Revd Ian Gallagher
Born 1971, ordained 2008. Grew up in semi-rural New York State. Ian’s first degrees are in music; he was a lecturer in music history at Duke University, then worked as a professional singer and stage performer in Germany and internationally. He became an Anglican, and was later a pastoral assistant, at St George’s Berlin in the Diocese in Europe. Before arriving as the eleventh vicar of St James’s in 2014, Ian ministered as interim rector in Frankfurt am Main and team curate in Liverpool. Since 2016 he also serves as an elected member to the Edmonton Area Council. Ian hails from a large family in North America, including an identical twin brother.
Revd Henderson George
Born 1944, ordained 2007. Born and raised in Trinidad to Grenadian parents, Henderson came to Britain in 1967 and served both in the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. As a schoolteacher he spent his career in East London and North London, including as a headteacher in Hackney and Bethnal Green, and lastly as Deputy Head at a primary school in Tottenham. Before coming to St James’s in 2012, was a curate in Hackney and before ordination a lay reader in Poplar. At St James’s he has a particular brief for pastoral work, and since 2016 also serves as Assistant Area Director of Ordinands. Married with two children and two grandchildren, Henderson also confesses to being a supporter of Liverpool FC.
Revd Kechi Onwuka
Born 1948, Ordained 2017. Born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Kechi came to Britain in 1967. She studied as an accountant, receiving a BA in accountancy at Middlesex University. She worked in the private sector for 20 years then work for London local authorities. Kechi served as a Pentecostal pastor from 2000, leading the Jesus Ministries congregation in North London and working with deprived communities. She has been a member of St James’s family since 2012. Kechi is married with five children and twelve grandchildren. She has a particular calling to pastoral care, and heads up the prayer ministry at St James’s. Formerly an avid tennis player, she is a supporter of Arsenal FC.