Revd Wes Sutton


Wes Sutton has been in Christian Ministry some 30 years. Wes trained as a teacher, he started full time ministry with Youth for Christ in N.E. London in 1982 as a worship leader, songwriter, and evangelist. After 6 productive years with YFC, he moved to Loughton to lead a small church of 20, which over the next 19 years grew to over 400. On leaving Vineyard Church, Loughton, Wes led the Oasis Church Network for three years, initiating a church planting strategy to establish churches in challenging communities, and immediately prior to joining Acorn as Director, ran a consultancy helping churches and leaders understand and define their calling.

Revd Elizabeth Knifton


Elizabeth has been Chaplain of Acorn since 2005. She was previously a nurse and a hospital chaplain. Elizabeth was ordained in the Church of England in 1997 and has an Advanced Diploma in Theology and Pastoral Studies. She is the Bishop of Guildford's adviser on healing. Her passion is to bring the healing love of Christ to a broken world through Listening, Healing and Reconciliation. 

Howard FlemingHoward Fleming

National Training Manager

Howard has completed a Training Executive course through the Open University and spent eight years as the manager of a training and employment project. He then returned to full-time education, studying theology and cross-cultural communications at Redcliffe College, before taking up further roles which involved coaching and mentoring individuals in customer care and negotiation skills, and spending some time working in the not-for-profit sector. Howard delivers Acorn training and leads our team of amazing Acorn Trainer's all over the UK.