title changed to Licensed Lay Minister in 2015. Her spiritual focus is on the mission of the church. Her other interests are playing the organ, walking, travel and attending arts events.
Tel: 020 8530 2644