Anneliese du Bouchet
Previously studying Applied Theology, specialising in Cross Cultural studies, Anneliese had the joy of being involved with various local and global mission projects. Following her studies, Anneliese worked for the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship and during her time there joined a mission team visiting the LCF’s CLEAR partnerships and their access to justice projects in Uganda and Kenya. Anneliese is married to Aymeric and in their spare time they enjoy being part of a musical theatre company.
Hayley is a specialist occupational therapist in the field of hand therapy currently working for the NHS. Two years ago she completed a YWAM discipleship course which involved mission to Cape town and Mozambique. Having a heart for compassion and mercy missions is part of her DNA and will always be a core vision whether at home or abroad.
Marcia joined St Mark's in 2009. She quickly became involved in the CAP ministry and trained as a CAP Money Coach. Previously, Marcia had worked as a Wandsworth youth worker for eight years and still has a huge passion in supporting young people in various ways. One of them is supporting a Compassion child in Uganda, whom she hasn’t met, but she travelled to Kenya to visit a Compassion project in 2017. She is deeply concerned about the persecuted church and therefore prays for them regularly.
Naomi is a camera operator working in the film industry. She has a passion for the persecuted church, particularly in North Korea. She attended an international youth conference on evangelism South Korea and also visited South Africa with Soul Action, serving churches in the slums in Durban. When she is not filming she is watching films.
Pete Harris, Finance & Operations Director, St Mark’s
Pete joined the staff team in January 2102, having previously performed a similar role at Ascension, Balham Hill. He has recently been ordained and is the minister of a small church in Ealing, which keeps him occupied in the evenings and at weekends. Pete supports the local football team, plays golf and has an interest in music (voice and trumpet).
Caroline joined St Mark's in 2008 after returning from northern Thailand where she had been working with a number of OMF church plants. Her passion for mission extends to projects both at home and abroad, and she now works as a secondary school music teacher – a career choice partly motivated by an addiction to holidays.
Jo Mead, Finance Assistant, St Mark’s
Jo left New Zealand in 1989 and spent 3 ½ years working with Mercy Ships, the maritime arm of Youth With a Mission, on board the mercy relief ship, M/V Anastasis. While working as Assistant Purser, she once cleared Customs & Immigration for the Anastasis, in Estonia - with the KGB! Jo has a heart for those in need and, alongside St Marks, helps those parenting alone.
Paul studied at the London School of Theology (LST) before commencing a legal career from which he retired at the end of 2016. Whilst at LST he took part in a wide variety of church and student-based mission work in the U.K. He and his wife Marina are respite foster carers for children with complex needs. Paul is actively involved with a number of Christian and non-Christian charities focused on providing care/promoting justice. He is also a keen fly fisherman and Chelsea supporter.
Paul Perkin, Vicar, St Mark’s & Chairman of the Mission Committee
Paul is married to Christine, the father of three children in their twenties, and guardian of a Yamaha motor-bike. Previously a physicist and teacher, since ordination in the Church of England he served in a dockyard parish, and then at Holy Trinity Brompton, where he was also hospital chaplain of the Brompton Hospital. Since 1987, Paul both led the church plant at St Mark’s Battersea Rise, and sent plants to regenerate two other churches at the Ascension, Balham Hill and St.Peter’s Battersea. Together he and Christine lead the church, and have published the ‘Parenting Teenagers’ course with New Wine.
Voratida is a barrister specialising in criminal and immigration law. Prior to this, Voratida spent 2 years working as a Legal Fellow with International Justice Mission in South Asia and Cambodia.
Jolita Vadopalaite – Mission Partnerships Co-ordinator, St Mark’s
Through her time in the arts world where she spent 8 years working in the UK and internationally, Jolita developed a particular interest in the Middle East and opera. She currently serves as an Operations Director of a Christian charity working in the Middle East and still goes to see the odd opera. Jolita has been on two mission trips to Africa and has a heart for prison ministry; thus, she volunteered as a prison chaplain for 8 years.