MEET THE TEAM

Elder (Lead Pastor)

Will Dobbie

Elder (Lead Pastor)

Will became a Christian when he was 11. He studied music at university and then served as an infantry platoon commander in several countries including Iraq. He left the army for full-time Christian work in 2006, and married Michelle (from South Carolina, USA) in 2007. He loves date nights with his wife, playing with their two young sons, most sports, all food, watching West Wing, and walking their nutty cocker spaniel.

Elder & Venue Team Leader

Mike Gorman

Elder & Venue Team Leader

Mike grew up in Croydon and became a Christian in his 30s. He married Amy in 2013 and works in the financial services industry. Mike loves all sports and is a keen golfer and cyclist. Since marrying Amy he also enjoys crime thrillers, under duress!

Elder & Audio Team Leader

Chris Williams

Elder & Audio Team Leader

Chris grew up in Croydon and became a Christian as a young child. He’s married to Cathy and they have five children. He worked as a civil servant and professional drummer before becoming a music teacher in Lambeth. Chris loves strong coffee and drumming. Not at the same time.

Families Pastor

Dustin Tramel

Families Pastor

Dustin grew up in the desert of Arizona, USA, and started following Jesus as a teenager. He is married to Katie and they have four children. Previously they served in urban mission work, church planting, and youth ministry. The family loves reading thought-provoking books, playing board games with friends, listening to live music, and watching movies.

To see a short introduction to Dustin, and the beautiful story of how he and his family came to be at Redeemer, head on over to the Videos page!

Women’s Ministry Leader

Caroline Hull

Women’s Ministry Leader

Caroline (AKA Caz) was born in Argentina and has since lived lots of different places! She gave her life to Christ when she was 9, and married Wilson from Northern Ireland in 2006. Before coming on staff at Redeemer, she spent 15 years working in forensic psychology. She loves walking, Irish history and family trees, coffee shops, music (she can occasionally be spotted in Redeemer’s band), and drama!

Operations Director

Gina Somerton

Operations Director

Gina grew up in Croydon. She moved back a few years ago following a career in finance, some of which was spent in New York. She's married to James and they have a little boy. Gina loves spending time with her family, being with her Growth Group, travelling, and cooking. She's also (secretly) a fan of US high school dramas.

Ministry Trainee

James Campbell

Ministry Trainee

James is Croydon born and bred, and gave his life to Christ as a student. He's an active member of Redeemer but is also completing an apprenticeship in music ministry at a large church in central London. He's incredibly grateful to God for getting him through a tough final year at uni. He loves jamming out on his guitar, and is often found playing and singing in Redeemer's band - and always found with a huge grin on his face!

Missionary-In-Residence (London City Mission)

Simon Knightly

Missionary-In-Residence (London City Mission)

Simon was born in the Seychelles but grew up in the far more exotic London borough of Croydon! He started living for Jesus when he was 23 and spent ten years working for the police service. In 2017 Simon started working for London City Mission as a missionary and team leader. Simon married Annie in 2013 and they have two young daughters. He loves sport, rapping and Croydon’s many chicken shops!

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