There is a small 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 own and operate a dairy and arable farm in Dorset, which she continues to do alongside her work at Counties.
Tasks at Counties involve the financial side of the organisation. Margaret has two daughters, both living in Bath, and five grandchildren. She attends Blandford Evangelical 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.
Married to Andrew with two daughters, and they lead a house church in Trowbridge. They also lead a fruitful ministry in Erlestoke Prison in Wiltshire.
Heather Scorah (office secretary)
Heather worked in schools teaching music before joining Counties part time as office secretary. Her main role is to produce the monthly Praise & Prayer Diary, collating prayer requests, editing the publication and distributing it.
Heather and husband Chris play an active role at Christ Church in Warminster, where they lead youth work and outreach events. They have two children.
Allison Smith (office assistant)
Allison is a part-time teacher at Bratton Primary School in Wiltshire and is also a part-time office 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 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 operations of Key to Life and GSUS Live. Kevin studied for a BA in Mission and Ministry at Cliff College.
Married to Anita, they have two daughters Hannah and Rebekah and a Grandson
Glyndwr Davies (GSUS Live co-ordinator)
Glyn was born in Congo to missionary parents but after a dramatic family escape moved to Wales in 1960, attending Emmanuel Grammar School, Swansea. He worked in printing in the local newspaper for many years and has recently worked for Parklands and Woodlands Church as admin and church worker.
His role as GSUS Live co-ordinator will involve taking the units to schools across the country and presenting the exciting programme to pupils. Glyn is married to Ninon and they have three married children, Craig, Ruth and Claire plus three grand daughters.
Ben Telford (Key to Life co-ordinator)
Former English tutor Ben has a heart for helping people understand and apply God's word. Before joining Counties Ben taught English to speakers of other languages, mainly teaching mixed nationality adult classes in Coventry.
Married to Rachel, they are part of Myton Church, Warwick, where Ben is involved in Sunday preaching, the set-up team, and they are both active in the young adult’s ministry. Ben will lead the the coordination of the new resource Key to Life?