Leadership Team


Karen and Karl

The church is led by servant-hearted leaders who are known as elders and deacons (words used in the Bible). Men and women are recognised by the church members as both gifted and with the character & calling to serve in these positions on the leadership team. One of the elders is the minister, who is appointed by the church to head the leadership team and work for the church to enable it to pursue its ministry and purpose.

Rev. Karl Relton is the minister. Married to Karen and with one daughter – Anna – both Karl & Karen have a passion for seeing the church turned inside-out! Karl writes in a personal blog at karlrelton.blogspot.co.uk. Karen is a community minister, working in a variety of voluntary roles in mission around the city.

Helen & Julian

Helen Atkinson is an elder. Helen & Julian live and work with young people, desiring to see relationships restored through God’s love.

The deacons on the team are: Carol Fernandez, Paula Gregory, Jonathan Jessop, Phil Murfitt and Natalie Youssef.

Currently all the elders and deacons on the leadership team are also trustees of the charity for charity governance purposes.

We have a named safeguarding coordinator: Cathy Wright, who handles all safeguarding issues on behalf of the church and the leadership team.