Meet the Team

Come and meet the M.A.S.T. team!

As well as being a children’s worker for M.A.S.T.,
Michael J Tinker is a multi-faceted musician.

Michael has performed with folk artists such as Damien O’Kane, Bella Hardy, the Young ‘uns and Gilmore&Roberts.

Michael has recorded multiple folk and children’s albums and can currently be seen touring his Family Show around the UK and abroad. Find out more on his website.


emily_spencer_-_DiscLeading our work in Secondary schools are our associate workers Zania van Schalkwyk.

Emily Currell is currently on maternity leave.

Emily was born in Derbyshire and grew up around Wirksworth and Matlock, which is where at a young age she regularly attended Michael Fentem’s children and youth groups.

When she was 19 she first went travelling to Canada and at 23 she encountered God again at a mega church in New Zealand, it was there that she felt He was calling her back to Matlock to work at Church in the Peak as a youth leader. Since then Emily has started working for Holy Trinity in Matlock Bath and has been going into the local secondary schools with M.A.S.T. to run the Christian Unions and to help in the Philosophy and Ethics classes at Anthony Gell.

As well as working with teenagers, Emily’s main passions in life are sharks, the ocean, the environment and saving the planet as well as SCUBA diving and travelling the world.
She’s now settled in Matlock with her husband Jack and feels particularly called to the local area of Hurst Farm – where they live.


M.A.S.T. currently has seven trustees:
Jeremy Beckett (Chair)
Chris Cookman (Treasurer)
Alan Smith
Judy Land
Mavis Salisbury
Sheila Laming
Matthew Quinn
Andy Bruins

In charge of the day to day running of M.A.S.T. is our Strategic Team made up of Jeremy Beckett, Andy Bruins and Michael J Tinker.