The church is led by an experienced Church Council team who provide both spiritual oversight and practical care for the work of the church.
The team meets once a month and is chaired by Pastor Dave.
Pastor Dave became a Christian in his late teens and was involved in outreach work in university where he met his wife Carol. He draws on extensive church leadership experience, over 25 years of married life, and a business background in management consultancy largely within the water and chemical industry.
Helen came to know Jesus as her Lord and Saviour just before her 19th birthday. She trained as a teacher and worked in a local school before ministering with a Christian group in a country in Asia for six years. She currently works as a History teacher in Colchester.
At church she is involved with the children’s work and the worship team. She has a heart for prayer and for encouraging people in their walk with the Lord.
David has been a member of the church for 40 years and is now enjoying his third stint as a deacon and serving as the church Treasurer. He has been married to Linda since 1975 and they have a son and daughter who are both married. For 45 years he worked as an accountant until retiring in 2017 and now has a new “career” helping with his grandson’s childcare. His other interests include gardening, meeting with friends and supporting a local Suffolk football team.
John has been a member of the church for four years since returning to the UK after a career in Africa, Asia and Central America in safe drinking water and sanitation for rural communities. His last full-time position before retiring was with a Christian faith-based international organisation based in Narobi.
He became a Christian in his sixties. He has been a regular member of the Courtyard Presence Team since the initiative started on Good Friday 2019 and is the most recently elected deacon.
Adrian is a self employed landscape gardener and tree surgeon. He's been married to his wife for over 30 years and together they have two grown up children. He's also recently become a grandad.
Adrian has attended the church for 50 years and has held the position of Deacon on 4 separate occasions. He's worked with young people for nearly 40 years and youth leader for over 30. He also works with the homeless reserve night shelter and local soup run.