Who we are


Director of Operations:

Emma Howarth has been with MitE since 2015. Her role is to support the existing MitE chaplains based across Merseyside, explore new workplace chaplaincy opportunities and encourage and establish new chaplains. Email Emma or follow her on Twitter.



Emily Hawkins has been with MitE since 2014 and looks after many of the administrative aspects of the charity. She provides logistical support to the MitE team, manages the MitE diary, oversees MitE's social media (you can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and is the first point of contact for enquiries on the phone or via the website. Email Emily.


Co-ordinating chaplain
liverpool city centre:

Claire Henderson Davis is our Coordinating Chaplain for Liverpool city centre. She also is the lead chaplain for Merseyside Police. Claire helps to recruit, train and support our volunteers as well as identifying new opportunities for chaplaincy. Email Claire.


Regional Volunteer

Anita Fath is our Regional Volunteer
Co-ordinator covering Warrington and St Helens. Anita helps to recruit, train and support our volunteers as well as identifying new opportunities for chaplaincy. Email Anita or follow her on Twitter.

Our trustees

Revd Dr Crispin Pailing


Revd Dr Crispin Pailing

Rector of Liverpool

Vice Chair

Revd Canon Bob Lewis

Diocesan Advisor on Sector Ministry
Chaplain to Liverpool Universities



Rev Ron Reid

United Reformed Church Representative


Safeguarding Trustee

Barbara Ellis

United Reformed Church Representative


Business Trustee

Henry Ratter

Anglican Representative


GDPR Trustee

Ray Pealing

Archdiocese of Liverpool Representative


St Helens Trustee

Ian Jones

Quaker Representative


Warrington Trustee

Janet Keefe

Archdiocese of Liverpool Representative



Methodist Representative

MitE is concerned about quality of life in the workplace and for the unemployed. We believe in embracing Christian principles in business and that even in the hectic and stressful world of work it is important to make time for pause and thought.

We provide the organisation and support for Chaplains who are committed to ministry at the interface of faith and work. Our Chaplains work in the Retail, Commercial and Voluntary Sector across Merseyside. Their role is to listen, support, care and question. Chaplains are there for the individual and the organisation regardless of faith or belief. We currently have Chaplains at Local Solutions, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, St. John’s Market in Liverpool; Birchwood Business Park, Golden Square Shopping Centre and the Market in Warrington and St Helen’s Town Centre.

Trustees are nominated to serve on MitE Council by churches in the Merseyside Region or are co-opted.

Mission in the Economy is funded by churches in the Mersey Region and by host organisations in the Private and Public Sectors.

Registered Company No. 5136364

Registered Charity No. 1105830