Registered Charity No. 205220

The Senior Staff of the College

The Chaplain, Revd Derek Chandler

Revd Derek Chandler, Chaplain

Revd Derek Chandler is the first chaplain to be appointed to the College of St Barnabas. Derek was formerly a parish priest for 28 years in Southampton and Reading, respectively. Derek is married to Hayley, and has three grown up children and a grandson. Derek and Hayley enjoy watching classic films, attending musicals and concerts, and walking in wild places together. They are both science fiction enthusiasts and believe in showing God’s love through random acts of kindness. Derek’s influences and passion for Christian community stems from his personal experiences of Iona, Othona, Sheldon, and Taizé.  You can email the Chaplain.


The Chief Executive Officer, Monty Erskine

Monty Erskine, Chief Executive OfficerMonty joined the College of St Barnabas in 2021 after 17 years working in churches in Bath and London, most recently All Souls, Langham Place.  You can email the CEO.

The Registered Manager, Suzan Jack

Suzan Jack, Registered ManagerSuzan started work at the College in 2000 as an agency cover Carer, and was appointed to a full-time role in 2001. She has subsequently gained her NVQ3 in Care, and trained to be a counsellor. Having progressed to Team Leader she was promoted to Assistant Care Manager in December 2015, and Registered Manager in September 2016. Suzan has a keen interest in charity and voluntary work and says “the College encapsulates my core values with prayer at its centre”. You can email the Registered Manager.

The Housekeeper, Sue Lewis

Sue Lewis, House KeeperFollowing a career in London, Sue moved to Lingfield with her family and was introduced to the College by her daughter who worked here at weekends. When she was appointed Housekeeper in 1997 Sue had no office and limited facilities. Since then her position has evolved and progressed in many ways, including a change from external to in-house catering with all the extra challenges involved. You can email the Housekeeper.

The Fundraising Manager, Michael Herbert

Mike Herbert, Fundraising ManagerAfter a management career in freight and passenger shipping operations, Mike began working in the voluntary sector in 2000, obtained his first professional fundraising qualifications in 2003, and joined the College, initially on a part-time, work-from-home basis, in 2004. In addition to his work with the College, Mike has been Head of Fundraising and UK Development for a national disability charity, Senior Partner in a fundraising consultancy and has served as Chairman of a specialist medical grant-making trust and as a trustee of a local Council for Voluntary Service. Away from work, Mike’s main interests are rugby union and hill walking. You can email the Fundraiser.