Meet our staff
Pippa Bannister (Care Farm Manager) taught for 23 years in mainstream schools, with 2 years experience working in special needs departments. She has an Advanced Level 2 Diploma in Counselling and has worked for 'MentorLink' working with children with behavioural and emotional problems in a Kidderminster secondary school. She and her husband Mark set up Nineveh Ridge in 2008.
Mark Bannister (Farm Manager) has farmed here for 35 years and has a good knowledge of farm animal husbandry and the maintenance and financial running of a small farm. Mark carries out all of the minibus runs to pick up and drop off clients.
Sean Wilson is our 'Music Man Extraordinaire' as well as being an outstanding support worker. Sean has gained his Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care whilst with us.
Marcus (Deputy Manager) joined us in 2017. Marcus came to us from another care organisation in Kidderminster, where he had worked with learning disabilities for many years.
Rachael Pritchard worked as a volunteer at the farm for 4 years before we took her on as a member of staff. She has completed her Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care whilst working with us.
Paula Keen is our resident animal whisperer. She does the majority of the animal care with our service users at the farm and teaches them about the importance of animal welfare.
Gail joined us in January 2017, primarily to help with 'Nineveh Projects'. She has a wealth of experience of caring for special needs adults.
Kate joined us in January 2018. Kate started off as a volunteer but now she is a valid member of staff. Kate is a sensitive little soul and cares about everyone. She is a big part of Nineveh Ridge Revival helping the local community.
Griff joined us in July 2018. Griff is a fantastic woodwork teacher and he is brilliant at keeping the farm repairs up to date.
Lisa joined us in January 2019. Lisa has years of experience working in a care organisation. Lisa has a dab hand in cooking and drama due her bubbly personality.
Bethany joined us in May 2019. Beth is primarily here as a admin assistant, but she likes to escape and join in with our activities
Richard joined us in May 2019. Richard is our resident gardening enthusiast, he has a dab hand in drama too. Richard has years of experience in care and young adults and he is as mad as a hatter.
Anne-Marie joined us in February 2019. Anne-Marie supports one of our visually impaired clients, she is kind and patient; also brilliant at her job.