We’re led by a Core Team made up of the following people:


  Ness Wilson              Richard Anniss           Billy Kennedy                Linda Ward                  Judith Anniss                  Paul Weston

 has been leading Pioneer since 2009. In September 2019 Billy took on the role of International Leader to develop the emerging Pioneer networks across the globe. He is also the Senior Leader of New Community Church in Southampton with his wife, Caroline.

Richard leads King’s Church in Greater Manchester and the Pioneer North region with her wife, Judith. Richard also oversees Pioneer’s training and theological development.

Ness leads the Pioneer UK Core Team. She is the team leader of the Open Heaven Leadership Team, as well as the chair of Loughborough Churches Partnership, and is a real catalyst for unity in her city. Ness leads the Pioneer Midlands region and is our ‘champion’ for women in leadership across the network.

Linda is Pioneer’s national ecumenical lead, representing Pioneer in a wide range of forums. Linda also leads the Pioneer London region, as well as Bless Community Church in West London.

Judith leads King’s Church in Greater Manchester and the Pioneer North region with her husband, Richard. Judith also serves as our Champion for Evangelism and Community Engagement.

Paul is our ‘captain of adventure’, helping us as a network innovate and explore new opportunities. Currently, Paul chairs the trust developing the Hope Community School network, and serves on the leadership team for Spring Harvest and the new Wildfires Festival.

Our Core Team is served by a wider Advisory Team, made up of the following people:

Julian Richards
Julian is the leader of New Wine Cymru and leads Cornerstone Church, Swansea, with his wife, Sarah. He is Vice Chair of the Evangelical Alliance UK Council and represents EAUK on the European Evangelical Alliance board.

Sarah Richards
Sarah is a senior leader of Cornerstone Church, Swansea, is a part of the New Wine Cymru leadership team, and is a board member of Willow Creek UK & Ireland.

Philip Emerson
Phil is the pastor and founder of Emmanuel Church in Lurgan, and part of the Tobar Leadership Team.

Roger Ellis
Roger is on the Oversight Team for 24-7 Prayer, serving as their Director of Training. Roger serves on the leadership of Revelation Family Church, Chichester, which he helped to start and build, along with the student ministry ‘Fusion’.

We have a Board of Trustees, made up of the following people:

     Dave Barclay                               Nick Davies                               Billy Kennedy                       Jo Musgrove
   Chair of Trustees


We also have a Staff Team, consisting of:

             RYAN GALPIN                                      ALEX CAMPBELL                                    NIGEL BAILEY                                     ALLAN COX
 National Administrator            Operations Manager                 Pioneer Connexion                   Pioneer Pathway