Who’s Who

Susan Rivers

Diocesan President

It is with great joy that I have been elected as Diocesan President for the second triennium. I have been a member of Mothers’ Union for 40 years and during that time have held different responsibilities such as branch treasurer, deanery treasurer, elected trustee and Marketing Unit Coordinator. This gives me a good understanding of the demands of Mothers’ Union from branch to Trustee level. I was also elected as the Welsh representative to the MU Worldwide Council. We have much to do as we recover from the COVID19 pandemic as well as undertaking as much action and outreach work to support marriage and Christian family life in the coming triennium. Faith and worship is central to all we do in the name of Mothers’ Union and we will continue our worship events in and around the Diocese. I look forward to serving as President for the coming triennium and ask for your prayers in supporting me in this role.

Lyn Evans

Diocesan Secretary

I have been a member of Mothers’ Union for thirty eight years and been involved at Branch, Deanery and Diocesan level, having been a Branch Leader, Deanery Leader and an Elected Trustee. I am at present the Diocesan Secretary and thoroughly enjoy being a part of a very inspiring team.

Sheila Jones

Diocesan Treasurer

Have been a member for fifteen years. During that time, I have been Branch and Deanery treasurer. I have also been Social Policy Contact and was involved in the launch of the postcard. I am currently Diocesan Treasurer and a member of Faith and Policy committee at Mary Sumner House.

Margaret Jones

Faith Development Unit Coordinator

Having been a member for many years, I have actively served MU in many different capacities in the diocese, the province and as a member of the Worldwide Trustee Board. I’ve been encouraged and supported throughout by my family, friends and fellow members. At present, I am the Faith Development Co-ordinator and also branch leader. Both my husband and I are faithful members of St. Mary’s, St. Fagans and do all we can to support the life and ministry of the church in our community.”

Lowrie Washington Jones

Action and Outreach Unit Coordinator

Mothers’ Union has always played an important part in my life. My mother was an enrolling member and I have been Branch Leader of Eglwysilan MU for many years. From 2009 – 2015 I was Deanery Leader of Caerphilly and then Merthyr with Caerphilly Deanery. I was privileged to be elected the Welsh Representative on the Worldwide Council between 2012 & 2015 and this year I am Action and Outreach Coordinator.

Jean Starr

Finance and Administration Coordinator

I have been a member of Mothers’ Union for six years and branch secretary at Caerphilly for four years. This is my second term as a Trustee, and I am currently the Finance and Admin Co-ordinator, Margam Archdeaconry Membership Secretary, and Diocesan Safeguarding contact. I am grateful to be able to make my small contribution to this wonderful organisation.

Raye Saunders

Marketing Unit Coordinator

I have been a Mothers’ Union member since May 1975 and MU has been a very large part of our family life since then. I was Branch Leader and am now Deanery Leader.

I joined the Young Wives group and Young Families, a few years later becoming the Diocesan Young Families Chairman, which involved meetings at Mary Sumner House and Residential Conferences. I was a member of Central Council.

In the diocese, I have been Unit Coordinator for Marketing and Action & Outreach, and then was elected Diocesan President and served 6 years, enjoying every moment and meeting Diocesan Presidents from our then linked dioceses. Roy and I were pleased to welcome to our home Beatrice Onyango from Katakwa Diocese in Kenya and Juliana Okine from Koforidua a diocese in Ghana.

Roy, who has been a member for many years, is a Diocesan Speaker. We have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Kate, our daughter, who lives in the West Midlands, is a Central MU member.

Nicky Webber

Vice President (Llandaff Archdeaconry)

I grew up in a home where my mother was very much involved with Mothers’ Union holding several roles in leadership, so I suppose my interest came from there. I have been a Branch Leader and currently am the Leader of Llandaff Deanery, besides serving as a Trustee. I also look after the administration for Diocesan members. Whilst we are all volunteers, I give as much time as I can to support the wonderful work of this organisation.

Jackie Bateman

Vice President (Margam Archdeaconry)

I have been a Mother’s Union member since 1987. I am branch leader at St Theodores Port Talbot , Margam Deanery leader and Margam Archdeaconry Vice President. All roles are very fulfilling and I enjoy everything I do, most of all , talking to people.

Julie Davies

Elected Trustee Llandaff

I have been a member in Radyr for 30 years, in which time I’ve been Branch Leader & Secretary and am currently Treasurer & Deanery Secretary.  I’m in my second term as Elected Trustee for Llandaff Archdeaconry, Membership Secretary for the Archdeaconry and Diocesan Gift Aid Secretary.

Liz Jones

Elected Trustee Llandaff

I have been a Mothers’ Union member since 1985 and actively involved with MU in the dioceses of Oxford, Down & Dromore (NI), Chichester and now Llandaff.

I am Branch Leader of Llantwit Fardre MU, into my third triennium as Diocesan AFIA Rep, and was Deanery Leader for the Pontypridd Deanery from 2012-2018.

I was previously the Trustee for the Morgannwg Archdeaconry, and now am elected trustee for Llandaff Archdeaconry.

I serve in the sanctuary, administer the chalice, and prepare intercessions at St Illtud’s Llantwit Fardre.

My husband, Gareth, is Llantrisant Ministry Area Lay Chair and Church Warden. We have a son Owen, who lives in Perth, Australia, and a daughter Carys, nearby in Rhydyfelin.

Marian Godsall

Elected Trustee Margam

I have been a Mothers’ Union member for over 40 years and before that a Young Families member.  I am a retired Nursing Sister and married to a Cleric. I lead an active church life and I am the people’s ministry area Churchwarden in Cynon Uchaf. I am at present an elected trustee for Margam Archdeaconry but have previously served as a trustee for the Morgannwg Archdeaconry. I also serve on the Faith and Development Committee. At branch level I have held the positions of secretary, treasurer and for many years group leader. Mothers ‘s Union plays an important part of my life.

Christine Gow

Elected Trustee Margam

I have been a member of Mothers’ Union for 12 years and Leader of Baglan Branch for five years, since January 2017. As secretary of Margam Deanery, I am keen to support our local MU branches in any way to ensure they are able to share in Deanery and Diocesan events.

I am in my second year as a trustee and I am a member of the Marketing Unit. I have just taken on the role of In Touch Magazine Co-ordinator which is an exciting new challenge and I look forward to being able to contribute to this wonderful organisation.