Who we are... 

   National Parenting Initiative Co-ordinator

Jane HeadshotJane Auld is married to Charles and they have 2 adult sons and 5 grandsons and a granddaughter.
Jane worked as a barrister for 25 years, from 1969, before leaving the Bar to look after her then primary aged sons.  While still living in London she co-led a Prison Christian Fellowship prayer group for Wandsworth Prison.  
After moving to Bristol in 1984 she was involved with the setting up of a playschool, now pre-school, in her church in Bristol, which opened in September 1989 and is still going strong.    

After moving to Bath in 1993 she and Charles became Alpha Advisers for Bath and North-East Somerset in the late ‘90s and in 2006 she became South West Alpha Adviser before becoming Co-ordinator of the NPI in October 2012.  


Kayte Potter joined the team at the NPI in December 2018.  She oversees the website, assists in the planning and running of events, writes newsletters and occasional blog posts and has responsibility for all things admin at the NPI. 

Social Media Co-ordinator 

Juliette Clarke
joined us in September 2020, taking over the running of the NPI's social media accounts.  She is passionate about social action , has previously worked with non-profits here in the UK and Mexico, and currently works freelance managing various social media accounts and as a designer (@justjaydesign).

Table and Chairs 2

    Board of Trustees

  • Rev James Stevenson is a Vicar at B&A Church on the Gloucester Road in Bristol and has been the Chair of Trustees at the NPI since it became a charity in 2016.
  • Jane Auld
  • Dr Geoffrey Hogg is an Independent GP working in urgent and OOH primary care, clinical governance and information management. 
  • Carol de-Beger is Family Pioneer and a Core Leader at Gordano Valley Church.  She has previously worked as  pre-school Manager and midweek outreach co-ordinator in a local church and has many years’ experience of supporting families.  Carol is also a Trustee of The Girls’ Brigade England and Wales.  Carol has Trustee responsibility for our Cornwall Regional Team.

  • Sharon Blair is Associate Minister (Pastoral and Families) and part of the Senior Leadership team of Holy Trinity Combe Down in Bath.  Sharon, who taught for many years, regularly runs parenting courses and oversees the Families Support Scheme which helps families in her community.  Sharon has Trustee responsibility for the NPI Bristol-Bath Regional Team.

    Council of Reference:

Kayte Potter, 03/03/2020