Contagious is run by a Core Team which sets the vision and programmes for the conferences.

Jonty Allcock

Jonty is the pastor of the new Globe Church on the Southbank in London.
He is married to Linda and they have three energetic boys. He loves the opportunity to teach young people the glory of Jesus from the Word of God. He has written three books aimed at teenagers and published by the Good Book Company – “LOST”, “HERO” and “FEARLESS”. Jonty has been involved with Contagious for many years.

Jon Drane

Jon is married to Jan and they live in Woodford Green, Essex. In a previous life, Jon was a postman but God had a different message for Jon to deliver, the Good News of Jesus. So in 2003, after completing his studies at Oak Hill Theological College, Jon began working as the young peoples’ worker at Woodford Evangelical Church. In 2013 Jon became the church’s new Pastor.

Gareth Edwards

Gareth came to know Christ at a school CU camp and this together with time spent as a teacher fuelled his desire to get involved in youth ministry. He increasingly came to see that youth ministry needed to dovetail with work amongst parents. He was appointed as Youth and Families Pastor in 2009 at Chessington Evangelical Church, Gareth, together with his wife Joanna, experience the daily challenge and blessing of pastoring their own flock of four at home.

Ian Fry

Ian Fry is currently Pastor of Christ Church, Fetcham. His home church for many years was Chessington Evangelical Church where he served as an Elder. He taught in state secondary schools before working as a Schools Worker in Kingston upon Thames where he worked on behalf of 13 churches. He then became the first Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry Training at Oak Hill Theological College. With his wife Nina, he serves on Contagious as the TaskForce leader.

Nick Jackman

Nick is married to Tracey and is delighted to be involved with Contagious because he loves to see young people grow in their relationship with Jesus. He lives in Nottingham with Tracey and their three children. Nick has been involved in full-time youth and children’s ministry since 1997, working in churches in Chessington, Danbury and Beeston, Nottingham. He trained at Oak Hill Theological College and has been attending Contagious since its beginning in 2000.

Dudley Peacham

Dudley is married to Katrina and lives in Dunstable with their two children, both are Contagious regulars and look forward to returning each year! Dudley has worked in the financial world for 19 years, most recently as a commercial manager with a well known high street bank before ill health forced him to stop working. He is pleased to be able to volunteer to help with the financial and administrative planning for Contagious as well as serving on the Core Team.

Trevor Pearce

Trevor grew up in Chessington and became a Christian at the age of 12 while on a youth camp. He left school at the age of 15 and worked in the construction industry before spending five years working in a school with children who had severe learning difficulties. Since then Trevor has spent eighteen years as a full-time youth worker in a number of cities and currently works at All Souls Church in London. Trevor is married to Eva and they have three beautiful daughters. He supports West Ham United. Trevor heads-up the teaching at Contagious Nano.

Tamar Pollard

Cricket fanatic, chocoholic, travel mad, a fan of Scandinavian crime thrillers, passionate about Jesus are all phrases that could be used to describe Tamar. Originally a primary school teacher hailing from West Yorkshire, Tamar has spent many years serving as a Children’s Worker and been on the staff team at Christ Church Fulwood since August 2012. She helps lead on Nano East and West.

Jon Shulver

Jon is originally from Essex (and is very proud of it!). He trained at Oak Hill Theological College and then worked as Associate Minister at Farnham Baptist Church. In 2012 he became Contagious’ first full-time Development Director and then in 2015, with his wife Jo and their two children, joined Christchurch Southampton with a view to planting a new church in Portsmouth in 2016.

Jen Stewart

Jen grew up in Paddington as part of a Jamaican Family and is a youth worker at West Kilburn Baptist Church – the church she has attended since the age of three. Jen studied the Bible at Cornhill and Oak Hill Theological College in order to be better equipped to teach the Bible within a multi-cultural environment. Currently, her main responsibilities are the running of the weekly clubs. Jen has also served at Contagious in various capacities since 2000 and currently helps to lead the 14-15 age stream at Contagious East.

Jon Ward

Jon and his wife Katharine first served on Contagious in 2003. The influence of the teaching and fellow leaders at Contagious was instrumental in Jon going into full-time ministry at Christ Church Dunstable in 2006, first as a Trainee Minister and then as an Assistant Minister. Jon currently attends Flitwick Baptist Church and has served Contagious in various ways and currently leads the 16 to 17 age stream at Contagious East.

Pete Woodcock

Pete is the Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Kingston, London. He has travelled extensively around the UK and preached in many countries. Pete was influential in student ministry in Hobart, London in the 1990s, a ministry which saw a large number of people converted. Over the years, Pete has been instrumental in starting up a number of ministries, including Good News Bus Ministries and the Big Issue (Youth leaders training days). More recently, Pete has produced an evangelistic DVD course ‘Jesus and You’.