Pastor / Elder
Chris was born and raised in South Leeds, and now lives in Otley. He is married to Caroline and they have two boys, Calvin & Lewis. Chris trained with the North-West Partnership Training Course and the Christian Ministry Training Course. Before going into full-time ministry Chris trained as a secondary school French teacher. He enjoys languages, sci-fi and fantasy novels, and full english breakfasts. Chris is on the steering group of the Yorkshire Gospel Partnership.
Mike recently retired from a lifetime in engineering and lives in Ilkley with his wife Judith. They have a married daughter, and two grandchildren who live in New York. Born and raised in the South of England, Mike considers himself an honorary Yorkshireman, having been married to Bradford-born Judith for 38 years and having lived in Yorkshire one third of his life. Mike enjoys gardening, fell walking and all things aviation. He has been a follower of Jesus since his late teens.
An Otley resident for 10 years, Richard is a retired Bradford secondary headteacher, now self-employed as a consultant and company director. Richard is also a partner in The Yorkshire Wordwright, a new graphic design and copywriting agency. In that capacity he is organising the proposed Otley Coffee Festival and enjoying the excuse to spend lots of time in cafes. Richard is married to Sarah, a father of three and a very keen follower of Welsh rugby and football.