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Meet Our Team


Linda Donaldson: Regional Minister Team Leader


Born and brought up near Edinburgh, Linda has worshipped in NBA churches since 1986, working first as a physiotherapist, mainly in Newcastle, before being called to Baptist Ministry and serving in two of our NBA churches, and also as Northern Baptist College Hub Tutor the last 5 years.   

Linda’s passion is to see God’s people released, enabled and equipped to take up their part in the God’s mission. She will be supporting churches, ministers, and pioneers in the south of the association and have oversight of settlement, Ministry and formation and is excited by the opportunity to embed the NBA Vision and values alongside Revd Johnny Pozzo, the NBA Team & Trustees.

In her spare time, Linda enjoys hanging out with friends and walking with her Yorkshire Terrier.


Contact Linda here 

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Johnny Pozzo: Regional Minister: Team Leader

Johnny joins the NBA team as Co Regional Team Leader alongside the Rev Linda Donaldson, bringing his experience of pastoral ministry, leadership and church planting into this exciting new role.

Johnny is looking forward to working collaboratively with Linda and the team, NBA Council, Churches and Pioneers to help build upon the NBA Vision and Values. He will be supporting churches, ministers, and pioneers in the north of the region and have oversight of the NBA Mission: Pioneering & Planting and CYF Strategy. 

Johnny relocated from London to the beautiful North East with his wife Kate in January 2023. He enjoys most sports, especially football. He also delights in listening to live music and walking the coastal paths.


Contact Johnny here


Clare Cockerill: Administrator 

Clare is excited to be part of the NBA team.  She's married to Martin and they have three boys. She loves travelling in their camper van, being outdoors and watching Netflix with her family.

Clare also enjoys digital drawing when she gets some free time.

Clare oversees all the administration of the NBA and works Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 9am - 3:40pm.

Contact Clare here 

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Dan Holland: Children, Youth and Families Facilitator 

Dan is our focal point for all Children, Youth and Families (CYF) workers within the NBA.  He is responsible for developing a network of support and encouragement for those serving CYF in the NBA churches and missional communities.

Contact Dan here


Susanna Hinton: Renew Wellbeing Facilitator 

Susanna has the responsibility of embedding Renew Wellbeing into the life and mission of the NBA.  Working with churches and missional communities to establish Renew Wellbeing Spaces in their context. 

Renew Wellbeing is an amazing national charity, with its origins rooted in the Baptist Church, which seeks to help churches provide a 'safe shared space where it's ok not to be ok'.


Contact Susanna here 

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Reverend Graham McBain: Pastoral Facilitator 

Graham's responsibility in the team is to provide pastoral support for local clusters of ministers and facilitating their regular gathering.

Graham also serves in Hartlepool as a Community Minister.  


Contact Graham here

Connect With Us

NBA Registered Office: 

New Life Baptist Church

52-54 High Street, Northallerton



07543 553182 (Clare Cockerill)

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:30am-2:30pm

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