Meet the team

Feel free to get in contact of you want to know more about what goes on at St Catharine’s. We would love to hear from you about any thoughts or comments you have about church life and family in Houghton.

Rev. Steve Ransley

Steve Ransley is the Vicar at St Catharine’s. Steve is married to Jo and they have 5 kids. Prior to joining the Cornerstone Team [Houghton, Thurnby and Stoughton] Steve was at Oakhill College and previously worked for the Youth Offending Service and as a Solicitor. Steve is a big sports fan following the roller-coaster that is Liverpool FC, enjoys weightlifting, experiencing new coffee shops, BBQing and watching movies with the family.

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Michael Corner

Michael Corner is our Growing Faith Minister. He has been a part of the team since May 2016. Before taking on full time ministry, he was a primary school teacher and studied music technology at DeMontfort University. In his spare time he volunteers at the Severn Valley Railway and loses at board games.


Rev. Rob Miles

Rob Miles is the Team Rector of the Cornerstone Team, and will often be found in the neighbouring village of Thurnby. He hails from the West Country, and was a secondary school teacher before going into full-time ministry. Besides being passionate about following Jesus, Rob loves cricket, racing cars, books, and good coffee.