What is the Board of Trustees?

ChristChurch London is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The directors of the charitable company are its trustees for the purpose of the Charities Act 1993. The company is governed by the memorandum and articles of association.

The trustees, who meet at least four times a year, are responsible for ensuring that the charity fulfils its aims and objectives. They are responsible for the overall strategic decisions of the charity, the setting and monitoring of budgets and the management of risk. However, the Senior Leadership Team and those staff and volunteers overseeing different areas of the church, make day-to-day decisions on expenditure and activities. The most recent annual report and financial statements can be found here.

The Board of Trustees currently comprises seven members, with two executive roles representing the Senior Leadership Team, and five non-executive voluntary members. New trustees are selected from the church community. They are well known to the existing Board of Trustees and have demonstrated a high level of dedication and commitment towards the aims of the church.

In addition, we have a Council of Reference, which acts in an advisory role. Information about them can be found here.

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Ross Bull


Ross spent 28 years in business with Deloitte, then led a church in Hertfordshire for three years before he and his wife Joy moved to central London in 2006 to be involved with planting ChristChurch London. Ross oversees the church's operations, governance and finance. Together Ross and Joy also oversee the Marriage ministries and contribute in pastoral care. Ross and Joy are originally from Scotland, and have three grown-up children and four grandchildren.

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Rosanna Gibbs


Rosie joined ChristChurch when it launched in 2004 and has been thrilled to be part of the church since it began. She lives in Herne Hill with her husband, Gareth, and their children Nathanael and Lois. After being at the Bar in Chambers in London for some nine years, specialising in clinical negligence and personal injury law, Rosie has taken a career break to be a full time Mum. Rosie has previously been involved in student work and discipleship, and is now serving in the children’s work.

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Mark Goodchild


Mark is Managing Director of Challenge Partners a social enterprise that facilitates collaboration between schools, and before this he worked in management consultancy and outsourcing sales in Financial Services at Accenture. Mark is also a trustee of the Refugee Support Network, which helps children affected by conflict and displacement, access and progress in education, and he works closely with numerous other charities and social enterprises. Mark currently lives in Kennington and has been a part of ChristChurch since 2005.

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Samuel Kay


Sam is a partner at City law firm, Travers Smith LLP, where he works in the financial services sector advising investment funds and asset managers. He lives in NW5 with his wife Nicky and three children, Joel, Ethan and Isaac. Sam has been attending ChristChurch London since 2005 and, as well as being a trustee, is actively involved with his Connect Group and also helps with the Marriage Prep course.

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Joseph Mukungu


Joseph Mukungu works for an asset management firm as a Director and Head of Client Services for Europe and the Middle East. He lives in South West London and helps to lead the Pastoral Support Team with his wife Sharon.

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David Stroud


David has been involved in leading churches for over 20 years and ChristChurch London is the third church that he has started. He has a degree in theology from Durham University and is an alumnus of IMD business school. London is his home and the city he loves most in this world. He lives here with his wife and children and he has a passion to develop churches that contribute to the renewal of their cities. He is the author of Planting Churches, Changing Communities and has trained many leaders in the UK and around the world.

You can follow David on Twitter: @MrDavidStroud

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Emily Ribeiro


Emily has been part of ChristChurch since 2004, when she moved to London to work for the civil service. Emily's roles at the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Cabinet Office have included policy advice and programme management on the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. Emily was awarded an MBE for public service in 2011. Emily lives in South London with her husband Carlos.

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