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Meet the Team

Wayne Ellington - Founder & Choir Director

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Wayne studied music at Brunel University, London. He developed his distinctive style and passion for music whilst singing in his local church.

He has appeared on various live TV shows and have sung professionally with many celebrities from the UK and internationally from the gospel and secular sector.

Wayne continues to share his passion for singing around the globe, most notably with Manchester Inspirational Voices where his springboard of inspiration lie. He is proud to have established an accessible activity for all to be and feel a part.

M I V Band

The M.I.V band is a team of talented and gifted musicians. They provide the live gospel sound that accompanies the choir during concerts and other events.

Denise Rodgers - Administration

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Meet our wonderfully multi-talented Denise who is your first point of contact. She will update you on all our events, activities and respond to any questions you might have.
By trade, Denise works as a top PA within the National Health Service. The love and care for her work and for people is heartfelt.

I am so certain this wonderful woman was sent directly to MIV. Thank You for saying 'YES' Dee!!

Brenda Okioga - Assistant Choir Director

Assistant Choir Director

Brenda has been assistant choir director for over two years. She is a singer-songwriter who has arranged and composed songs for MIV. Brenda has just released her first single Breathe available on stream platforms.
By trade Brenda is a Paraplanner and also a Financial Coach with Octopus MoneyCoach. She has been recognised as one of the Top Rated Financial Coaches in 2021 - The Times. See more of Brenda's work on her website here:

We are happy and blessed to have Brenda on our team.

Annabel Taylor - MIV Merchandise & Events

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Meet our lovely Annabel who is in charge of our merchandise, standard MIV uniform and assists in event planning with great care and detailed efficiency.
By trade, Annabel has her own business in upholstery and her outstanding work is in high demand. Follow her work on Instagram: annabelantheaharris

We are honoured to have her on our team.

Stephen Goodwin - Events

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Stephen takes pride in MIV's event developments and ensures the best production is served.
By trade, Stephen runs his own hair salon business, and is one of the best in the North West U.K. Follow and see his superb work on Instagram: signature_sg

We are proud to have him on our team.