MEET THE TEAM

Elder (Lead Pastor)

Will Dobbie

Elder (Lead Pastor)

Will became a Christian when he was 11. He read music at uni then served as an infantry platoon commander in Iraq and elsewhere. He began full-time Christian work in 2006, and married Michelle (from the USA) in 2007. He loves date nights with his wife, playing with their sons, and walking their nutty cocker spaniel.

Elder (Families Pastor)

Dustin Tramel

Elder (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!

Elder

Chris Williams

Elder

Chris grew up in Croydon and became a Christian as a young child. He’s married to Cathy and they have six 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.

Worship Pastor

James Campbell

Worship Pastor

James is Croydon born and bred, and gave his life to Christ as a student. He recently completed an apprenticeship in music ministry at Christ Church Mayfair. 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!

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.

Administrator

Katie Tramel

Administrator

Katie spent most of her life in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Having grown up in the church, it wasn’t until focusing on religious studies at university that she became a Christian. Marrying Dustin in 2003, they’ve worked together to spread the gospel and encourage other Christians for 15 years. She cherishes time with her 4 kids, loves running, and enjoys being with people, nachos, and trying new things.

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!

Ministry Trainee

Brian Wade

Ministry Trainee

Brian grew up in New Mexico. He was raised in the church and decided to follow Jesus aged 7. He went to university in Arizona where he got his Commercial Pilot’s License and worked at Heights Church in Prescott serving in the High School & Young Adults ministries. Brian has played violin since the age of 5 and loves sharing his gift of music. Brian enjoys reading, hiking, climbing, skiing, and anything exploring the outdoors.

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