Stephen has led the church as our Pastor – Team Leader since May 2021. His passion is to help people find their way back to God and see their lives changed by Jesus. His focus is building a reproducing church – where people whose lives have been restored are released to reach others with a message of Good News. He says:
“If you would like to get to know the God who made you, to start to understand the enormous love He has for you and begin a journey of knowing to hear Him and connect with Him- then I would love to chat with you. It is the most incredible adventure..”
Stephen and Nicki met and married at Gold Hill and have three young children. Prior to joining the staff at Gold Hill, Stephen was the Deputy Head of a local school. He enjoys cooking, reading and running marathons (slowly).
James oversees the church’s developing work in our community along with various other areas of leadership and ministry. He says:
“Chalfont St Peter and the surrounding area is a great place to live and work. My hope and dream is to see all those in our community flourish. Please join me in exploring how we can make this a reality”
James moved to Chalfont St Peter in 1978, he went to the local Schools and grew up at Gold Hill, and it was here that God called him into full-time church ministry. He trained and then served as a youth worker for 13 years in Reading, before being called back to Gold Hill by God to serve here again. James has served in many areas of church and community life. He is married to Helen and has two children – Sophie and Joshua. He enjoys supporting Watford FC, eating out and catching up with friends and family.
Joyce looks after The Hub centre and makes sure that all activities which take place there are coordinated and supported. If you’re passing by you’d be very welcome to pop in and she can answer any questions you might have. She says:
“If you’re passing by the Hub, please drop in and say hello! Whether you need answers to a question or just want a chat, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome.”
Joyce started coming to the Toddler Group at Gold Hill over 30 years ago, and has stayed ever since! Having worked in Market Research for over 30 years, she joined the staff team in 2009. Joyce is married to Chris, has 3 grown-up sons (and one gorgeous grandson!) and loves sport, music, cooking, theatre and chatting.
Shona leads our ministry with children and young people. She is passionate about those who are younger developing their own relationship with God, experiencing life in all its fulness and thriving in all that God made them to be.
“I want to shatter the myth that children and young people’s experience of God is somehow of less value than that of adults. At Gold Hill, as in the Bible, God uses those who are younger to teach us deep truths, and I love being part of releasing that in them.”
Shona grew up in the area and has always been embedded in community life. She loves theatre and singing. She joined the team at Gold Hill after studying in Bournemouth at Moorlands College where she now guest-lectures from time to time.