Myrtle is a third generation Salvationist and is the Community Team Leader at Rock Ferry Salvation Army Community Church in Wirral. For many years her work at church focussed on children and young people but since retirement in 2016 she has widened that involvement and helped to develop a broad spectrum of community based services and activities including ‘Open Doors’ (Place of Welcome) drop-in session, Memory Café for those living with dementia and their carers, Lunch Club, Community Café, Christian Journalling and food distribution.
She is passionate about her church being alive and relevant in the local community with the mission of seeking and growing in Christ, sharing the gospel and showing God’s love to others through practical care and support.
Myrtle is also a member of the Salvation Army’s Emergency Response Team for the North West and North Wales and has latterly become involved in the Army’s Anti-Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery work.
Myrtle worked for 26 years at Age UK Wirral, 23 years of which as Chief Executive. She was involved in Age UK at regional and national level and in Wirral’s local voluntary and community sectors. She is a member of the Board of Forum Housing Association, supporting homeless young people.
Myrtle is married with two sons and 5 grandchildren.