CaSS employs Fiona Walton as a part-time (20 hours a week during term time) schools links adviser and Jacqueline Ryan as a part-time administrator. CaSS also has a management group of volunteer members drawn from several churches around Sheffield who have overall responsibility for the work.

Fiona Walton

Fiona is the Schools Links Adviser. She started working (part-time) for CaSS in September 2011 when Linda Chambers retired after 27 years. She is really excited about continuing her work and extending it in new directions. Fiona grew up in Sheffield and attended school in the city.


Fiona became a Christian aged 12 and her faith grew as she became a member of a local church that gave young people opportunities to lead and serve. She enjoyed studying Biblical Studies at Sheffield University and went on to get an MA in Theology from Durham University. After studying for a PGCE (Primary) at Durham University she taught RE for 2 years in a large Durham comprehensive. Fiona now teaches RE (part-time) to 4 – 11 years olds. She can’t believe that she has been teaching for more than 36 years!

Fiona loves being mum to her three children and to her chocolate Labrador.

STC Sheffield

Jacqueline Ryan

Jacqueline joined CaSS as our administrator in February 2019. She has experience working in various roles in both education and administration, and has worked and volunteered for several charities in Sheffield and elsewhere.

Antioch Community Church Sheffield

Martyn Edwards

Martyn works as a Senior Lecturer in the Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University. He is currently chair of trustees of CaSS. He supports the CaSS worker and also takes a lead on writing bids and (where these are successful) managing small projects funded by charitable trusts.

Meadowhead Christian Fellowship

Richard Donkin

Richard is a retired chartered mechanical engineer. He is a past treasurer for CaSS and now has a watching brief over the computing side of CaSS.

All Saints Church Ecclesall (Anglican)

Di Durie

Diana Durie is a retired Advisory Teacher for Sheffield LEA and before that worked as a teacher of Geography in a large Sheffield comprehensive school. For many years she was involved with Scripture Union on the Schools Committee and as a volunteer, helping to run holidays for sixth formers.  

Fulwood Church (Anglican)

Glenn Evans

Glenn is a retired Headteacher of a Church of England Comprehensive School. During his teaching career he helped run and support Christian groups. At CaSS, he is Secretary to the Trustees.  He is also a Methodist local preacher, and actively involved in youth and children’s work at his local church.

Bents Green Church (Methodist)

Alan Nickless

Alan is the CaSS treasurer and is a retired teacher. After a time in India as a Mission Partner he taught Computing and Mathematics in Sheffield for 21 years and helped run the school's Christian Union.

All Saints Church Ecclesall (Anglican)

Rachel McCallam

Rachel McCallam works for the Methodist Church as Coordinator of the Regional Learning and Development Team. She is a former secondary school teacher and delivers youthwork training at Cliff College and supports children and youth workers across the region. She is also a mother.

Methodist District Mission & Development Enabler

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