SACRE membership

These are the current members of SACRE:

Group A

Christian and other religious denominations to reflect the principal religious traditions in the area (10 places)

  • Mrs Smruti Desai (Hindu)
  • Mrs Linda Stammers (Methodist - Barnsley Circuit)
  • Mr Mirban Hussain (Islam)
  • Mr Michael Rossiter (Seventh Day Adventist Church)

Group B

Church of England (5 places)

  • Mrs Jenny Witty (Chair) (West Yorkshire and The Dales)
  • Mrs Jo Wiles (Vice Chair) (West Yorkshire and The Dales) 
  • Mrs Gillian Bunn (West Yorkshire and The Dales)
  • Mrs Tracey Cheetham (West Yorkshire and The Dales)
  • Mrs Brenda Hinchliff (Sheffield Diocese)

Group C

Teaching Association (5 places)

  • Mrs Carol Turner (ATL)
  • Mrs Elaine Nolan (NAHT)
  • Ms Fiona Winterburn, Horizon Community College (NUT)
  • Mrs Kath Selwood (NUT)

Group D

Local authority representatives (5 places)

  • Councillor Kevin Williams
  • Councillor Anita Cherryholme
  • Councillor Tim Shepherd
  • Councillor John Wilson
  • Councillor Pauline Markham


Dr Christopher Ingham (Humanist Association)


Roger Holmes