Welcome to the East Quadrant!

The East region covers the East Midlands and East Anglia, and is led by Brian & Kath Blacklock.

If you’re studying at a Nottingham or Leicester University, you will find a thriving student ministry full of ordinary people encouraging each other in our faith. We also have a LIFEnet 20’s and 30’s group in Nottingham, and a number of Reps discipling people in their local area, churches, social circles and workplaces.

Brian & Kath Blacklock

East Quadrant Leaders, Navigators UK


Ministry in life

Meet The Team

East Quadrant Leaders

Originally from the North-East, Brian & Kath became Christians in 1973 whilst at University. They were involved in the Navigators ministry in Nottingham until 1980 when they joined the Nav Staff. Since that time they have been involved in student ministry in Britain and Canada and now serve as the EQ leaders. Brian & Kath Blacklock


Bernard is married to Deb, they met as students, have 4 lovely children and are based in Leicester. Their passion is to know Christ personally, dig deeply into His Scriptures, be led by His Spirit and co-labour with Him to live and disciple among the lost. Bernard is the UK National Student Leader and European Student Team Leader. Bernard Dishman

Neil & Jayne Kendrick

Lisa is married to Daniel and this is their third year serving together in student ministry. They recently moved to Leicester after graduating and ministering together in Stirling. Lisa White

Ian & Fiona Aldridge

Debbie Dishman

Jonny is married to Ruth and when he's not playing cricket for the unbeatable Wigston Town, he leads the Leicester student ministry. Jonny Lawrance-Owen

Married to Lisa we work with students in Leicester at both DeMontfort University and University of Leicester. Lisa has a passion for International students and I have a desire to see male students deepen their relationships with Jesus and see them gain victory over sin in their lives. Daniel White


Beth has been involved with the Navigators for the past 8 years. She works at the University of Nottingham in Placements and Employability and project manages a placements scheme for students from the University. She is passionate about work and careers and what it means to connect our work, relationships and ambitions with our faith. She is also the Chair of the Women's Staff Network where she leads and sets the strategic direction of a network of over 500 women who work at the University. Beth is married to Tim and together they lead the Nottingham student ministry. Tim and Beth own two very fluffy dogs and two equally fluffy cats and both love Nottingham due to its independent scene and unique community feel. Beth Yearsley

Michael is married to Anou and is part of the Navigator Church Ministries Team. He is currently partnering with a church planter in Nottingham, helping to start a church with disciple making at its core. He is also involved in helping local church leadership teams across the country adjust their church cultures to better fulfil Jesus' commission to make disciples. Michael Lyden

Duncan is married to Joy, and serves people in their twenties and thirties, helping them to build supportive relationships with other Christians, in ways that also benefit their friends who aren’t Christians. Duncan Miller

Emily is a Connect worker in Nottingham. Emily started following Christ, and joined Navs, 4 years ago while studying at NTU. She loves people and food! Emily Parkin

Tim and his wife Beth are based in Nottingham with their menagerie of fluffy animals. Tim heads up nottinghamNAVS student ministry and enjoys coffee, running, film and death metal. Tim Yearsley

Anou is on the leadership teams overseeing the Connect and C2 programmes. In her spare time she seeks to build community amongst her neighbours and the church plant she and her husband, Michael, are involved in. They live in Nottingham and have two beautiful cats! Anou Lyden

Joy lives in Nottingham with husband Duncan and their two children. We have worked with The Navigators for over 20 years and are part of a local church seeking to build a community where we disciple one another and introduce Jesus to our friends. Joy Miller

Zanel is married to Jeremy and lives in Nottingham. She is working out what it means to be fruitful as an administrator in a local prison part time and works with individuals in their twenties and thirties the rest of the time. If you've graduated from a student ministry or finished Connect and wish to continue being supported by the Navigators don't hesitate to get in touch! Zanel Leaf


Currently Leads the work in the UK and travels into Latvia. Yet, key role is one of prayer and standing with God. Married to Eva, have 4 children who have mostly left home. Derek Leaf

Eva coordinates the Nav UK publications team, and together they work with Nav authors to publish discipleship books and Bible studies. She line-manages four capable and dedicated Nav support staff, directs the reps conference, does RE assemblies in primary schools, and disciples women. She and her husband, Derek, have four (Five! One is married!) children. She enjoys hill walking and writing about hope in Jesus. Eva Leaf

Susie is married to Gavin who lived in Belgrade for a number of years. Gavin taught English to business men and politicians in Serbia and now facilitates management and leadership development programmes in the workplace in UK. They are both motivated to serve God amongst their peers in the working world and to encourage others to do the same. Susie loves running and exercising with friends. Susie Brown


My wife and I have spent most of our time with Navigators as missionaries in Ethiopia. Now back in the UK we still support the work in Ethiopia, as well as promoting mission. We also seek to work with young academics and other professionals to help them work out faith and work effectively, and in this we partner with the Jubilee Centre in Cambridge. Ralph & Sarah Lee


Alison Jackson


Paul & Jayne Arnold

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