Get to know our Council
LAY VICE-CHAIRMAN & CHURCHWARDEN DWIGHT MOE
Works for an audio-visual production company. Interested in sci-fi, technology, sports, ancient history and chasing small children!
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!
SECRETARY - HELEN HARDING
I am wife to Chris and mum to Nicky (11) and Katie (13). As a family we have been involved in the Church family at La Côte for the last three years. My own Church journey has meandered from the Catholic Church growing up, through ‘high’ Anglicanism, a spell in the Vineyard Church and a couple of seasons of finding God outside of a Church community. My first job was for the Royal school of Church Music and I have a love of all forms of music used in worship. I also have a passion for theology and am (slowly) training to be a reader.
TREASURER - GEOFF SENOGLES
Our only Welsh-speaking member, Geoff works in the financial field, plays football and touch rugby, was until recently a scoutmaster, and enjoys family life.
Works for an international organization in Geneva, likes to run half-marathons, play guitar, do gardening and has culinary interests.
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.
Arrived in Geneva with his wife and children in 2012 to join an international agency working to promote access in the developing world to vaccines and immunisation, after having spent the two previous years working for the UK Aid agency in Rwanda. As a representative of the group of younger parents and as a relative newcomer, Charlie hopes to add a new perspective to the work of the Council.
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.
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.
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.
JON K. BEAULIEU
Jon is an American/Swiss citizen living in the Geneva area since 2001 and has been a member of La Côte for more than 6 years. He has been an active member of the Social Action Committee for more than three years and leading it since 2019. He has regularly participated (when he was in country) at Sunday Services, Blokes Night and Thursday Space. Jon was part of the Church’s initial support to asylum seekers when they arrived into our community. He also represented La Côte at an Anglican European Conference on refugees in Cologne.
ARCHDEACONRY SYNOD REPRESENTATIVE TREVOR DAVIES
A member of an Anglican church in Liverpool during his youth, Trevor became a Christian in his teens. He moved to Geneva in 1972 after having studied and taught Social Policy. He spent a total of 21 years engaged in Christian work for international organizations in Geneva. Trevor and his wife have had many opportunities to apply their faith in a variety of settings and look forward to what God has in store for them in the future.
ARCHDEACONRY SYNOD REPRESENTATIVE DAVID BRAMLEY
David left the UK to live in Germany in January 1978 and moved to Switzerland in 1988. He worked for several national, international and intergovernmental organizations before retiring in 2008. Still interested in international affairs, though he despairs of politicians, and continues to write and edit documents for agencies in Geneva.