REv JefF Short - Superintendent Minister
Jeff Short moved to the Torbay Circuit in September 2022 to become Superintendent Minister and as well as having the pastoral oversight of Goodrington Methodist Church, looks after Central Methodist/URC Church, in Torquay, and Victoria Park Methodist Church in Plainmoor.
Jeff has served in the Telford, Dudley, Market Drayton, Stoke-on-Trent North and South Circuits and has also worked for the charity MIND. He presented a weekly community programme on Crossrhythms City radio in Stoke before moving to Devon, and regularly spoke on BBC radio Stoke. He is married to Julia, and they have six daughters between them and six grandchildren.
He is passionate about Port Vale FC. dogs, wild birds and people! Jeff lives to preach God’s word above everything else, believing in a God who, through His Son Jesus, saves, heals, frees and generally just makes live worth living. He trusts in the power of the Holy Spirit to equip the church today. Known to think outside the religious box and has been seen praying with people out on the street! Jeff also has a quirky sense of humour – beware – but will be there whatever time of day in a crisis.