Our Team

Staff team

Jonathan Bell

Churchcentral South Team Leader
Jonathan and his wife Helen planted the church in 1996. Jonathan leads the team at Churchcentral South, and preaches across Churchcentral. Helen works as the elderly support worker with Karis Neighbour Scheme and they have two sons.

Chris Yeo

Churchcentral North Team Leader
Chris is on staff full time leading the team at Churchcentral North. He also heads up Safeguarding across the family of churches. His wife Zoe is a GP in the city and together they have two children.

Tim Brown

Hope Community Church Team Leader
Tim leads the team at Hope Community Church, our newest site and works on the operations of the churches. Liz is an ESOL teacher, running classes at Central House as well works as a families support worker with Karis Neighbour Scheme.

Kate Watkins

Operations Manager
Kate joined the staff team to take a lead on all things financial, before taking on wider responsibility for all our operations. Kate's part of Churchcentral South along with husband Rob and their two children.

Nadeem Naveed

Cross-Cultural Worker
Nadeem is on staff helping us engage well with people from other cultures in the city. He is part of the team at Churchcentral East. Nadeem is married to Rozina and they have four wonderful daughters.

Jonny Mellor

Sputnik Team Leader
Jonny  co-founded Sputnik, our growing arts collective and network. He's part of the Central team, as well as being a leader at Churchcentral South. He is married to Jemma and they have three kids.

Rich Pitt

Communications & Preaching
Rich heads up  communications and oversees our brilliant Youth Leaders. His wife Ruth is a paediatrician, and they have two daughters. The Pitts are part of Churchcentral South, where Rich is part of the leadership team.

Associate staff team

Emma Parkin

Emma leads our Students&20s work, along with husband Tom and a wider team. Emma's part of Churchcentral South, having joined in her own student years.

Blake Sherman

Blake partners with Churchcentral South through Greater Europe Mission. Blake is married to Cara, and they have two boys.

Matt Stromberg

Matt is part of Churchcentral East along with his wife Becca and three children. Matt partners with the CC East through ReachGlobal. 

Church teams.