currently being
housed by GP.
Pastor Pete CunninghamDirector
Pastor Pete grew up in London and was born again at 21 after riotous teenaged living. His early working life was spent in the Share Market. He then pastored several churches before taking on a small congregation in Southport in 1993. The church has grown considerably since then.

Pete has always had a heart for the broken and homeless, feeding them and providing shelter anywhere possible, even in a caravan in the church car park. When a desperate young family came along in 1999, Pastor Pete cashed in his £6,000 pension plan and along with his son Andrew, and co-director Vicki Woodley, purchased two flats for cash. This is how Green Pastures started. Green Pastures has grown from simply loving and caring for people that society forgets. Pete married Linda Jean in 1969, they have six children and sixteen grandchildren.
Vicki WoodleyFounding Member
Soon after joining Shoreline Church in Southport in 1996 Vicki began working part time for the church. As well as being the Church Administrator and PA to Pastor Pete Cunningham she became involved in the church worship team.

In 1999 she put money where her heart was. She raised funds by mortgaging her investment property and enabling Green Pastures to put £20,000 towards the purchase of their first property. Today, as a founding member of Green Pastures, she works alongside Pastor Pete assisting on many practical elements of this ministry. Without a 'woman's vision', says Pastor Pete, Green Pastures might not have been born at all. Vicki has spent time as a single parent, has been married twice and has two grown up children.
Andrew CunninghamDirector
A Chartered Architectural Technologist practicing since 1995, starting his own small practice in 2003 - Andrew Cunningham Building Design. Andrew has been part of GP since its inception in 1999, taking directors positions with the formation of the company. With expertise in building, responsibility grew from maintenance to purchasing to strategic planning. Andrew has key involvement with the strategic direction of the organisation and oversees all of GP’s property purchases, maintenance and expenditure.

Over the years Andrew has also been active in the leadership at Shoreline Church, Southport alongside his father. Andrew is married to Rebecca and they have a son called Elijah and a daughter called Millie.
Alison GelderNon Executive Director
Alison was born in Leeds and spent her teenage years on the Wirral but has been a Londoner since 1978. She began volunteering at a night shelter while studying theology at Cambridge in the 1990s and this led, eventually to a role as Chief Executive of Housing Justice, from which she retired in 2017. Alison is pleased to bring her experience of charity management, the housing and homelessness sectors and ecumenical working to her role as a non-executive director of GP. She married Ian in 1983 and they have four children and four grandchildren.

Alison is heavily involved in the Catholic Justice and Peace Movement and is currently the Director of Operations at Together for the Common Good. She and Ian are still volunteering with their local night shelter.
Rory Paget-WilkesDirector and Partner Liaison
Rory grew up in the Midlands and graduated from St-Andrew's University in 2000. Having completed a masters in Violence, Conflict and Development at the School of Oriental & African Studies, Rory worked for BP on human rights issues surrounding the construction of a pipeline in Georgia and Azerbaijan.

Since 2002 Rory has been involved in Church run night shelters in London. Rory started working for Green Pastures in 2007 and is responsible for liaising with all Green Pastures partners and assisting new partners coming on-board. In 2012 Rory was made a director of Green Pastures. Rory lives in Poplar, East London with his wife Anna and two young children. 
Simon WestmacottFinancial Director
Simon has worked as a consultant to Green Pastures since 2014 and joined the board of Green Pastures CBS Ltd. in 2016 with a broad range of financial experience. He has acted as an advisor and consultant to government, NGOs, an international commission, private equity houses covering a wide range of requirements which are usually financial in nature. Simon is an accountant with a difference offering diverse experience and breadth of business knowledge.

Simon has worked in corporate finance including M&A and cross-border transactions, lived abroad and travelled extensively on business. He has also advised SMEs and been a working shareholder in one. He’s been called “the man with the oil can”. You can view more of his bio here. Simon has three children who have flown the nest and lives in Kent. He is an avid sailor and likes to make things which work.
Dave SmithNon Executive Director
Dave was converted in 1970 at Hull University, before becoming a teacher in Salford. In 1992 he and his wife Shona started to help with a soup run. That led to them setting up the Mustard Tree in Manchester, which grew from a weekly soup run in 1993 to a huge new resource centre in 2018.

Dave moved on in 2004 to found the Boaz Trust to accommodate destitute asylum seekers. Four of the Boaz houses are owned by Green Pastures CBS Limited. Dave also founded NACCOM, the No Accommodation Network, where he is currently Network Development Worker. He joined the GP board in 2017, and also runs R2C2, the Refugee Resource Centre for Churches.      
Martin HowePartner Liaison
Martin started working for Green Pastures in April 2017. He and his wife began The Dwelling Place, a Green Pastures partnership, in 2015 supporting single men through difficult times in their lives. Martin was formerly CEO of Clean Sheet, a 3-step pathway from prison to employment and his wife Liz is the project leader for both the The Dwelling Place and the Night Light Winter Shelter in Basingstoke. They are both active members of the Basingstoke Community Churches network, where Martin serves on the preaching team.

Martin is passionate about Christian social action, believing that when we serve the last, the least and the lost we are serving the Lord himself. Martin is Chair of The Dwelling Place and is a director of Winchester Housing Trust.

 Martin and Liz share their home with four ducks, a dog, a cat and two bearded dragons, oh and Stephen, the last of their five children to leave home.   
Carl GoodPartner Liaison
Carl started working for Green Pastures in 2013 after pioneering a Green Pastures partnership, Lifeline in Harrogate. 
 
Prior to this Carl was an Independent Financial Adviser. Carl met Pastor Pete at a financial advisers conference (!), and felt compelled to set up a local Charity tackling the growing problem in Harrogate of homelessness. 
Carl is married to Georgie, has a son Dan, and a step-son James, and as well as being passionate about the Lord he also loves Leeds United, most forms of Motor Sport, Cricket, Cycling and Football.

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Green Pastures Housing, charity number 1131468, a company limited by guarantee 06835266,
Green Pastures CBS, an industrial and provident society and exempt charity number XT27103, registered number 31116R. Registered with the Financial Conduct Authority.
Registered Office: 9 Mornington Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0TS. Green Pastures is the working title of Green Pastures CBS Limited and other Green Pastures companies. 

 

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