Who we are...
National Parenting Initiative Co-ordinator
Jane Auld is married to Charles and they have 2 adult sons and 5 grandsons and a granddaughter.
Jane worked as a barrister for 25 years, from 1969, before leaving the Bar to look after her then primary aged sons. While still living in London she co-led a Prison Christian Fellowship prayer group for Wandsworth Prison.
After moving to Bristol in 1984 she was involved with the setting up of a playschool, now pre-school, in her church in Bristol, which opened in September 1989 and is still going strong.
After moving to Bath in 1993 she and Charles became Alpha Advisers for Bath and North-East Somerset in the late ‘90s and in 2006 she became South West Alpha Adviser before becoming Co-ordinator of the NPI in October 2012.
Administration, Engagement and Communication
Kayte Potter joined the team at the NPI in December 2018. She oversees the website, assists in the planning and running of events, writes newsletters and blog posts and has responsibility for all things admin at the NPI.
Board of Trustees:
Rev James Stevenson is a Vicar at B&A Church on the Gloucester Road in Bristol and has been the Chair of Trustees at the NPI since it became a charity in 2016.
Carol de-Beger is Family Pioneer and a Core Leader at Gordano Valley Church. She has previously worked as pre-school Manager and midweek outreach co-ordinator in a local church and has many years’ experience of supporting families. Carol is also a Trustee of The Girls’ Brigade England and Wales. Carol has Trustee responsibility for our Cornwall Regional Team.
Sharon Blair is Associate Minister (Pastoral and Families) and part of the Senior Leadership team of Holy Trinity Combe Down in Bath. Sharon, who taught for many years, regularly runs parenting courses and oversees the Families Support Scheme which helps families in her community. Sharon has Trustee responsibility for the NPI Bristol-Bath Regional Team.
Paula Clarke has been employed as a children and family worker for Grosvenor Church in Barnstaple since 2010 and was a volunteer part of the team for 15 years prior to that. She has a huge amount of experience in running children’s work at church alongside Who Let the Dads Out? groups, overseeing numerous toddler groups and connecting with kids and family workers across North Devon.
Council of Reference: