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Council of Reference

Torch values the encouragement and advice from its Council of Reference made up of respected Christian leaders.

Rev’d Dr. Steve Brady, Principal - Moorlands College

Rev’d Dr. David Coffey OBE, Former President - World Baptist Alliance

Rev’d Malcolm Duncan, Lead Pastor at Dundonald Elim Church

Jonathan Lamb, Langham Preaching

Rev’d Roy Searle, Leader - Northumbria Community

Dr. Elaine Storkey, President - TEARfund

Rev’d Dr. Derek Tidball, Former Principal of the London School of Theology

Trustee Board

The Torch Trust is overseen by a board of 9 trustees, 5 of whom have a visual impairment (VI).

Marilyn Baker (VI), Chair

Tony Brown

Julia Chapman (VI)
Jamie Dormandy

Carol Eddon (VI)

Hazel Groves (VI)
Roger Morriss

Dr. Philippa Simkiss

Dr. Mike Townsend (VI), Technical Director

Also attending board meetings are ...

Julia Hyde, Chief Executive Officer

Revd Michael Heaney, Company Secretary and Chief Operating Officer


The work of the Torch Trust is supervised by the following ...

Julia Hyde, Chief Executive Officer

Revd Michael Heaney, Chief Operating Officer

Paul Wood, Chief Technical Officer

Sheila Armstrong, Sight Loss Advisor

Grace Davis, Communications Manager

Graham Moody, Production Manager

Suzanne Powell, Operations Manager

Paul Rhodes, Presence Manager

David Shepherd, Resources Manager

Staff and Volunteers

Torch functions because of the dedication of a team of committed staff and volunteers. To encourage and focus your prayers for us we maintain a pictoral Daily Prayer Guide thay includes all staff and some of the many volunteers. Go directly to the Daily Prayer Guide (in the Support area of our website)

Last updated: 12 November 2018 by James Brookman
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