Staff & Volunteers
Rev Andy Pearson has been our pastor for just over 5 years. Originally from Inverness in Scotland, Andy completed a degree in Religious Studies & Scottish History at Edinburgh University before being employed by Kirkcaldy Free Church as a Community Worker. It was during his time there that he felt called to the ministry. After 3 years at Edinburgh Theological Seminary, Andy accepted a call to minister to the congregation here in London.
Andy is married to Catherine and they have three young children.
Elders: In addition to our Pastor, we have 5 elders who administer the government of the church and meet the spiritual needs of our members. The Kirk Session is made up of Mr Gabriel Amorim, Dr Brad Bitner, Mr Peter Fraser, Mr Dick Haffenden (Session Clerk), and Mr Adam de Jong.
Deacons: We currently have 4 ordained Deacons who carry out the work of mercy ministry in the congregation and attend to the material running of the church. Our Deacons are Mr Jonny Beatson, Mr Peter Huey, Mr Bob Keay (Clerk to the Deacons’ Court) and Mr Ijidai Lassa.
In September 2017, Marketa Stankova was appointed as our full time Women’s Worker. Originally from the Czech Republic, Marketa completed a course in Theology for Crossing Cultures at Oak Hill College. Marketa works alongside women of all ages in our congregation, and also helps organise our 20s & 30s group. In her spare time, Marketa enjoys swing dancing!
Laura Bol has served voluntarily as our Church Administrator for 5 years. Organising rotas, preparing service sheets and answering everyone’s questions about the day to day running of the church are just some of the things she does! Originally from Canada, Laura speaks English, Dutch, Afrikaans and is learning Portugese. Somehow, she also manages to fit in a full time job at London City Mission.
Jennifer McCullough has looked after the congregation’s money since 2008. She pays the bills, prepares annual accounts, keeps up to date with the Gift Aid scheme – and a lot more. She does this on a voluntary basis and with no financial or accountancy training she has successfully learnt everything on the job! Jennifer also works full time, and is actively involved in her local Scout group.
There are many others who are instrumental to the running of our church.
Stewards, musicians, singers, creche carers, Sunday School teachers and assistants, tech team members, tea/coffee makers, lunch organisers… the list goes on. And we are always delighted to have new volunteers!