Staff and Leadership

Please find below an introduction to our church leaders and staff members.
Dover Team Rector
  Revd Melissa Carter
Team Vicar
We are currently in vacancy following the departure of our Team Rector. Details of this will be posted as the recruitment process proceeds.   Melissa felt called to be a priest in her late teens but before training was encouraged to get some life experience. After working as a legal secretary Melissa was ordained in 2016 and joined the Dover Town Team in September 2019. Melissa is married to Antony and accompanied most places by her guide dog Zoe. In their spare time they enjoy walking and exploring the countryside.
Melissa has particular pastoral responsibility for St Martins Dover and will be working across the team to offer support and encouragement in developing a prayerful life within the community and spiritual growth within families.   
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Revd Josias de Souza
Mission Priest
  Revd Angie Stupple
Assistant Curate

Josias joined the Dover Town Team from the Diocese of Recife in Brazil.  Ordained in 2004, he served as minister in charge of children’s and youth ministry in a large city church in which he saw a group of 10 teenagers grow to some 300 every Sunday evening.  He then served on the staff of Recife Cathedral implementing strategy and developing new mission projects.
He is accompanied by his wife Danielle and their children Daniel  and Leticia.

Josias oversees mission and evangelism throughout the Dover Town Team of Churches but also has particular pastoral responsibility for a new afternoon congregation.

  Angie was born and grew up in Co. Kildare in Southern Ireland, where her family still live and to where she loves to return as often as possible. She moved to Dover after she finished her education and this is where she met and married Gerry. They have four children and six grandchildren.

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