The Church is led by a team of 3 Elders.
Simon Fry leads the team. He, his wife Anna and their four children joined ChristChurch from Kings Community Church Southampton in 2015. Si is passionate about stirring the local church to play its part in fulfilling the great commission both locally and the ends of the earth. In 2008, Si set up a charity that works to train and support indigenous leaders throughout East Africa to share the gospel.
Duncan Pratt has been an Elder at ChristChurch since 2014. He is single and has had a career in the nursing profession within the NHS. Duncan has a passion for the prophetic and for seeing spiritual gifts in general released to the body of Christ. He enjoys travel, walking on the South Downs, canoeing, growing veg, eating out, concerts, the gym and a good film.
Chris Joyes is the newest member of the team, being prayed into Eldership in September 2018. He is a born and bred Hailsham-ite and works as a Carpenter. Chris is married to Jenni and they have two daughters (with twin boys on the way!) Chris oversees the worship team here at ChristChurch.
Sam Kendell is our Youth Pastor and has been at ChristChurch for 4 years now. He is married to Hannah and they have a little girl called Olivia. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family, playing games, rugby, books and being outdoors.
Eloise Reah has been working as our Children’s Worker since 2016. She is married to Phil and they have two children. She loves reading, cooking and walks that lead to great cafes!
Chris Large is our Operations Manager. He has been married to Lynn for 30 years and they have 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren. After 30 years in the Fire Service Chris is now using the skills that God taught him to help manage the Church in all its practical functions.
Jenni Joyes is the Church Administrator and is married to Chris. When she isn’t in the church office she is normally chasing after their two young daughters. Jenni is passionate about the local church and about baking!
Rod Tice is the Church Finance Officer. He has 4 grown up children, 7 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Although once a keen sportsman he now enjoys a more leisurely way of life, and, when not keeping the church’s books in order, enjoys being retired, watching quiz programmes, and reading.
Owen Mudford is our Placement Student from Moorlands Bible College and has been around since 2017. He is involved in many different areas of church life, including our youth work and administration and creates a lot of our promotional work. His two passions (after Jesus) are Rugby and Films.
The Legal and Financial aspects of Church life come under the auspices of the Trustees. The Church is a Charitable Company limited by guarantee (Hailsham Frontiers Charitable Trust Charity Number 1118740 & Company Number 6033909). The Trustees are Phil Reah (Chair), Steve Mewett, Sandra Coltman, Jeff Tye and Georgie Williams.