A key characteristic of ChristChurch is that everyone counts. We believe that God has given talents, abilities, strengths and gifts to every member of the church. We aspire to encourage people to use these God given gifts to serve the people around them. As a result of this there are many co-workers in our church, lots of servant-hearted people, working hard in various areas of church life.

In terms of leadership, ChristChurch currently employs a Minister, who is part of a team of leaders who are responsible for leading, teaching, equipping, maturing and caring for the people in the church. The New Testament calls these leaders Elders.

We also have a group of people who are particularly set aside to look after various practical aspects of running the church, such as organisation of children and youth work, administration, care of buildings and the various rotas that keep the church functioning well.  The Bible calls these leaders Deacons.

At ChristChurch Redbourn we also have a Pastoral Care Worker and a Pastoral Care Team as well as a Youth & Childrens' Worker.



Chris Smith - Minister

Chris has been the minister here since the church began 10 years ago. He lives in Redbourn with his wife Karen and their three children. Chris worked in a church on the South coast for 11 years, during which time he trained at The Proclamation Trust in London, a course focusing on preaching. Before coming to Redbourn, Chris studied at Moore Thoelogical College in Sydney. Aside from Church, Chris enjoys most sports - football, cricket and golf especially.


Simon Garthwaite

Simon Garthwaite is married to Caroline and has two children, James and George. Simon and Caroline have been involved in small group leadership for many years, demonstrating a deep level of care for group members. Simon is passionate about reading the Bible one2one with others. Simon is responsible for one2ones at ChristChurch.


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Dave Faulkner

Dave looks after our efforts to introduce our family, friends and neighbours to Jesus. He is also in the youth and children's team. He is married to Katie, who is on the pastoral and Starfish teams, and together they host a small group. They have 4 children and live in Redbourn. Dave likes running and cycling around Redbourn. Please say hello if you see him!


Dave Burton

Dave is responsible for overseeing the men's ministry and chairing the Trustees including overseeing the church policies. He also serves in Illuminate and Infant Academy and looks after the Thursday home group.

He is married to Fiona and has four children Jemima, Daisy, Edward and April.





Lou Bailey

Lou’s main responsibility is to oversee communications and events.
She is married to Jon and has two children Elsbeth and Ollie.

Mark Faulkner

Mark Faulkner 

Mark is responsible for overseeing the practical aspects of Sunday mornings.  He is married to Julia and has three teenage children.




Gwyn Record

Gwyn’s role sees her visiting members of the congregation, supporting people in their time of need, and sharing the Bible in one2ones. Gwyn also leads the Pastoral Care Team, alongside Dave.
She is married to Tim and they have a grown up son and daughter.




Mike Pasquale

Mike is our Youth & Childrens' worker. Before this, Mike worked as our apprentice for 3 years. He also does a lot of the design work for the church. He doesn't usually dress like a pirate. Only like, 30% of the time.
CCR, 12/10/2018