Our Team

Matt Jeziorski (Project Manager)
Matt joined the team in January 2021 as Project Manager and his role is to oversee the running and development of the charity and all of its projects. He joins The Orrell Trust from the Archdiocese of Liverpool where he worked as Synod Coordinator. Before that Matt spent many years as a youth worker.

Matt is a fan of trains, real ale, and seaside piers. He enjoys football and has recently completed his challenge to visit all 92 football league grounds. He supports Port Vale FC and is a season ticket holder at his hometown Rugby League club, the Warrington Wolves.

Mary Carr (Older Persons Development Officer) 
Mary joined the trust in April 2016 with a remit of developing activities and initiatives for our local older community. Mary has a background of working in the voluntary sector since 2005 working with young people, adults with additional support needs and older adults.

When not in work she enjoys walking her dog, baking, sewing, ceramics, and painting. Mary qualified as an Art Psychotherapist in 2021 and is excited to bring these professional skills to her work with The Orrell Trust.

Veronica Kelly (Sessional Support Worker)
Veronica runs our young adults group The Jolly Soap Opera Mob alongside Sue Mckevitt and Sarah Eddy. Veronica also freelances for other companies working both with children who have addition needs and also in community and main stream theatre as her background is in the creative arts. She has a degree in drama and Loves to work with our young adults on both performance and art projects encouraging them to find their own creativity.

Susan McKevitt (Sessional Support Worker)
Sue has worked for The Orrell Trust since 2016. In her role as sessional support worker she develops and delivers projects or our Jolly Soap Opera Mob Group along with Ronnie. Sue supports budding chefs in the kitchen from our Jolly group, teaching them new skills, introducing them to new menus and foods and assisting them to create the weekly snack for the group. Sue loves to sing and was the supporting role as Dorothy in the production of The Wizard of Oz in 2018.

Sarah Eddy (Sessional Support Worker)
Sarah join The Orrell Trust in September 2018, she has experience supporting people, when supporting the Jolly Soap group she delivers mini sports sessions such as boxing and keep fit and can always be found in the kitchen supporting members to create nutritious snacks for the group to enjoy.

Volunteers
Alongside our paid staff we have a team of dedicated volunteers who generously give their time and energy to support our activities and projects. The commitment of our volunteers is crucial in making our work possible.

Trustees

The Orrell Trust is currently managed by a team of 8 Trustees who volunteer their time, skills and knowledge to support the charity. Our current trustees are:

John Forrest (Chair of Trustees)
John works as a HR business partner for the Home Office and brings his knowledge of human resources to support the trust. John lives in the local community an regularly attends St John & St James Church and Community Centre.

Rev Andrew Stott
Andrew is Rector of the Litherland and Orrell Hey team which includes St John & St James, St Philips and St Paul's Church. Andrew joined the charity in July 2018 and he provides a vital link between the charity, church and wider community.

Paulette Sheridan
Paulette joined The Orrell Trust in  2014. Paulette is a Teaching Assistant at Springwell Park Primary School and also a representative on the schools PTA. Paulette involves herself in a lot of the charities and churches work by helping out at family events and the Annual summer and Christmas fairs.

Linda Heaton
Linda has been a trustee since 2007, seeing many changes over the years from being a joint venture between Northfield Church and St John & St James through to the opening of the new St John & St James Church and Community Centre in 2015.  Her background is in public health, but she is also active in her local church and food-bank.

Linda is passionate about community engagement, justice and equity, particularly for the most vulnerable.

Dennis Tyrrell
Dennis is an active member of St John & St James Church and a participant at The Wednesday club, a weekly social group for over 55's.

Susan Green
Sue was one of the original Trustees but after leaving in 2005 she returned in 2014.  Her role as a Church Leader at St John & St James enables her to identify new initiatives, that the Church and Trust can work on together, that will support the local community.

Lorraine Webb
Lorraine works as the Chief Executive Officer of The Venus Centre a charity in Bootle delivering projects that support women, children and families. Lorraine joined The Orrell Trust in 2014 and is the safeguarding lead for the organisation.

Rev Alan Finch
Alan is a team vicar on the Litherland and Orrell Hey team. He works as an accountant for the RSPCA and offers valuable support for The Orrell Trust in ensuring the efficiency and security of our financial processes.