Meet our faithful trustees

Mike Badger (CEO)

Mike currently manages the Morning Star operations and balances this with his work as an Anglican
priest and a part time engineering job. He felt called several years ago to support those struggling
with addiction and homelessness and has been on a journey ever since which has seen him working
for Alabare, Christians Against Poverty and now Morning Star. He is keen to walk with people as they seek to break the cycle of homelessness and addiction and rediscover their true worth and identity and perhaps allow himself also to be shaped by the life experiences of others.

Hannah Badger (Finances)

Hannah manages our finances and keeps us organised and on track!

Kerry Badger (married to Mike)

Kerry’s greatest passion is seeing God move amongst those who struggle and finds Him often amongst those who are oppressed, broken hearted and broken. Realising that most people she supported had experienced trauma, Kerry has done additional training to become ‘trauma informed’ and better support people.  Kerry enjoys working particularly with women who may be vulnerable and with the Life Recovery Group (for those with life controlling habits and dependencies) amongst other things. Kerry has seen how the presence and intervention of God in her own life has made a difference to her and the lives of her children and their children and it is this that inspires her to tell others about the hope that she has.  

Kerry was working full time as a Community Pastor for St Paul’s Church, Salisbury but now works part time supporting them as Parish Safeguarding Officer. 

Liz Beadle

Even before Liz knew it, God was preparing her and leading her towards working with marginalised
people. Liz is passionate about advocating for those who need support to access services
and facilitating others to realise their potential. She has enjoyed working with vulnerable people,
within both the charitable and statutory sector over the last 30 years. She has served within various
St Paul’s Church ministries including Alpha, helping to organize ‘Big Saturday’ a community outreach
initiative, volunteered with CAP debt counselling and the CAP Release Course which later led to
helping to develop the Life Recovery Course. Liz first became aware of the work of Morning Star
whilst running the Food Bank Centre at Elim Church with The Trussell Trust. Liz currently works as a
Cancer Support Worker at Salisbury District Hospital supporting patients at diagnosis, through
treatment and beyond. She is married to John who is also a member of St Paul’s and involved in Life
Recovery Group.

Brian Livesey (Chair of Trustees)

Brian, married to Ruth and a Christian for 36 years after the Lord confronted me
that my way of life was wrongly focussed. Have served in team leadership at a
local Church, house group leader and leadership in youth and children’s work,
initially Street Pastors Prayer Pastor now Senior Street Pastor in Salisbury, still
eagerly out on the streets once a month.  I have a pastoral heart for all,
particularly those on the fringe of society, disadvantaged and marginalised. For
fourteen years Chair of Trustees of Hope Now, a Southampton Christian Charity
that focuses on needy people and for a decade Chair of Governors of a Jersey
Secondary School whose catchment area brought extensive pastoral needs. Now
living in Wiltshire I am semi-retired and run my own practice as an Expert
Witness in Construction disputes and consultancy in building quality and
pathology. Fellow of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Fellow of Chartered
Management Institute and hold an MBA in Business Studies.

Ruth Livesey

Ruth is married to Brian and has been a Christian for almost 38 years after the Lord challenged her to follow him rather than worldly success. She was in leadership in youth and children’s work, women’s ministry, life groups and a prayer support for Street Pastors, prior to moving from Jersey  a few years ago, after retiring from her secular role as Early Educational Adviser. She was trustee of Jersey Child Care Trust and also Centrepoint. She has always felt a calling to care for the vulnerable and since coming to Wiltshire has played a small role in getting alongside young families. Her involvement in Street Pastors gave her insight and empathy for those less fortunate, knowing that God has great compassion and cares especially for those on the fringe of society and calls us to serve Him by sharing our talents and time to share His love.  

Rosie Dru-Drury

Rosie is married to Jeff and has three sons and they are part of their local church, St Michaels and All Angels Church for over 12 years.

Rosie works as a Human Factors specialist, providing Human Factors advice to the MoD following modifications to military aircraft. Rosie says she fell into this career after graduating with a degree in Psychology and Computing.  Rosie also delivers Human Factors training, for which she has had to gain a facilitation qualification from RAF Cranwell and a level 3 teaching qualification. Rosie has also trained as a mental health first aider, which has given her a better understanding of how to support people and direct them to the right help. Rosie has also just gained a coaching accreditation which means that she can offer coaching to employees if required. 

Rosie has a deep interest in psychology and human behaviour and where she can, she would like to help people who are struggling. Rosie also enjoys writing and poetry, and has a great passion for music, both of which she finds very therapeutic.

Sam Moran

Sam has been in recovery seven years and is keen to help others recovering from and struggling
with addiction. They also have experience of rehab and community detox.

They spent a couple of years as a peer mentor and volunteer for Turning Point alcohol and drug
agency for Wiltshire. They have volunteered and participated in Life Recovery Groups and feel passionately that is is where they can help those struggling with addiction. They found the Life Recovery Group to be a safe and supportive environment to explore the underlining causes of addiction. There was also a community aspect to the course that gave additional support by fostering a sense of belonging. The simple act of sharing a meal allowed relationships to form and transformed lives.

Apart from experiencing issues with addiction they have also battled mental health problems
namely depression and anxiety and know full well the impact this has on addiction. Sam has lived in Salisbury all their life and has a passion to help those on the margins that live in the city. They belong to various groups and also runs a creative writing group at St Michael’s community centre on Bemerton Heath. They feel God is moving them to use their life experience to help others who have gone through similar experiences, hoping that they can give back a little of what was given to them.

Irene Smith

Irene started work in the Department of Planning and Architecture Admin in Bury in 1974 and after 18 years she transferred to the Housing Department as an Estate Manager, taking early retirement in 1997.

Irene served as a magistrate on both the Salford Bench and later, on the Bolton Bench becoming a bench chairman sitting in the Adult Criminal Court and also the Youth Court.  She served on the Drugs Liaison Committee; the Licencing Panel and was also part of a group called Magistrates in the Community who, on invitation, went into schools to teach children about the law and how the Magistrates Court dealt with the various cases of the day. 

She gained her BA Hons in Politics and Contemporary History from Salford University where she studied as a mature student. Her particular interest was not the politics side but Women in Victorian Era and the Industrial Revolution. For 15 years Irene worked alongside her husband for S.A.A.F.A Wigan Branch. Irene found the work both challenging and rewarding.

Having worked in the Housing department in Bury, Irene appreciates just how difficult it is to find single space accommodation  ie; bedsits – for rough sleepers especially those who have just come out of prison and have no place to go, or those leaving the armed forces. Irene is pleased to be able to bring some of her experience and passion to help with Morning Star.