_DSC2716e_267x400Rev Helen Stokley, DipHE BD(Hons)
Chief Operating Officer
Email: h.stokley@spurgeons.ac.uk

Helen is the Chief Operating Officer, a member of the Senior Management Team, and works closely with the Principal and the Board of Governors in giving leadership and strategic development to the College.

Helen is a Baptist Minister accredited by the Baptist Union of Great Britain, trustee of the Retired Baptist Ministers Housing Organisation and co-founder and Director of Spatial Perceptions Community Benefit Society.

Helen has a first-class theology degree (Spurgeon’s College), a Diploma in Higher Education in German and History (University of Wales, Lampeter) and a Level 7 award in Leadership and Management (CMI). Helen is presently undertaking research as one of six coresearchers for the Baptist Union’s Project Violet initiative.

Previously Helen was the Finance Director of 10ofthose.com, Assistant and Interim Senior Pastor at Woodside Baptist Church, and has worked alongside a number of not for profit and charitable organisations. Helen is married to Rev Dr Martin Stokley.

Helen’s personal vision and calling is to be “in business to do ministry” as she combines being a minister with her business and finance skills. Helen regularly preaches and is passionate about making God’s word understandable for those who hear it.

Helen loves to bake and enjoys all things baking related (including eating cake). Helen and Martin, like watching films together, walking in the countryside and frequenting local tea rooms. Helen plays the piano and guitar when she has time.