Staff & Council

Staff

Dr Helen Reid – Director

Helen has overall responsibility for the events, media and city engagement work of LCI. She draws on an academic background in Religious Studies and Peace Studies and is committed to acting with others for the city to be a better, fairer and more peaceful place for all. Contact Helen here

Dr Helen Reid – Director

Helen has overall responsibility for the events, media and city engagement work of LCI. She draws on an academic background in Religious Studies and Peace Studies and is committed to acting with others for the city to be a better, fairer and more peaceful place for all. Contact Helen here

Paul Mann – Learning Centre Manager

Paul runs the Learning Centre and draws on his background and contacts in law, the public sector and the third sector. Contact Paul about conferencing services, the venue and hospitality here.

Paul Mann – Learning Centre Manager

Paul runs the Learning Centre and draws on his background and contacts in law, the public sector and the third sector. Contact Paul about conferencing services, the venue and hospitality here.

Miriam O’Keeffe – Administrator

Miriam supports the efficient and effective running of LCI through administration, with specialist input to the events programme. Contact Miriam about events, membership, finance or LCI facilities here.

Miriam O’Keeffe – Administrator

Miriam supports the efficient and effective running of LCI through administration, with specialist input to the events programme. Contact Miriam about events, membership, finance or LCI facilities here.

Lawrence Cockrill – Communications Coordinator

Lawrence resources the communications, IT and media work of LCI. Contact Lawrence through LCI’s Facebook, Twitter or here.

Lawrence Cockrill – Communications Coordinator

Lawrence resources the communications, IT and media work of LCI. Contact Lawrence through LCI’s Facebook, Twitter or here.

Karen Horner – Learning Centre Assistant

Karen plays a key role in administration and hospitality at LCI. Contact Karen about conferencing and booking here.

Karen Horner – Learning Centre Assistant

Karen plays a key role in administration and hospitality at LCI. Contact Karen about conferencing and booking here.

Trustees

Rev Canon Sam Corley – President and Chair of Trustees

Sam is Rector of Leeds and an Honorary Canon of Ripon Cathedral. He has been President and Chair of LCI since 2015 bringing leadership skills and a commitment to the witness of the church in public life.

Rev Canon Sam Corley – President and Chair of Trustees

Sam is Rector of Leeds and an Honorary Canon of Ripon Cathedral. He has been President and Chair of LCI since 2015 bringing leadership skills and a commitment to the witness of the church in public life.

Rev Dr J D Cortis – Clergy Vice President

Joe is a permanent deacon based at Leeds Cathedral, a Trustee of Catholic Care and coordinator for Caritas Leeds. He has been a Council Member since 2012 bringing his experience from a long professional career in nursing and a commitment to justice and peace.

Rev Dr J D Cortis – Clergy Vice President

Joe is a permanent deacon based at Leeds Cathedral, a Trustee of Catholic Care and coordinator for Caritas Leeds. He has been a Council Member since 2012 bringing his experience from a long professional career in nursing and a commitment to justice and peace.

John Betts – Honorary Treasurer

John is a retired Actuary and now worships at St Paul’s Ireland Wood. He has been a Council Member since 2000 bringing skills with accounts and he is interested in the whole church becoming a learning community.

John Betts – Honorary Treasurer

John is a retired Actuary and now worships at St Paul’s Ireland Wood. He has been a Council Member since 2000 bringing skills with accounts and he is interested in the whole church becoming a learning community.

Ann Nicholl – Lay Vice Chair

Ann is Assistant Wardens of Readers for the Leeds Episcopal area and a member of the Leeds Diocesan Board. She has been a Council Member since 2006 and brings her experience of working as a head teacher and a licensed lay minister, as well as being trustee of a number of charities.

Ann Nicholl – Lay Vice Chair

Ann is Assistant Wardens of Readers for the Leeds Episcopal area and a member of the Leeds Diocesan Board. She has been a Council Member since 2006 and brings her experience of working as a head teacher and a licensed lay minister, as well as being trustee of a number of charities.

Trish Sandbach – Council Member (Environmental concern)

Trish is a member of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Leeds Justice and Peace Commission. She has been a Council Member since 2012 and brings to LCI a particular commitment to the environment, heartened and challenged by Pope Francis’ call to hear the “cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor”.

I am now retired from paid work and enjoying being involved with a range of organisations and activities.

Trish Sandbach – Council Member (Environmental concern)

Trish is a member of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Leeds Justice and Peace Commission. She has been a Council Member since 2012 and brings to LCI a particular commitment to the environment, heartened and challenged by Pope Francis’ call to hear the “cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor”.

I am now retired from paid work and enjoying being involved with a range of organisations and activities.

Revd Shona Shaw – Council Member (Theological reflection)

Shona is Co-Minister at Moortown Baptist Church. She has been a member of LCI Council since 2017 bringing a commitment to education and theological reflection.

Revd Shona Shaw – Council Member (Theological reflection)

Shona is Co-Minister at Moortown Baptist Church. She has been a member of LCI Council since 2017 bringing a commitment to education and theological reflection.

Anne Beale – Council Member (Events)

Ann has been a member of Council since 2006, part of the life and work of LCI with a particular focus on events

Anne Beale – Council Member (Events)

Ann has been a member of Council since 2006, part of the life and work of LCI with a particular focus on events

Revd Mark Harwood – Council Member (Leeds Citizens Leadership Team)

Mark is a Minister in the Methodist Leeds North and East Circuit. Mark has been a member of Council since 2018 representing LCI on the Leeds Citizens Leadership Team.

Revd Mark Harwood – Council Member (Leeds Citizens Leadership Team)

Mark is a Minister in the Methodist Leeds North and East Circuit. Mark has been a member of Council since 2018 representing LCI on the Leeds Citizens Leadership Team.