Our team of elders oversee church life and mission. They all have different gifts, but work together as a team to lead the church.
Chris leads the team and has particular responsibility for shaping the vision and direction of the church through leading the leaders.
Chris is married to Jo and they have four grown up children and two granddaughters.
His favourite meal is probably a traditional roast…or maybe good pizza….or Piri-Piri Chicken….mmmm
He likes to tinker with his 1953 Morris Minor and he and Jo love collecting old things – their house is a bit like a museum!
Jon leads the West End Site Team, oversees our community ministries and is also chair of our team of trustees.
Jon has been married to Lois for over 10 years, and they have three lovely (lively!) children, Ezekiel, Seth and Serenity. They moved to Southampton in 2011 following a call of God and desire to serve God in a city context.
Jon has too many favourite meals to choose from! A Sunday roast with all the family, a Chinese takeaway on a Saturday night, Fajitas, Banana pancake with fresh fruit…. He could keep on going!
He loves spending time with family – particularly going out and exploring the countryside or watching a movie on Friday nights. A lesser known fact is that Jon is an avid birdwatcher and can identify a good portion of UK birds by their song alone! He has been an Arsenal fan since he was 4 (thanks to his old neighbour who passed on his old kits to Jon once he’d out grown them!).
Dave is pioneering a new student work for Life Church, helping to lead our fourth site, managing teaching and preaching and overseeing our leadership development.
Dave is married to Miriam, and father to Charlotte and Olivia. His taste in food might seem boring, but if he’s really hungry and someone puts a pizza in front of him, then he’ll love that person forever.
Dave’s hobbies include playing hockey (taking it a bit too seriously), playing golf (and not taking it seriously at all), skiing (whenever I get the chance) and drinking good coffee (which is maybe a coping mechanism for having young kids as much as it is a hobby). He loves reading Christian literature as well as a smattering of other genres, and will listen to any interesting podcast he can find.
Si leads the King Edwards Site Team and carries particular responsibility for the younger half of the church and is part of the regular teaching team.
Si is married to Jo, and Dad to Ben, Tom and Theo. His favourite meal is steak with pepper sauce and chips.
Si’s hobbies include playing football, watching football and getting creative. He is interested in any competitive sport as well as music and etymology.
James is our church Operations Manager. He ensures the smooth running of all that we do as a church. He is an administrative genius.
He is married to Esther and they have three children, Scarlett, Caleb and Annabelle. He enjoys steak with sweet potato fries and a glass of red, but no salad!
James’ interests include playing and watching any sport, particularly football and skiing. He also enjoys films!