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The Board of the Recovery Course is made up of highly experienced, dedicated trustees committed to seeing churches equipped to reach their comunities, helping people recover from addiction through its Christ centred course.

Meet the team


Bob Street

Chair of Board of Trustees


Bob Street is a retired United Reformed Church minister and currently an elder at Tunbridge Wells Baptist Church. Before becoming a minister he was a finance manager in Shell. He is married to Karen and together they run the prayer support for the Recovery Course.


Nigel Skelsey

Trustee & Founder


The course was founded by Nigel Skelsey during his time at Holy Trinity Brompton. Having spent 30 years in photography and publishing, including Picture Editor of The Sunday Telegraph, Nigel now works at Priory Hospital alongside those struggling with acute mental health issues. He lives in Sussex with the love of his life Jan.


Justyn Rees Larcombe

Trustee & CEO


Having overcome an addiction to online gambling,  Justyn is now an author, public speaker and advisor on the issues of problem gambling and addiction and is a member of the Royal Society For Public Health Steering Committee on problem gambling. 

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Susie Flashman Jarvis



Susie is passionate about supporting people to, as she says, to get out of the way of themselves. Her story of addiction and recovery add depth to a robust, fearless, and relational working style. She is passionate about recovery and is a trustee for The Recovery Course.  She is accredited with the British association for counselling and psychotherapy. (BACP) And the European Mentoring & Coaching council (EMCC).

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Gavin Wells

Trustee & Treasurer


Initially an army officer, then a risk manager, a technologist - now a strategist and finally a student. I am a passionate feminist, and thanks to God survived covid. Married to a prayer warrior, I rejoice in the freedom He can bring.

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Paul Martin



Paul is a lawyer by profession and has has worked in private practice for over 45 years. He is the author of two books on charity matters and has travelled extensively in serving charities worldwide.  For many years Paul served as chair of trustees for a UK charity working in Social Development in the  Middle East. Paul is married to Claire and they have two grown up children and two grandchildren.

The role of a trustee is to guide the priorities and future steps of the Recovery course, as well to protect its integrity and excellence. They meet on a regular basis to discuss, decide and review the strategies and policies and receive reports and updates from the operational team.

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