The leadership team
The leadership team are responsible for the overall care and direction of the church. They oversee a wider team who are responsible for the various groups and activities within the church. Hopefully, however, God is in charge!
Jon is married to Sarah and they have four daughters. Originally from Walsall he and Sarah moved to Woodbury in 2014. He works as a behaviour manager in a secondary school and is the safeguarding lead for Christ Church. Jon is passionate about making Jesus relevant to the local community.
Linda is married to Charlie and has four children, Emma, Sarah, William and Abigail. She lives in Woodbury and has been a member of Christ Church since 1986. During that time she has spent eight years abroad working in mission in Nepal and Fiji. Still involved in short term mission she supports all our missionary activities, locally and abroad.
Stephen and his wife Rosalyn returned to Devon in 2015 after many years away from the county. Following a career in finance and property, Stephen became a Baptist church pastor and has set up several church-based community and charity initiatives. Now semi-retired, he is trying to reduce his golf handicap and visit his two adult children and grandson. Stephen is the church treasurer and helps lead sung worship.
Paul is married to Jo and they have two boys, Zach and Charlie. Paul moved to the village in 2002, having grown up in North Devon. Paul heads up an organisation called SWYM (South West Youth Ministries) which trains and supports youth workers around the region. Paul is passionate about pointing people to Jesus and talking about his beloved Liverpool Football Club.
Marilyn is married to Shaun and they have two children, Jack and Rebekah. She has lived in the village and been part of Christ Church for the last 20 years. Marilyn is passionate about worshipping God, from wanting to share God’s love with others on a daily basis, to enabling our church to worship together on a Sunday morning with the band.
Tim is married to Angie and they have three boys. They moved to Woodbury from South London in 2008. Tim has been a full time missionary worker with Agapé since 2000 and, since moving to Devon, also works part time with SWYM (South West Youth Ministries). Tim is passionate to help anyone discover Jesus personally and learn how to follow him.