MEET THE TEAM

Elder (Lead Pastor)

Mark Fossey

Elder (Lead Pastor)

Mark is married to Lucy and they have three children. He grew up in a nominally atheist home but became a Christian as a student thanks to simple, clear talks explaining who Jesus really was (something you never hear anywhere else) and experiencing a standout church community of genuine love that's so different to everywhere else. He's since been involved in church ministry and church planting for over 20 years in both central and suburban London. He's passionate for Londoners to know Christ and be nourished and grow both in faith and love. Mark is a fan of football, jazz and burgers, in no particular order.

Elder

Simon Knightly

Elder

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!

Elder

Jake Unwin

Elder

Jake grew up in Surrey in a church-going family. His great-grandfather lived in Croydon though. In his teens, thanks to the witness of friends & family, some challenging teaching and even a vivid dream, he came to realise the immensity of what Jesus had achieved on the Cross for Him. He's married to Emily, they're both teachers and he enjoys reading and climbing among other pursuits. They also keep chickens and love to share organic fresh eggs with those around them. Ask for a box!

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, especially if it involves lots of cheese!

Ministry Associate

James Campbell

Ministry Associate

James is Croydon born and bred, and gave his life to Christ as a student and completed an apprenticeship in music ministry at Christ Church Mayfair. He loves jamming out on his guitar, and looks after worship on Sundays, as well as leading our Re:Define ministry for the 20s/30s!

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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