The Operations Team are responsible for managing everything to do with accommodation, communications, 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.
Nick’s working days are Monday – Friday.
Marie Betts – Operations Manager
Marie is married to Darryl and has 2 little ones, who keep her busy crafting, playing and baking. She is a member of Lansdowne church Bournemouth, where she loves being a part of the church family and singing kids songs! Having grown up attending Christian summer camps, she joined Contagious West in 2010 as CREW and then on TEAM. Now, Marie enjoys inventing new silly games, leading bible studies and loud camp chants. Marie has worked in a variety of settings, from Opticians, Boots Marketing, Church administration and now Contagious! Marie’s role combines her joy of organisation, caring for the team and bringing in new management strategies.
Marie’s working days are Tuesday – Thursday.
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 helping to coordinate Contagious and is involved in some of the design work.
Lisa’s working days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.
CARRIE TRAINER – OPERATIONS COORDINATER
Carrie grew up in Warwickshire and the Wirral. After studying Mathematics at the University of Exeter, Carrie has worked in a bookshop, then as a Maths teacher before joining the Contagious team. Carrie grew up attending Contagious since the first West Conference in 2010 and has loved attending Contagious as a young person, CREW and TEAM. Carrie works on the booking system, dealing with enquiries, safe recruitment, forms, the bursary and the website. Carrie loves seeing young people rooted in the Bible and growing together with their wider church family at Contagious. In her spare time Carrie will most often be found watching films or talking about them.
Carrie’s working days are Monday – Thursday.
Dudley Peacham – Finance Manager
Dudley is married to Katrina and they have two grown up children and two furry four-legged ones. Dudley has lived in Dunstable all his life and has been a member of Christ Church Dunstable for 30 years. He has a work history in Banking and Finance, spending several years in banking management. He loves most sports, particularly football, cricket, and baseball. He enjoys swimming and is planning to swim to the Isle of Wight in the Summer of 2024.
Dudley’s working day is Thursday.
SALLY JACKMAN – Administration 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 now works for Contagious two days a week, 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.
Sally’s working days are Mondays and Thursdays.