Leadership & Staff

Our church is run by a team of staff and volunteers who are passionate about seeing God’s Kingdom expressed through the church.

King’s Church is led by a team of four elders and one lead elder who helps facilitate the team. They are responsible for the spiritual oversight of the church and are supported by our Heads of Department

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Rodger and Rosalind Melville
Lead elder and wife
Rodger works as a social worker for part of the week, and for the church the rest of the time. He and Rosalind have three kids and a greyhound.
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Graham and Jane Wadsworth
Elder and wife
Graham and Jane run a successful farm and local tourist attraction, the Lakeland Maize Maze.
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Dave and Sue Reeve
Elder and wife
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David and Jenny Barfoot
Elder and wife
Retired from a busy life as a vet, David and Jenny still find themselves busy with numerous grand-kids as well as David's Eldering in the church.
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Rob and Jo Horn
Elder and wife
Passionate church planters, Rob and Jo have two children still at home, with three already having flown the nest.
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Alastair and Linda Sutherland
Sunday Mornings and Food Bank
Alastair and Linda organise Sunday Mornings and Linda runs the Food Bank, but that doesn't really cover it. Between the newsletter, prayer chain, sorting serving rotas and the rest - these two bless us immensely.
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Tim Reddin
Set up
Tim looks after our numerous set up teams who make sure everything is laid out for us on Sunday mornings. He also manages our finances, looks after our accounts and supports the office team.
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Colin and Katie Hodgson
Sound Desk and Projector
Colin and Katie do an amazing job overseeing and serving on the teams who run the sound desk and projector for us on Sunday Mornings.
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Steve and Ruth de la Mare
Worship
Steve and Ruth head up the worship team. They are passionate about glorifying God and enjoying His presence - and lead us into wonderful times of praise.
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Florence Corless
Ladies' Coffee
Every Tuesday the ladies from church and their friends meet for coffee. Flo organises this and always makes sure there's room for everyone - so long as you're a lady!
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David and Jenny Barfoot
Overseas Mission and Hospitality
David has a huge heart for Oversea's Mission and supports our global vision. Jenny oversees hospitality; from church lunches to weekends away, she looks after us and knows how to put on a great spread.
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Peter and Sue McCafferty
Children's Work and Tea and Coffee
Peter looks after our Children's Work, including 'Going Bananas', is a great story teller and loves sharing Jesus with our kids. Sue is responsible for tea and coffee on a Sunday - for which we are all very grateful!
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Creighton and Sue Bindloss
Welcome
Anyone who's met these two know that they make you feel right at home. Hence why they look after our welcome team.
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John and Lisa Wright
Youth
John and Lisa are in charge of our Youth group: Unite. Together with their team of leaders, they meet every Friday to socialise and learn about Jesus.
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David Laud
Church Walks
Resident mountain goat - David organises and leads our church walks. From the flat and gentle, to near vertical, there's something for everyone.
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Rodger Melville
Lead Elder
Rodger works in the office part time. He works with the office staff on all the background jobs that have to happen to keep the church running, as well as setting vision and inspiring the team.
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Lynne Skellern
Shakespeare Centre Manager
Lynne manages our building in Kendal, the Shakespeare Centre. A place for the community to use; Lynne organises bookings and keeps the Centre in great condition to welcome the people of Kendal.
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Linda Sutherland
Food Bank Manager
Linda manages our Food Bank, which serves the people of Kendal. She is supported by a team of amazing volunteers.
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Rob Horn
Elder
Rob is travels around the UK and rest of the world in his apostolic role supporting other Christ Central churches. When he is in the office, he supports the staff and brings lots of laughter.
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Bethan Reeve
Administrator
Bethan works in the office part time ensuring that the background jobs involved in running a church are done and up to date.