David is the founder and senior leader of ChristChurch London. He loves to help people grow in their faith and contribute to their communities. David has been leading churches for over 25 years and has trained others to start churches in many parts of the world. He is the founder of the Everything Conference, an annual conference that equips Christians to work for the cultural renewal of their communities. David has a degree in theology from Durham University and is an alumnus of IMD business school. He and his wife Philippa have 3 children and live in London, the city they love most in the world.
You can follow David on Twitter: @MrDavidStroud
Ross oversees the church's operations, governance and finance. He spent 28 years in business with Deloitte, then led a church in Hertfordshire for three years before he and his wife Joy moved to London in 2006 to be involved with planting ChristChurch London. Together Ross and Joy also oversee the Marriage ministries and contribute to pastoral care. Ross and Joy are originally from Scotland, and have three grown-up children and five grandchildren.
Andy leads our Central service and looks after all of our Connect Groups. He moved to London in March 2004 as part of the team that started ChristChurch London. Before coming on staff he worked as a radio news and sports journalist with the BBC for 8 years, regularly commentating on his beloved Wolverhampton Wanderers. Andy lives in south London with his wife Joy and 3 children, Brody, Mia & Amelie.
Follow Andy on Twitter: @andytilsley
Lars’ role at CCL involves supporting our ministry leaders, establishing our own STEPS course and planning new ChristChurch London services across the city. Originally from Denmark, Lars moved to London in the summer of 2015 and joined the CCL staff team a year later. He’s been involved in church leadership for many years, has a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen and is the author of several books. He lives in Wimbledon with his wife Mette who is a researcher at King’s College London, and has three children and one grandson.
Nate joined ChristChurch London in 2015 and is responsible for overseeing all of our day-to-day operations. Previously he has worked at Only Connect, HighTide Festival Theatre and as a Producer for The Opera Group based at the Young Vic. Nate has significant experience in both education and arts based projects. Prior to moving to the UK in 2007, Nate was a primary school teacher in Brooklyn, New York. He lives with his wife Caroline and their twin sons Benji and Ethan in Chingford.
Ben is responsible for maintaining ChristChurch London’s IT systems. He grew up in Aberdeen where he also graduated in Theology, and has been part of our staff team since 2012.
Rich takes care of the music life at ChristChurch London, and joined the staff team in 2016 after spending 6 years as a freelance session singer/musician. He lives in South East London with his wife Lucy and their doorstop mouse, Rolf, and is excited about making the CCL worship team the best it can be.
Follow Rich: Twitter: @richjamesbutt Instagram: @richjamesbutt
Edward works part time for the Communications team, primarily building and maintaining the ChristChurch London website.
Jen helps with the Central Service. She is also responsible for overseeing Baptisms and helping new people get connected and integrated into church life. Jen and her husband moved to London in 2009 and have three children. Jen is currently on a leave of absence. Please contact Lars in the meantime.
Tim heads up our South Service and is responsible for all the Social Action at ChristChurch London. He and his wife Jacqui have been coming to ChristChurch since the very beginning and over the years have been involved in most areas of church life. They currently live in Stockwell with their two young daughters, and are passionate about building strong community south of the river.
Elise is a Personal Assistant to David Stroud and is also the copywriter on our Communications team, working on all our content from Sunday services to social media. She has been part of the staff team since 2016, and recently graduated with a degree in English and Drama from Queen Mary, University of London. She attends the Central service.
Dan works as a consultant for CCL and supports the running of tech and Sunday logistics across the four services. He is responsible for ensuring all of our kit is in the right place at the right time, upgrading and maintaining our equipment and ensuring our volunteers are trained to the highest standards.
Sharon oversees the Pastoral Support Ministry, leading various pastoral groups and supporting the Pastoral team. She is a qualified Psychotherapist and runs her own practice. Sharon and her husband Joseph they live in South-West London and attend the Central service. Sharon is passionate about seeing people free in all areas of their spiritual and emotional lives, living an authentic life whilst building meaningful community and friendship in the process.
Claire is a qualified accountant and heads up the Finance Team at ChristChurch London. She is originally from Sheffield, married to Dayo and has a passion for travelling and experiencing different cultures. Claire, Dayo and their daughter Bella are part of our South service.
Claire is currently on maternity leave.
Faith focuses on church events and Vauxhall Foodbank, as well as other church administration. Faith is originally from the USA but has been living around the UK for many years now. She is married to Adam, and loves the church, social action, and international development. Faith and Adam go to the South service.
Louisa works one day a week as a consultant, and ensures that all things HR are taken care of at ChristChurch London. She lives in South-West London with her husband Dan and their two children Sophia and Jacob, and attends our South service. You can contact Lou for any recruitment queries.
Lauren is part of our ministry team: overseeing all of our Children’s work and looking after our students. She lives in South East London and can be found at the South, Central or East service on any given Sunday.
Helen is currently helping to support Ross and Joy and ensure we are compliant in all our operations. She also looks after all of our charity governance. Helen, Liam and their daughter Jessie live in Wandsworth, SW London, and can usually be found at the South or Central services.
Liam oversees various areas of church life including all of our teaching and prayer teams. He joined the ChristChurch London staff team in 2009 and has a Masters degree in Biblical Studies from King’s College London. Consequently, he spends lots of time reading books and enjoying good coffee. Liam lives in South West London with his wife Helen and their daughter Jessie.
Follow Liam on Twitter: @liamthatcher
Josie is part of ChristChurch London’s finance team. She and her husband Trevor moved to London in 2015 from Cornwall where Josie had been completing her degree in Photography at Falmouth University. They now live in South-West London and attend the South service.
Joel leads ChristChurch London's East Service with his wife Dee and also heads up our Communications team. He previously worked as a designer for The Times and the Telegraph. He's passionate about changing the perception of Christianity in our culture today.
Tom is responsible for all of our graphic design and publications at CCL. He studied illustration and graphic design at the University of Derby and London College of Communication, and joined the ChristChurch London staff team in September 2011. He lives in South London with his wife Grace.
Jo is responsible for making ChristChurch London the friendliest church in the city, and is part of our ministry team. Originally from Liverpool, she trained as a primary school teacher and now loves living in London. You can find Jo at any of our services on different Sundays.