Meet the Team

Canon Rachel Howie

Director of Education and CEO of DGAT

More information about Canon Rachel Howie to follow

Debbie Helme

Principal Advisor for Religious Education & School Christian Character

and Jumping Fish Writer

Coming from a secondary school RE teaching background, Debbie worked in research and writing for the Association of Christian Teachers. When marrying a clergymen resulted in having to change location, Debbie retrained as a primary school teacher and continued to write and research freelance. Following time teaching in local Church of England schools, Debbie began working for the Diocese of Gloucester in 2014 where she discovered the joy of being able to combine all her interests in supporting schools with RE and Christian Character and continuing to write for Jumping Fish.  

The Revd Joanne Wetherall

Growing Faith & Spirituality Officer

Before ordination and spending six years as a Parish Priest, Jo was a volunteer Sunday and Youth Group leader.With a background as an Early Years Practitioner across a variety of settings her current role of Growing Faith and Spirituality Officer brings all her knowledge and experience together, she has a passion for enabling adults to understand Children’s innate Spirituality and how it can be fostered to develop a relationship with God in Christ. It is a real joy for Jo to work creatively with the team Jumping Fish to provide creative resources which enable; connections between schools churches and households, provide meaningful spiritual experiences and imaginative ways for all ages to think about and connect with God.

Sarah Major

Jumping Fish Administrator

Sarah graduated from University of Chichester in 2009 with BA Hons Music and has since gone on to study awards in Autism and Asperger Syndrome at Postgraduate level. Sarah has worked within the Education sector for all of her working career and joined the Jumping Fish Team at Diocese of Gloucester in 2019. Since starting her role, she has achieved qualifications in Marketing and Public Relations and Editing. She is responsible for these areas within the team and for all other administration tasks.