Our staff

Leeds City Mission Has A Small Multicultural Team.

Andy Dalton

Interim Coordinator & Administrative Officer

Andy Dalton is the Interim Coordinator & LCM Administrator. He has spent over three decades working in christian projects with marginalized people in multi-deprivation areas of West Yorkshire. In his spare time, he is a local councillor and also church secretary of Morley Community Church. He is married to Lin and they have four daughters. He has also served as Mayor of Morley Andy Dalton is the Interim Coordinator & LCM Administrator.

Mrs Dagmar Truman

Re-Store shop manager

Dagmar is from Germany. She originally studied geography and adult education. She worked with people with special needs. She completed further studies theological and cross cultural training at the WEC Bible College in the Netherlands. While her 5 children were very small, she was stay-at-home Mum for some years. She has also trained in Christian counselling. Dagmar runs the LCM Charity Shop supervising volunteers, raising funds and meeting the spiritual and social needs of needy customers. She loves the outdoors…going for long walks, hiking, cycling, enjoying God’s beautiful creation.


Claire Newton

Prison Chaplain & Ministry to Margnalised People

Claire was born and raised in a West Yorkshire mining town and loves Rugby League and Cricket! She became a Christian at seventeen. Her life has had its ups and downs but God has kept his hand on her bringing hope and healing into her life. She has a passion for seeing others brought into wholeness and healing by Gods power and grace. She has worked with people with learning disabilities, drug and alcohol issues, women’s small groups. She loves to see Jesus touch many lives. She also loves to sing and drink coffee!

Akintayo Olayinka

Outreach Worker & District Visitation

Tayo leads LCM volunteer teams in various outreaches including Street Church, door-to-door visitation and literature distribution.

Tayo over the years had led the Mission in outreaches within the city, worked among the migrants from Eastern Europe to help their families register in schools and provided support for their integration into the British society, helping with communication when necessary. He organised Bible study programmes that are believed to have enhanced their spiritual, ethical and communication skills.

Tayo represented the Mission at a Young Offenders Institute through participation in Youth Alpha course; and before the 2020 covid-19 lockdown, he, with other team led in chaplaincy services/visitation to nursing homes within Leeds. Tayo is married with three children.

Doug Downie

Associate chaplain at Leeds Railway Station

Previously a Salvation Army officer he is now involved in rail chaplaincy and an itinerant speaking ministry throughout West Yorkshire.