Meet the Team

Wendy Kane

Centre Manager

I’ve been part of The Pearson Centre for the last 25 years, moving up here from working with The Boys’ Brigade in South Glamorgan.  I grew up in Girls’ Brigade and began volunteering in BB when I was 12 in my home town of Sutton Coldfield.  I have held lots of different roles in BB from working in my local company to being involved in organising national events prior to moving into BB employment.  Although I no longer regularly volunteer in BB, it is still a big passion of mine.  My volunteering time now finds me on an athletics track where I officiate – as a Starter’s Assistant.  My athletics has taken me to the London Olympics, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and more recently have held manager roles at the World Indoor, Outdoor and World Para events in 2017 and 2018.  I also compete as a race walker and at the end of last year was ranked number 1 in the UK – in my age group – for 5k distance.

Calvin James

Finance Officer/Administrator

Hi my name is Calvin and have been an employee at the Pearson Centre for almost 7 years. I thoroughly love my job, the team are great to work with and customers have become friends. I am a big music collector and well back into vinyl. l also enjoy holidaying in Blackpool, thankfully l saw a great deal more of the world in my younger years but now restricted as l have developed a huge fear of flying!

Charlotte Chiweshe

Development Worker (Maternity Leave)

Hi, my name is Charlotte and I am the Full Time Development Worker at The Pearson Centre. I studied Youth and Community Work with Practical Theology at University. I have a desire to see young people reach their potential, to push themselves beyond their limits and embrace their every day. Many young people desire fun, and being a youth worker basically means I get to carry that on into my adult life!! Outside of The Centre you would probably find me at Community Church Nottingham or in one of the local restaurants as my other passions are Jesus and having someone else cook for me!

Hayley Wattis

Development Worker (Maternity Cover)  

Hi, my name is Hayley and I am the Full Time Development Worker at The Pearson Centre covering for Charlotte whilst she has her baby! I have recently graduated from University after studying Health and Social Care with Arabic. I have been working with young people for many years outside of my studies and it has been so rewarding to be a part of their lives and having as much fun as possible!! I am really looking forward to working here at the centre and I hope to see loads of you here! Outside of the centre, I enjoy spending time with my younger brothers, visiting my friends and a nice takeaway on a Friday night after a busy week!

Sarah McKee

Part Time Administrator

Hi, my name is Sarah and I am a part time Administrator at The Pearson Centre for Young People. 

Wayne Parry

Caretaker/Cleaner

Hello from Wayne Parry, Caretaker of The Person Centre for Young People. Wayne is British by heritage but hails from Africa where he spent the best part of his life. Wayne has had a fun-filled career in Marketing specifically Advertising and Event Management which has adequately qualified him for his current position as caretaker. During his spare time Wayne can be found swinging a golf club or doing handyman work. Waynes love of the outdoors has made him an environmentalist and he is passionate about waste management and recycling.

Lynn Cahill

Part time Cleaner

John Wilson OBE

Chairman of the Trustees’ 

Andy Taylor

Trustee

Andrew Bunyan

Trustee / Boys’ Brigade Captain 

Karen Jowett

Trustee / Girls’ Brigade Team Leader 

Boys' Brigade Anchors

Section Leader – Natalie Barber

Alfie Russell, Alexander Bunyan 

Anchors – Tuesday 6:15 – 7:30pm for ages 5 – 8

Boys' Brigade Juniors

Section Leader – Janie Goodman

Andrew Bunyan, David Steggles, Ian George, Dan Swain

D of E volunteers – Dan May, Sam Hay 

 Juniors – Tuesday 6:15 – 8pm for ages 8 – 11

Boys' Brigade Company

Section Leader – Caroline Jones

Andrew Bunyan, Adam Walker, Charlie Kelvey, Tom Jowett, Caleb Kinderman, Kate Aspden-Mansfield

Company – Monday 7 – 9pm for ages 11 – 14

Boys' Brigade Seniors

Section Leader – Adam Walker

Andrew Bunyan, Adam Walker, Charlie Kelvey, Tom Jowett, Caleb,

Seniors – Monday 7 – 9pm for ages 14 – 18

Girls' Brigade Explorers

Section Leader – Kay Sullivan

Heather Brough

D of E volunteers – Maisie, Neve and Alex

Explorers – Thursday 5:45 – 7pm for ages 4 – 8

Girls' Brigade Juniors

Section Leader – Sara Hand

Heather Brough, Paul Hand, Kay Sullivan

Juniors – Thursday 6:30 – 8:15pm for ages 8 – 11

Girls' Brigade Seniors

Section Leader – Karen Jowett

Sarah Butcher, Graham Bostock, John Wilson, Claire Blades, Louise Bacon

Seniors – Thursday 7 – 9pm for ages 11 – 14

Girls' Brigade Brigaders

Section Leader – Kerrie King

Brigaders – Thursday 7 – 9pm for ages 14+