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Robert Whittet

Remembering a Valued Colleague and Friend 
When I think of Robert Whittet one word comes to mind ‘Integrity’, Robert Whittet was a man of Integrity. Robert’s connection with Stauros Foundation goes away back to 1980 the beginning of Stauros. Robert always had a heart and a commitment to the ministry of Stauros and always done his part with a willing heart, he never saw his role within Stauros as a job he seen it for what it was…. a calling from God. God had called Robert into the ministry of Stauros. Robert was also a founder member of the Board of Trustees and was always a great encouragement not only to the other trustees and board members but also to me personally, and was always at the end of the phone if I needed to call him and I did on many occasions. Robert also loved to engage with the staff and volunteers of Stauros and he always had a heart for their wellbeing. Stauros will always be indebted to Robert Whittet for his wisdom and experience in helping guide Stauros through the various changes that have taken place over the many years.

We all in the Stauros family will miss Robert and not just as a colleague, you see that was just a title, we will miss Robert more for the friend and mentor he was to us all.

Roy Brown
General Director

Rachel Todd

Rachel is married to Graham, they live in Portrush and worship and serve in Ballysally Presbyterian Church in Coleraine. Stauros has always been close to Rachels heart as it is ‘the family business’ in more ways than one. Rachel grew up knowing her Uncle Arthur’s testimony and the transformational impact it had on her dad and the next generations of the Williams family of which she is proud to be one! Ten years ago, Rachel started a journey to become a qualified counsellor (which she achieved in June 2015). and throughout that journey, she had support from Janet McCullough and Pamela Brown, who helped navigate her own insecurities and struggles as well as encourage her to see the purpose that the Lord had for her in this area. In addition, in Rachel’s current role in work as an HR Manager, her passion has always been for people and how to love and be compassionate to all in society, regardless of the home they are brought up in or the circumstances they find themselves in. Therefore, when asked to join the trustees in December 2019, she was delighted to be able to use her skills and heart for Stauros in a more practical way and prays that she can continue to do so for many years to come. For Rachel, the verse from Joshua 24:19 is her mission statement for this journey, ‘As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.’

Robert Ginn

Robert has been married to Linda for 35 years, they have two son’s Robert, Peter and daughter-in-law Megan. Robert was not brought up in a Christian family, but had a number of Christian friends who invited him to church. In August of 1979 Robert attended an evening service in a Gospel Hall where he heard once again that God loved him, that evening in his bedroom he repented of his sin and asked Jesus to be his Lord and Saviour.Robert trained as a nurse and has worked in various NHS Trusts. In 2010 Robert was accepted as a Minister in Training in the Elim Movement. In April 2014 he was ordained as an Elim Minister. At present Robert is the Associate Pastor at Larne Elim Church. Robert has always had a heart for people who suffer with addictions. He became involved with Stauros many years ago through his friendship with Roy and Pamela Brown. He has shared at the Stauros meetings held in Ballyards and also the Stauros groups held in people’s homes. Robert feels very privileged to serve as a trustee with the Stauros Foundation since 2019.

Roy Brown

Roy is the General Director of Stauros and he sits on the Isle of Man Board, the USA Board as well as the UK Board of Trustees. Roy was converted through the work of Stauros as a resident in Ballyards Castle. His value was soon recognized and he worked as a volunteer for some time before joining the staff team in January 2005. Roy leads the daily running of the organization and is the staff’s first port of call. Roy has been a trustee since 2014.

UK Board Members

Beth Williams

Beth is the widow of Arthur the founder of Stauros, who went to be with the Lord on Tuesday 21st May 2019. Beth continues to fulfil a vital role within the work of Stauros. Beth continues to pastorally care and minister to our staff as they are involved in the many different areas of their ministry. Prayer is an important principal of Stauros and Beth is a big part of this. Beth has been on the board since 2019.

Pamela Brown

Pamela is married to Roy and lives at Straidhavern. Pamela was converted from a background of alcohol addiction and volunteered for Stauros for some years before joining the staff team in September 1997. Pamela was the first female member of staff to be employed by Stauros. Pamela sits on both the UK board and the Isle of Man Board.

Gillian McQuillan

Gillian is originally from Scotland and volunteered with Linda McCredie in the Glasgow area in 2001. She met Tommy at a Stauros conference in Scotland in 2003 and later married in 2005. Gillian works part-time with Stauros and is involved with finance and administration. She is an asset to the team in the work she does. Gillian has been on the board since 2019.