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

Schools Links Advisor

Fiona started working (part-time) as Schools Links Advisor 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 attends STC Sheffield and loves being mum to her three children and to her chocolate Labrador.

Contact Fiona:

07812 855332 

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Jacqueline Ryan


Jacqueline has experience working in various roles in both education and administration. She has worked and volunteered for several charities in Sheffield and further afield.


Jacqueline attends Antioch Community Church Sheffield.

Contact Jacqueline:


Revd. Phil Winn

Chair of Trustees

Phil is grateful for the influence of the Christian Union when he was a pupil at Ecclesfield School many years ago. He has since been involved in school Christian work as a Physics teacher, a Scripture Union schools worker and church minister. In recent years he has been a hospital chaplain and moved back to Sheffield on retirement.


Phil is a Baptist Union minister.

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Glenn Evans

Secretary to the Trustees

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

Glenn attends Bents Green Church (Methodist).


Alan Nickless


Alan is a retired teacher and CaSS' treasurer. 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.

Alan attends St Thomas Crookes (Anglican).

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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.

Richard attends All Saints Church Ecclesall (Anglican).

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Rachel McCallam


Rachel 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. Rachel is the Methodist District Mission & Development Enabler for Sheffield Methodist District.