Meet the team

Revd Mark Fraser

Mark and his family have been part of St Luke’s since September 2008.  His teaching is grounded in the Bible, accessible to people at all stages of faith and centres on how we live out the teachings of Jesus in our day-to-day lives.

Mark has a heart for growing St Luke’s through friendship, discipleship and demonstrating the love of Jesus to others, outside the four walls of our church, in the communities where we live and work.


On his day off Mark might be found out walking in the country, catching a film, cooking for friends or playing croquet.

M: 07394 929737


Revd Jonathan Mole

Jonathan is married to Kristine (also part of St Luke's staff team) and they have four teenage daughters who keep them on their toes and bring them much joy.

Together, Jonathan & Kristine have lived in a number of different places and countries before moving to Nottingham in 2005, when Jonathan took up a consultant Anaesthetist post in the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.

Jonathan was ordained in 2019.  He loves current affairs, sports, reading and people, and is refreshed by spending time in the mountains or by the sea.

M: 07394 929627


Revd Emily Charkham

Emily has lived and worked in several UK cities including Cambridge, London, Exeter and Edinburgh and is now enjoying exploring  Nottingham.

She previously worked as an accountant in the not-for-profit sector in London, before doing her ordination training at Trinity College in Bristol.

Emily was ordained and joined St Luke’s in 2020.  She loves discovering new coffee shops with friends, watching cricket and travelling.

M: 07716 757437


Claire Meese
Operations Manager

Claire has been Operations Manager since 2019.  Before taking on this role she had a background working in education and various kinds of Christian ministry in different parts of the country.

A great day off for Claire involves a good spa day, walking in the countryside or doing some gardening followed by a glass of wine.  She also enjoys working with children and young people and is passionate about improving children’s life chances.

T: 0115 974 5024

M: 07394 929736


T: @meese_claire

Sarah Sharpe
Families Minister & Lead At Connect Gamston

Sarah grew up just two minutes from our church and has been back with us on the staff team since 2017.

Sarah leads the team that have established our Connect Gamston congregation at Pierrepont Gamston Primary School.  She also oversees our activity programme for children and families at St Luke’s (including weekly groups, Holiday Clubs, Family Fun Days and other events) and Oasis (a Bible study for Mums).

On her day off, Sarah loves family time with husband John and their two children.  They can often be found exploring the fields and footpaths around their home in Keyworth.

M: 07394 929738


Kristine Mole

Kristine is married to Jonathan who is Curate at St Luke’s and is now training for church leadership herself.  She and her four teenage daughters have been blessing St Luke’s through their musical talents – leading worship during services and for times of quiet reflection.

Kristine has travelled all over the world as part of her previous work and studies - she and Jonathan moved to Nottingham in 2005 and live in West Bridgford.

M: 07960 055315


Ade Perham

Ade and his family have been part of the St Luke’s family since September 2018.  He is married to teacher and outdoor adventurer Jen, and they have two young kids.

Ade is currently training as an Ordinand at St Mellitus College - his placement at St Luke's means he combines his studying for church leadership with practical ‘on the job’ experience.

In his spare time, among other things Ade loves running, walks in the countryside and a tasty ale or whiskey, although not all at the same time!

M: 07825 092598


Joanne Pilkington

Joanne and her family have been coming to St Luke’s for many years and she has worked in the Church Office since 2013.  She enjoys welcoming people into our church building and getting to know our regular visitors.

On her days off Joanne enjoys, running, baking, reading and walking with her dog.  Originally from the North East, Joanne lives a short walk from St Luke's with her husband Nick and three children.

T: 0115 974 5024


Paul Taylor
Caretaker & Cleaner

Paul works at both St Luke's and Holy Rood.  He looks after the inside and outside of our buildings.  He joined us in 2020, bringing experience from lots of different settings across Nottingham.


On his days off, Paul loves spending time with his grandchildren.

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Church Wardens & Pcc

The Churchwardens and Parochial Church Council (PCC) are elected members of St Luke’s who support the church leadership team in their decision-making and the financial management of the church.  St Luke's is a registered charity.

Our two Church Wardens - Julie Challinger and David Cole (pictured) - oversee the ministry and mission of the church with Mark Fraser who as Vicar is Chair of the PCC.