Staff & Leaders

St Columba's Church Warren Huffa

Parish Priest –  Revd Dr Warren Huffa

Warren comes to St Columba’s with a desire to continue to integrate deeper spiritual wisdom into his life. He has a passion for theology and understanding the Bible, and making space for others to learn and minister.

Read his reflections here.

Julie Ascher-Ellis

Family and Children’s Worker –  Julie Ascher-Ellis

Julie enjoys working with families and young people of all ages and comes to us with vast experience both in the church setting and currently through her work in local schools as a pastoral support worker. And before turning her skills to this ministry Julie completed a PhD in Agricultural Science.

Julie Ascher-Ellis

Pastoral Ministry Worker and Priest’s Warden- Ann Nadge

Ann has worked in a variety of pastoral, educational and leadership roles. She seeks to engage creatively with others to explore the richness and mysteries of faith. Ann is a published poet.

Mark Engelhardt – People’s Warden

Mark is a trusted member of the St Columba’s community and now adds being Warden to his many activities in supporting St Columba’s. His working life in the building industry brings experience and knowledge to the continuing task of preserving the beauty of the St Columba’s buildings, especially the church.  

Parish Council

Wendy Thomas, Elizabeth Bleby, Julie Ascher-Ellis, Stroma Hagger, and Wendy Jeffrey are our current Parish Councillors, and together with the Parish Priest and Wardens, Ann Nadge and Mark Engelhardt, comprise the Parish Council. Wendy Thomas is also our Treasurer.