Steve Coomber announced as the new Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance

The Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, the Bishop of Coventry is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Steve Coomber to the role of Chair of the Coventry Diocesan Board of Finance.

Steve brings significant professional financial and commercial experience having held senior leadership roles in several high-profile limited companies, including a FTSE top 20 plc. Additionally, he has been involved in his local church, St. John the Evangelist, Kenilworth, for more than 30 years, having served as Treasurer and Churchwarden in that time. He is currently on the PCC. Steve’s credentials alongside his deeply committed faith will be a great strength and support to the Bishop’s Council and the Diocesan staff team.


Dr Cocksworth said of the appointment:

"As well as his strong professional background, Steve Coomber will bring his deeply rooted Christian faith and long commitment to his work as Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance. I am very grateful to him for taking on this important role in our common life."


Steve Coomber writes:

“As Chair of the DBF I am looking forward to working with the Diocesan staff team to build on the good work happening and to address any challenges, both within the Diocese and in the CofE nationally to see God’s Kingdom come.

Having served as Treasurer at St Johns for many years I’m aware of the difficulties faced within parishes, I hope that this along with my work experiences will enable me to be effective. This will be an exciting time to serve at the diocese and I look forward to contributing to positive changes in our aim to support the mission and ministry of our parishes"


Jacqueline Ladds adds:

“I am delighted and grateful to Steve for his willingness to take on this important role. He brings many gifts, skills and professional experience which will immeasurably benefit the Coventry Diocesan Board of Finance at a time when we are seeking to develop our long-range financial plans in support of our vision and mission purpose. I very much look forward to working with him."


Steve will take up his new role from 1st January 2024.

First published on: 3rd November 2023
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