LAY VICE-CHAIRMAN

PHIL CLIFTON

Phil first joined La Côte in 2018 and found it a very welcoming community.  He works for an Engineering Group focussed on saving energy in buildings and is passionate about the environment and railways. He lives with his husband Ever in Nyon.

WARDENS

CHURCHWARDEN AUSTIN BALL

A physicist in an international research institute, a busy schedule limits his free time, but he likes to be outdoors, cross–country skiing, sailing and travel. Youthful interest in archery, likes books on naval history.

CHURCHWARDEN LIZ BRAMLEY

Having lived for many years in Switzerland, Liz is happily retired, although her many duties as churchwarden keep her busy. She likes to spend time with her family, walk the dog and provides the La Côte Church archives with a photographic record of events. Many of the Website and Newsletter photos are hers!

COUNCIL MEMBERS

ED KELLEY

Works for an international organization in Geneva, likes to run half-marathons, play guitar, do gardening and has culinary interests.

LOUISE BURROWS

Louise moved from the UK to Switzerland in 2008 after a three year stint in Sweden, and works as a scientific writer for an NGO in Geneva. She enjoys her vegetable garden, drinking tea and is learning to be a spiritual director.

DIANTHA TERRY

Diantha moved to Switzerland in 2009 following her husband’s job at a UN Organization. She spent the last years bringing up their two children and helping them all to adjust to life in this country. She enjoys many types of craft-making and recently started her own business using these skills. She has also developed an amateur interest in alpine wild flowers. She enjoys life outdoors, skiing and hiking and is often to be found in the Jura mountains or around St-Cergue walking her two much loved dogs.

RICHARD HAWKINGS

Richard is interested in quarks, quanta, quavers and quizzes, but is wary of meetings, mangos, Messiaen and mindfulness. He contributes in particular to the musical life of La Côte church.

JEAN MAYER

Jean came to Geneva in 1969 to join her future husband Manfred, an engineer at CERN, after several years in Germany and Baden AG as a linguist/PA. Her three sons have blessed her with six young grandchildren to keep her busy, but she still takes time to pursue her passions: travel (especially to Japan!), Ikebana, cooking … and serving La Côte church.

ARCHDEACONRY SYNOD REPRESENTATIVE
NONALEE DONG

Nonalee Dong is a musician and teacher. She was born in Canada and has lived in many countries in Europe, Asia and North America. Nonalee loves everything outdoors – hiking, skiing, and gardening, and indoors – yoga, reading and making music!

ARCHDEACONRY SYNOD REPRESENTATIVE
ALICE DEBELL

Born in London, Alice moved with her husband and 2 girls (now adults) to Switzerland in 2011 and has never looked back. Alice loves the outdoor life and speaking foreign languages. She particularly enjoys running and walking in the mountains and cold water swimming. She has worked at the International School of Geneva since 2015 in Learning Support. Aside from her involvement in church, she sings in her local choir, loves travel (especially to Africa) and above all enjoys hanging out with her friends over a coffee or something stronger!

ADMIN

TREASURER - JOHN INGHAM

A UK qualified Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Taxation, John has been in Switzerland for many years. Married with two grown-up sons, John enjoys most sports – golf, cycling and skiing – and can regularly be found in the Jura mountains walking his two Labradors.

ADMINISTRATOR - ANNE DE TREVERRET

After many years of experience as a manager in France and Switzerland, Anne is returning to her first job as administrator. Active member of the Catholic Church, Anne is learning a lot about the Anglican Church ! Living between Jura hills and the lake, hiking and swimming are her favourite ways of relaxing and finding refreshments.