We have a small staff team based in Westbury, Wiltshire, which provides invaluable support and back-up for all aspects of the charity’s work.
Martin Erwin (CEO)
After studying at GLO in Scotland, (now Tilsley College), Martin joined the Counties training programme in 1991, subsequently becoming the Counties evangelist for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Involved in local church missions, schools work and agricultural show outreach, Martin also wrote the evangelism programme ‘Dying to Meet You.’
In 1996, along with others, he planted Challenge Community Church in Hereford, and until taking up his role as CEO at Counties, he was on the leadership team at Challenge.
Martin is married to Rachel, and they have three daughters – Keren, Anna and Emily.
Jonathan Brooks-Martin (Operations manager)
Jonathan has previously worked in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation unit in London, studied at the London School of Theology, and spent three and a half years working in a church. His role at Counties involves overseeing finance, admin, health and safety, IT and general office activities.
Jonathan is married to Ruth and has three children. He lives in Westbury and is in leadership at Warminster Baptist Church.
Margaret Jack (finance secretary)
Margaret and her husband Peter live in North Somerset.
Tasks at Counties involve the financial side of the organisation.
Margaret has two daughters, both living in Bath, and five grandchildren. She attends Welton Baptist Church.
Angela Sherwood (office secretary)
Before working at Counties, Angela worked with her husband making classical bespoke furniture. Her role at Counties includes general office duties and admin support.
Angela is married to Andrew with two daughters, and they attend Maranatha church in Trowbridge. They also lead a fruitful ministry in Erlestoke Prison in Wiltshire.
Heather Scorah (office secretary)
Heather's main role is to produce the Praise & Prayer Diary, collating prayer requests and preparing the publication.
Heather and husband Chris play an active role at Christ Church in Warminster. They have two children.
Allison Smith (office assistant)
Allison is a part-time children and families worker at Bratton Baptist Church in Wiltshire, does Primary supply teaching, and is also a part-time administration assistant for Counties, helping the busy support office in Westbury.
Originally from Bracknell in Berkshire, Allison and her husband Chris served at Great Hollands Free Church as Deacon and Elder respectively.
Allison had worked as church administrator for several years before taking on responsibility for youth and children’s work.
They have two daughters and now attend Bratton Baptist Church.
Jenny Rossiter (Resources officer)
Jenny joined Counties in 2015. She has an MA in Applied Theology from Moorlands College, specialising in church community and families work. She was a founder member of ‘The Hub’ a church softplay and family centre in Minehead West Somerset, a former church youth worker, and Spring Harvest children’s work volunteer. She is married to Simon and they have three children.
Jenny is developing one of Counties new projects, Neighbourhood Chaplains, and also supports the resources team operating Counties mobile RE education units for schools: GSUS Live; the Life exhibition; and Key to Life.
Kevin Baldwin (Life exhibition and Schools Resources Field Team Leader)
Kevin has a heart for children’s work and has been a Counties evangelist in Norfolk for 13 years before taking on the role as Life exhibition co-ordinator. This involves site visits, promotion, bookings and the general running of the exhibition.
As Field Team Leader he also supports the operation of Key to Life and GSUS Live. Kevin gained a BA(Hons) in Mission and Ministry from Cliff College.
Married to Anita, they have two daughters Hannah and Rebekah and three Grandchildren.
Dave Thomas Resources Coordinator for Key to Life and GSUS Live
After graduating from University in Plymouth with a degree in Outdoor Adventure Education, Dave went on to work in an outdoor education centre for two years.
Dave is currently involved in leading his church youth group and Christian activity holidays in Cornwall, Herefordshire and Shropshire. This equipped him with the skills and vision to join the Counties team in 2018 as Schools Resource coordinator.
Responsible for GSUS Live and Key to Life? units, equipping local churches at training dates, visiting potential sites and arranging the unit tours. Originally from Hereford, Dave married his wife, Rachel, in 2016.
They live in Plymouth where they are active members of their local church, Efford Christian Fellowship.