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CHURCH LEADERSHIP

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Matthew Jolley

MINISTER

Matthew grew up in Wigan in Lancashire. He obtained a Maths degree in 2002 from Queen Mary college, London, then served as a youth worker and assistant minister in churches in the USA for seven years. In 2008 Matthew studied at London Theological Seminary before being ordained into the ministry and the pastorate in Bury St Edmunds Presbyterian Church in 2010. Matthew is married to Kristen and they have three children, Wesley, Elizabeth and Theo.

07891 201 748
matthewjolley@mac.com

GORDON MACINTYRE

ELDER
Gordon and Dani run an agriculture consultancy here in Suffolk, a fair distance from their native Scotland. They have three children: Calum, Bryony and Rebecca.
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KEVIN MCGRANE

ELDER
Kevin, Margaret and their daughter Agnes were founding members of the church in 1991. Kevin came to faith in Christ after a considerable period of inquiry had exhausted, not only the Roman Catholicism in which he had been raised, but also the atheism to which he had turned with zeal as a young scientist.
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JAKE ASHMORE

ELDER
Jake is a serving airman with the United States Airforce and was ordained as an elder in 2016. Jake and Ieva have three children, Daniel, Becky and Abby.

A significant part of what it means to be a Presbyterian church is to be led by a group of elders called a ‘session. Indeed, the word 'presbyterian' comes from the Greek word used in the Bible for 'elder'. This group of elders is responsible to ensure there is accountability and shared responsibility for the care of the church. Some of these elders have the added responsibility of being the primary teachers of the congregation and they are often called minsters.


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