Operations Team

Operations Team

The Operations Team are responsible for managing everything to do with accommodation, bookings and payments, references, safeguarding checks, health and safety and such like to ensure each event runs as smoothly as possible to let the Teaching Leaders and SUS Leaders focus on the teaching and coming alongside the young people.

Nick Jackman – Director of Contagious

Nick 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 his wife Tracey and their youngest of three children. All the family have loved coming to Contagious for many years! Nick became the full-time Contagious Director in 2016 and has been involved in full-time youth and children’s ministry since 1997, working in churches in Chessington, Danbury and Beeston. He trained at Oak Hill Theological College and has been attending Contagious since its beginning in 2000. Nick oversees all things Contagious and aims to help Contagious continue to grow on a sound biblical foundation so that many more young people and leaders are prepared to live for Jesus.  If you would like Nick to visit your church to inform you about the summer events of Contagious, then please let us know.

Contact: Nick Jackman, Director of Contagious

Dudley Peacham – Operations director

Dudley is married to Katrina and lives in Dunstable. They have a daughter who works as a radiography nurse in Cardiff and a son who is studying for a Masters in theoretical Physics in York. Their other child, a Cocker Spaniel called Tuppence, is not leaving home any time soon. Dudley worked in the financial world for 19 years before volunteering to help with the financial administration of Contagious, this has since evolved into a part-time role overseeing and managing the Contagious Operations Team. Outside of work, he enjoys watching sport, mostly football, cricket and baseball as well as making things in his workshop.

Contact: Dudley Peacham, Operations Director

Michael Tinker – Children’s ministry director

Michael is a musician and actor producing Christian music for children through albums, shows and videos. As well as touring and heading up the new Contagious Adventure, Michael goes into over 40 schools teaching children about Jesus. He is married to Jo and lives in the Peak District with their 3 children. Michael joined the team in 2019.

Sally Jackman – communications and marketing assistant

Sally grew up in London, Essex and Nottingham. Having studied music and theology at university, she came back to Nottingham and worked in a solicitor’s firm for a year and then joined the Cornerstone Church Nottingham staff team in 2019 as the youth and music Intern. She grew up going to Contagious as an attendee and then loved it so much, she joined the TEAM and is now an employee, which means she has enjoyed Contagious from every angle. She is excited to see Contagious grow more and more every year. In her spare time, Sally will be relaxing with friends, playing music or games and almost always laughing loudly. If you would like Sally to visit your church to inform you about the summer events of Contagious, then please let us know.

Lisa Wheatley – Assistant to Director

Lisa is married to Mark and has 3 children and 2 step-children. She and Mark are members of Christ Church Dunstable, where they help lead a Home Group and where Lisa is involved in leading Bible studies at Women@ChristChurch. Lisa trained and worked as a primary school teacher but the older she gets the more she prefers to work in admin with a computer!! She works part-time in the Christ Church Dunstable office helping to coordinate Contagious and is involved in some of the design work.


Jo has a degree in English Literature and has worked in a variety of admin and finance jobs, mostly in the NHS, in between having and raising 3 children. She is married to Michael and lives in the Peak District. In her spare time she loves walks in the countryside, sitting by a log fire with a good book and playing or listening to music. She is very excited to be working for Contagious and helping facilitate children and young people learning to love Jesus through His Word. She manages financial matters for the charity as a whole and also administrates the new Adventure West camp.

Laura Porteous – Scotland/North Conferences Administrator

Laura is the pastoral assistant of Greenview Church, Glasgow with specific responsibility for children and youth work. She’s passionate about bringing up the next generation to know and love the Lord for eternity.  Laura’s a Glasgow girl through and through, there is always enough time for a mug of tea, laughter and a good natter!


Tara volunteers for Contagious and looks after the administration responsibilities for running Contagious Max Central and Contagious Go Central.